In class, we discussed critical incidents as some type of unsettling occurrence, an occurrence that causes discomfort or cognitive dissonance in some way. There is something about the event that doesn’t sit right and causes you to think about how you could have handled it differently. We know that these critical incidents happen in schools, but also in everyday life. We have all experienced critical incidents. Reflect on our conversation in class and brainstorm critical incidents you have experienced, whether the incident happened to you or you witnessed an incident. Briefly describe at least two critical incidents from your life or your teaching. What are some affordances knowing more than one language offers you? What are the educational benefits? The cognitive benefits? The sociocultural benefits? The economic benefits? How else has knowing more than one language enriched your life?