Be MORE productive and LESS stressed

Be MORE productive and LESS stressed

 Are you overwhelmed with all there is to do? (Grades, new preps, student recommendations, car insurance, grocery shopping, remembering birthdays, oh my!)     It’s stressful when a million random things loom over you. Some teachers are made for this....

3 Trendy & Timely Expressions to teach ASAP!

I’ve always looked for ways to incorporate new target language sayings and idiomatic expressions in class. They feel more fun than the higher function phrases we use more regularly and students love the reaction they get from using them with native speakers. In fact, according to ACTFL performance descriptors, the ability to recognize and use some idiomatic expressions is a sign of an Intermediate language learner. Advanced learners would be able to handle even less common expressions. So, when considering a new phrase… I like to look to current culture to find out what’s trending in music or social media or any other current source. Here are three I’ve seen a lot of lately that you may want to use right away in class!