Late Work Policy 2016

I can hardly believe that we’re two full weeks into the school year already! Things are going really well so far, and I’m loving my change to tables. If you get a chance, I highly recommend it – students no longer try to finagle their groups so that they’re always working with the same people….

Reflective Teacher Day 15

Day 15: What tech tools are you most grateful for? Why? How have they changed what you do? Number one is absolutely my projector. I love that my students and I can pull up web pages, watch music videos, and just generally get in touch with the Spanish-speaking world. I have a class set of…

Reflective Teaching Day 27: Holidays and Weekends

What role do weekends and holidays play in your teaching? Holidays! Weekends! Some of my favorite things! In the past, I’ve never done much with holidays. I’ve always been so concerned with getting through all the material that I never felt like I had the time to really do much with holidays. Maybe mention them…

Reflective Teaching Day 13: Edtech

Here we go! I’m really looking forward to reading others’ responses to this one! Name the top edtech tools that you use on a consistent basis in the classroom, and rank them in terms of their perceived (by you) effectiveness. I know it says rank, but I’m really just writing about these in the order…

The Big Questions: Homework

Homework is such a source of stress for me. I think it’s important for students to practice using the language on their own, but when they consistently make mistake after mistake, aren’t they just learning to do it wrong? On the other hand, it’s extremely useful for me as a teacher to see what they’re…