As part of one of my faculty development courses for the university I work for, I’m tasked with writing a first draft of my teaching philosophy. I thought I’d keep a copy here.
Though I love languages, language learning, and language teaching, I have come to realize that language can be limiting. Most communication requires much more than spoken or written language to serve its purpose. Facial expressions, tone of voice, hand gestures… all contribute to the messages we wish to convey.
I showed Caro Babbo to two of my students from Editorial Design today. I hold Natalie and Karol close to my heart; having them in the classroom has been a very enriching experience. These students are deaf, so I have needed an interpreter to communicate with them and another one of their classmates in this course and in two others. Continue reading
“Sbagliando s’impara” is an Italian proverb akin to “practice makes perfect,” but it’s truly about learning from our mistakes.
“Caro Babbo” (2008) was my first — and so far is my only — experience in filmmaking. I’ve kept it close to my heart and hidden away for over seven years, but this weekend I decided to upload it to YouTube to share.
It is a short film with voice-over in Italian.