On the importance of thinking twice

Today I wanted to talk about childhood with my learners. Who doesn’t like to talk about it, I thought, what a perfect ice-breaker… I was so wrong and unprepared for what came next. Here comes a lesson about looking beyond your own privilege. Yes, everyone has childhood memories, but for those who went through devastating wars, famine, natural disasters, and spent their childhood years in refugee camps, bringing those memories back brings nothing but pain and tears.

Something that we might perceive as the most innocent topic, could stir emotions that our learners work tirelessly on keeping in balance.

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