Today I want to share my “flags” to help you simplify life in the classroom. This is a ready-to-use system for assigning research topics and partners. Check out ways to use this huge time-saver!
This is a class routine from the beginning of time by Megan that I still love. Post #43 to be exact. Enjoy a little “Throwback Thursday”!
If you’ve had your students in class all year your job should be so easy! Flawless transitions, no personality conflicts, 100% cooperation… Plus, by now they have learned a lot of language and can stay in the target language so much longer than they could at the beginning of the year. Ok, let’s be real… it’s
Greeting students at the door has numerous benefits including creating a personal connection, setting an example of polite etiquette, and for us language folks, using the language! The learning starts at the door.
I really need to improve my ways of assessing their learning at the end of a lesson instead of waiting until they take an assessment. I have revamped my exit slip procedure by adding this poster to my old bag of tricks.
The last ACTFL newsletter had a great article about staying in the target language in class. This is always a big challenge for me. Enjoy this reading and please share your thoughts!
Megan posted before about giving students a Hispanic name and country that they are “from” to get students more interested. I wanted to add a little more culture based on some ideas from the comments, so I created passports with the flag as the background.
Published on: Aug 26, 2012 During my first two years of teaching a language, I noticed some patterns. 1.) Although I had big classes (around 30), about 5-10 students did the majority of speaking in class in the TL. 2.) Students got bored easily. I needed to change the activity/task every 10-15 minutes (especially with level one students)
One of our first week lesson plans is how to escape, I mean, how to leave the classroom. I do this lesson for these reasons: * New students get to see the faces and names of people they may need to visit. * They can do it in the target language. * It teaches them
Megan’s post inspired me to take a stroll through my local dollar store yesterday. Or maybe I was avoiding my homework… Anyways I have been learning a lot about collaborative groups in my ESL methods class. During my observations, I noticed that the students were very segregated by language. This also lowered the amount of