Stations in the World Language Classroom

I realized the other day that I had never blogged about how I do stations!  I try to have students do stations at least once per unit.  I also have found that they work well on days that my students aren’t as motivated to really keep them moving throughout class.  One year, I planned manyContinue reading “Stations in the World Language Classroom”

Starting an evolution: presentational writing

One of the biggest things that attracts me to teaching is how much I can evolve and change as an educator.  The field itself is changing, and as I learn more and figure out how to apply more, my own teaching changes.  This challenges and pushes me. One point that I am starting to evolveContinue reading “Starting an evolution: presentational writing”

House resources for novice mid students

I have started my house unit with level 1.  Another benefit that I have found with dropping the textbook is that I feel like I can integrate previous activities and units more.  With the house unit, I wanted to integrate describing what they were seeing in a house with activities that they did in eachContinue reading “House resources for novice mid students”

Database: Effective prompts

In my quest to develop IPAs, I have some prompts for interpersonal speaking and presentational writing that end up taking off!  Almost all students write a TON of information and continue to write as much as they can about the topic.  Some ideas flop.  I have students write the minimum required, and really do notContinue reading “Database: Effective prompts”

Reflections on Presentational Speaking

I finally jumped into presentational speaking, and it worked out SO well.  To be honest, I am not sure that I would ever master the beauty of speaking assessments before my PLN.  First, I found the interpersonal bootcamp, and that was amazing.  I believe that is one of the main reason that my students areContinue reading “Reflections on Presentational Speaking”

How to start teaching proficiency: Presentational

Thank you to everyone who has commented about my series this week and has read along! The last piece, presentational, is one of the easier ones to incorporate into your assessments because I am sure that you are already having students write and/or present.  However, I would suggest a few changes to improve upon theseContinue reading “How to start teaching proficiency: Presentational”