Category Archives: world language teaching

First post from my new iPad mini!

My husband is a computer programmer & lover of all things Apple. We are also dinks (double income, no kids). Therefore every time Apple releases a new product we pretty much become first-day adopters. This is how I find myself … Continue reading

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Maintaining perspective

It’s been awhile since I posted, and I haven’t really thought through in advance what I’m writing but it feels like it’s time to write again, so here goes! Recently in my department we had the opportunity to take a … Continue reading

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Home-School Connection

My level 2 Spanish students are presenting the culmination of a month’s worth of hard work this week. About a month ago I introduced an IBMYP unit on backpacking. Since then students have worked to research and create a 6-day … Continue reading

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My Classroom-Based Inquiry Proposal

This fall my graduate course has been on the topic of teacher classroom-based inquiry, often also referred to as teacher action research. The goal of the class was to help its students become very comfortable with APA style and to … Continue reading

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9/11 Lesson & Reflection

Today I did a reading lesson that went really well and wanted to share it with others who may be able to make use of it. Last weekend, @Larryferlazzo posted a helpful link on Twitter to a resource on how … Continue reading

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First Day Reflections 2011

Today was my first full day with my Spanish students and it went really well!! Here’s what I did: Level 2 Spanish: started with seating charts as they walked in handed back name cards to students who attended freshman orientation … Continue reading

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Back to School 2010-2011: Brainstorm

So many thoughts are jumbled together in my head as the start of the 2010-2011 school year approaches. I am reading Alfie Kohn’s book Punished by Rewards which is a great way of building on what I started to explore in … Continue reading

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Teaching & Learning with Drama: A Collection of Quotes & Reflections

During the first week of my summer vacation I took an intensive week-long course at OSU on active dramatic inquiry in the classroom as a teaching and learning approach. I got a lot  out of this course and have written … Continue reading

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Dear World Language Educator, If you were on Twitter…

This Image links to a pretty great slideshow of websites and online tools available for language teachers. Although it was posted by a french teacher, keep in mind that a large number of language sites provide their content in Spanish … Continue reading

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