Practical and Common-Sense Tips for Personalizing Stories

Personalization Personalization is one of the most important things we can do to make our input compelling. As a new CI teacher, I found that I was focusing too much on making input comprehensible and forgetting to make it compelling. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have gotten to the point where I… Read More Practical and Common-Sense Tips for Personalizing Stories

One Minute Dance Party, or: Learning to Let Loose a Little

Sometimes I come in the classroom and kids are wired. They are keyed up beyond belief and they are jittery and wild and can’t sit still. This happens at all grade levels, but especially in the lower grades. Other times I come into the classroom and the kids are zombies. They are bored and half-asleep… Read More One Minute Dance Party, or: Learning to Let Loose a Little