Building skills, not learning facts…And an announcement about ACTFL 2018

2 weeks in, but really only 1 week in We’re two and a half weeks into the year, which means that most of my classes have completed a week’s worth of work (I only see the kids 2 times a week). It’s been a very positive first few weeks of school and I’m looking forward… Read More Building skills, not learning facts…And an announcement about ACTFL 2018

Promoting Student Success, Pt. 4: No One Does Poorly in My Class

The fourth part in the ongoing series about how I can encourage success and not set students (and myself) up for failure. Student progress in a language is a very individual thing. Different kids who have had the same amount of comprehensible input might have significantly different levels of proficiency. This is just a part… Read More Promoting Student Success, Pt. 4: No One Does Poorly in My Class

A little help from my friends: How my curriculum has been shaped by many

Let me admit it here and now: I am constantly using other people’s ideas. I love to look at activities that other people have developed and use them or adapt them for my own classroom. There are several reasons why I devour posts about activities. These range from the practical (I just don’t have that… Read More A little help from my friends: How my curriculum has been shaped by many