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 →

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Fearless – step 3: Post a story for all to see

Okay, so I said that I'd post my story here. And even though I'm still nervous to do so, I'm going to post it anyway. Constructive criticism is the best kind, right?! Right. So, please remember that I'm a non-native speaker, and that I'm not perfect in any sense of the word. And that while... Continue Reading →

Fearless – step 2: Listen to advice

Hi everyone! I can't believe that it's finally Saturday - even with only 4 days this school week and two of those days where we were delayed for weather, I thought this week was the longest week EVER! Much like that first sentence. Since my post last year about storytelling, I've gotten really into it.... 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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