Shiny Happy Handouts

Shiny Happy Handouts

One of the most asked questions we get is “How do you create your handouts?” So I’m presenting about it since it brings me joy! 🙂 Click the “>” on the images below to advance the slides. Photos: Pixabay.com Fonts: FontSquirrel.com...
An awesome opportunity for your students!

An awesome opportunity for your students!

You might need something to inspire students at this time of the year or maybe this can be something to share with the teacher down the hall. It could change a student’s whole life OR simply jumpstart a valuable conversation with someone who needs it. Announcing...
Creative Language Class: Celebrating 10 years!

Creative Language Class: Celebrating 10 years!

10 years.  One whole decade. Our very first blog post was published on Jan. 7, 2012. Kara and I were working together in Kentucky and learning about proficiency together. We were motivated to be more effective language teachers. Not everyone around us wanted to...
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...