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...
Solving the Classroom Tissue Issue

Solving the Classroom Tissue Issue

The school supply list is out! Are tissue boxes on your list? If so, check out one way to add a little learning to that item. I taught at a school that said tissue boxes and other supplies cannot be for extra credit because students should not be buying their grades....