Are my interpersonal activities really just presentations for an audience of one? What can I do differently?… Read More Putting Students “On-The-Spot”
I had an amazing time at ACTFL this year! I met some long-time heroes and gave a presentation and saw some career-changing sessions. My conference focus this year was (mostly) to learn about getting kids up through the proficiency levels and in that regard I learned a whole lot. Biggest ACTFL Takeaways
Comments and debriefing will be coming soon in a separate post, but here is the link to the presentation on Google Slides:
A fun twist on character creation that I have used with my youngest elementary students comes around at this time of year: Creating Class Monsters! There is one big change for creating this character with younger students rather than upper elementary or middle schoolers: Rather than have them make suggestions for all the details, I… Read More Halloween Monsters!
The blog content has been flowing this year. I have found new inspiration for teaching this year and I am having a great time experimenting and sharing about it here. You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting quite as often in the last week or so. The reason is: ACTFL!!! Currently, I am… Read More Prepping for ACTFL
For those times when your plans, no matter how great they were, just won’t work out… Read More No-Prep Activities for When Your Plans Go Out The Window
Hello all, I have updated the look of the blog a bit, mostly to make it easier to access the newly updated Stories Pages. I have divided the stories into ones to use for Elementary and ones to use for Middle or Upper school. Content for the stories is almost all student-driven. As I’ve written… Read More New Stories and a (slightly) New Look