#AuthRes August

Wow. As I'm staring at that word, August, I'm simultaneously freaking out and jumping for joy at the same time. I bet a lot of you teachers feel the same way. Last week, Sara-Elizabeth of Musicuentos called us to #AuthRes August, where we share some authentic resources for the world language classroom that our students will... Continue Reading →

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90% TL: just do it!

(Just so we're clear, I stole the title of this blog post from Thomas Sauer, not Nike.) Well, it's spring break here, which means that my French ones have been through 3 1/2 weeks of "only" speaking French in class. I will clarify that before that, they did speak French, but there weren't explicit rules... Continue Reading →

Quoi de neuf?

I was planning a post to update what I've been working on in my classes, and of course, Melanie got there first. We're always on the same wavelength. Truth is, I've been so concerned with this year's changes, that I haven't been focusing on the language. Rather than 90% French, we've been spending class in... Continue Reading →

Fearless: step 1 – Target language use

Before I get into this post, I am not advocating that you charge ahead into decisions before you think them through. That would be irrational. And I am only occasionally irrational. Okay, so I've gotten some great feedback and varied interest about my #oneword2015 - fearless. Really, this was the push that I needed to take... Continue Reading →

My first storytelling experience!

Whew. Today was a day of a lot of target language for me. This has me excited about the potential for storytelling in my classroom. Here are my immediate reflections: I’m not very good at answering my own questions … maybe I should script fake answers? Not sure on the best way to have students... Continue Reading →

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