Teaching Vocabulary to Grow Proficiency

Teaching Vocabulary to Grow Proficiency

Growing our students’ vocabulary is a big part of our work as language teachers. They need to know WORDS to be able to communicate and make meaning of a new language.  But as you know, just because you teach it doesn’t mean they necessarily remember it.  ...
Four Friday Routines

Four Friday Routines

Happy F-R-I-D-A-Y!  Today I was surfing the web and was reminded of a great memory… the Friday Cheer! During my very first years in the classroom, I can remember hearing John Buckman’s business class yelling “F-R-I-D-A-Y, FRIDAY!” from across...
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....
Whatcha thinking??

Whatcha thinking??

Here’s a quick interpretive inference activity that can be for ANY grade level, ANY language and for ANY lesson. The best part, it only takes a few minutes to prep! Picture + Thought Bubble = Inference Activity! Recently I’ve been really digging into the...