Intro to passé composé: film story

As a new teacher to comprehensible input, I always wonder how much I'm impacting my students. Clearly, I am not doing a perfect job, but I hope that the strides I am making will help my students each day. One day, I'll be totally 90%, but this first transition year is hard. That's one of... Continue Reading →


Impressionism fair!

There's a quote that I can't remember that I've been thinking of today - something about me being a sum of all the people I've ever met. So, today in my French III class, I used an activity I found from Lisa Shepard. We've been talking about art, and she did a unit where she focused... Continue Reading →

#Teach2Teach Question 3

I've been thinking on this post for a bit, and as much as it pains me, I think that it's important to talk to beginning teachers about the realities that they might face in the profession. If you're not familiar with #Teach2Teach, the wonderful Amy Lenord started it to help pre-service teachers answer real, pressing... Continue Reading →

Evaluation … adaptation?

Well, I don't usually post about things like this, but there's something that a colleague said a few days ago that really bugged me. On discussing an upcoming observation that the teacher had, the colleague mentioned to me (and to a student) that, "I have to play games. I'm a much cooler teacher when I'm not... Continue Reading →

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