Kids need novelty. Every blog from every teacher I follow, every textbook on language teaching, and every bIt of common sense in my head tells me that this is the case. Seven years of experience with the same kids in the same school has proved it. If I do the same thing day after day,… Read More Don’t Replace, Add
Research shows that we acquire languages through comprehensible input, but what if input was more than simply comprehensible? What if it was compelling, too? What kinds of effects would compelling input have on our classroom teaching? What are some strategies to make input more compelling for our students? I am super excited to present to… Read More All they need is accurate input… right? Wrong.
Summer is usually a time for re-evaluating the work I’ve done throughout the year. In summers past, I have spent the whole time completely re-working the curriculum based on whatever interesting things I find from the awesome blogs I read and teachers I follow on Twitter. This year, though, will be quite different. Rather than… Read More Summer is Coming…And It’s Time For A Tune-Up