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My Bitmoji Classroom - Google Slides. Simplifying Spanish Distance Learning with I can't believe yesterday marks the eight week mark of the last day of in-person classes.

Simplifying Spanish Distance Learning with

On Thursday March 12, we got the news that Michigan schools would be closing and our district had one final day of classes that Friday. None of us realized that would be the last time we'd see our students that year or that COVID19 would likely change the face of education forever. That Saturday in March, I was inspired. I'm tech savvy, I figured, this is going to be fine. I'll use the tools at my disposal to get me through a few weeks of closures. Since that day, I've proclaimed to several of my WL amigos that I needed Google Classroom and SeeSaw to combine their forces and make a baby. Enter Finally. A week into using it, I'm completely obsessed with Formative. 1.

Before Formative, I was making an instructions slideshow for each lesson that contained a bunch of links and posting it to Google Classroom. 2. If you follow me, you probably know that I'm IPA-obsessed. 3. 4. 9 Ways Online Teaching Should be Different from Face-to-Face. Comprehensible French – ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne. A Technique for El Internado and Movie Talk. If you’ve ever been frustrated because you feel like you’re not getting enough out of Movie Talk, the following may help . . .

A Technique for El Internado and Movie Talk

If you’ve ever wanted to try using El Internado in your Spanish class but you’re not sure where or how to start, the following may help . . . One of my goals for this new school year is to better utilize El Internado, which almost always means going slower than I tend to go. Mike Peto sums up a good pace as always going slower than the students want. Students from last year’s classes would laugh at the idea of going even slower than we did, but I think there is more we can do/get out of the program if we take our time.

As I was preparing to show the first part of episode 1 to a class this year, I used the following steps. Select a clip and write out the narration. Here is the presentation. About Bryce - Bryce Hedstrom - TPRS Materials & Training. The main thing to know about Bryce Hedstrom is that he wants to be a better teacher and he wants to help others that are working toward that same goal.

About Bryce - Bryce Hedstrom - TPRS Materials & Training

His habitual by-line is, “We all get better when we work together” because he believes that honey works better than vinegar, that cooperation works better than competition, and that an encouraging smile works better than a disapproving scowl. Bryce is a teacher trainer in northern Colorado. He has a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, but claims that the biggest help to him as a teacher has been the on-going professional development at conferences and workshops, particularly those in his state organization, CCFLT.

Bryce has taught at the elementary, middle school, high school and college levels. He received the Best of Colorado award from the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT) in 2008, and was elected president of CCFLT in 2015. Bryce lives in Loveland, Colorado. It doesn’t have to be this way. Resources – My Mosaic of World Language Teaching. Reflections of a Spanish Teacher. How to Flip Back-to-School Night. Have you ever wanted to do more with your back-to-school night?

How to Flip Back-to-School Night

What if rather than dreading it, you actually looked forward to it? Well, breaking news… it can be done! If you’re a fan of flipped learning, then it only makes sense to flip your back-to-school night, too. Diverse MovieTalks/Clip Chats – Maris Hawkins. A recent conversation that Dorie Conlon Perugini started on Twitter about CI being inherently equitable reminded me of something I noted at the end of the year.

Diverse MovieTalks/Clip Chats – Maris Hawkins

All of my MovieTalks feature white characters or animals. ALL OF THEM. While I really pay attention to many of the visuals that I present in class, the characters that I choose etc, this part had slipped by me for many years. I realized that this was a HUGE problem. Parlez-vous French. Reading Club Update: Day 4, Discussion Thursday – Somewhere to Share. On day 2, my Spanish 3’s reading La hija del sastre did activities directly from the Teacher’s Guide.

Reading Club Update: Day 4, Discussion Thursday – Somewhere to Share

The independent group, the comprehension questions, and the cooperative group did a variation on the charades activity… Instead of acting out the variations of the words in new contexts, they drew a picture of what they read. Spanish 4, who are reading different novels, did this Twitter activity Túiter in which they created conversations between characters in the novel that reflected what had happened in the first two chapters. Day 3 we focused on protagonists in Spanish 4. They drew their protagonist in the center of 9 thought bubbles and then wrote 9 descriptions of the person. I was excited, and nervous, to get to today…. It was AMAZING! On transitioning an entire department towards CI/TPRS – My generation of polyglots. This essay was republished in the 7th edition of Fluency Through TPR Storytelling by Blaine Ray and Contee Seely Over the last few years I have led a gradual transition in my department towards CI/TPRS.

On transitioning an entire department towards CI/TPRS – My generation of polyglots

I have heard horror stories from other schools about polarized departments and colleagues who refuse to speak to each other, but we have been able to avoid many of the pitfalls. Here is my advice for leading such a change from our experiences. (1) Reaffirm respect for the professional educator to determine their methods There are three parts to this: first, respect and voluntary commitment is the only way a true paradigm shift will ever take hold. . (2) Plan on flexibility. Groupe public Story Listening & Reading for Language Acquisition. Groupe public CI Liftoff. For Teachers New to CI Methods. CI (COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT) STRATEGIES* TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading & Storytelling) TPRS is the first CI method that I started with.

For Teachers New to CI Methods

Thanks to Blaine Ray and the one day workshop I attended (in 2011 or 2012?) My teaching changed 180 degrees. Une publication de Classroom Tapas le 8 novembre 2018. Error Correction: Why does it seem natural when we know it is a waste of time for acquisition? – Comprehensible Antiquity. Lately, I’ve disco vered myself in moments where I correct students’ Latin errors in class.

Error Correction: Why does it seem natural when we know it is a waste of time for acquisition? – Comprehensible Antiquity

You might already be thinking, “Correct a students’ language mistake in a language class makes sense.” But it never feels right, yet it seems to happen automatically. But what purpose does error correction serve? What Is "Student-Centered"? It's Diane.

What Is "Student-Centered"?

I have an analogy about teacher-centered and student-centered instruction, especially regarding beginning students. It's an analogy I've heard applied many times to people starting to acquire another language. I'll expand the analogy somewhat and use it to help define student-centered instruction. The secret to building confidence in your teaching. You’ve heard of “fake it till you make it” and “acting as if” until you actually feel it. That’s NOT what we’re talking about in this episode, though I think there’s some value to that, for sure. When you tell yourself affirming thoughts, it impacts your mood and can give you a confidence boost. That’s not just woo-woo stuff, because think of the opposite: If you spend three minutes ruminating about all your greatest failures as a teacher and replaying all of the negative interactions with students and parents, you’re going to feel a shift in your mood, right?

It’s going to leave you feeling down on yourself. So the opposite holds true: If you think positive thoughts about yourself, it gives you the energy and enthusiasm to do a great job. Assessments in the Communicative and Comprehension based classroom – TOWARD PROFICIENCY. This series of posts breaks down the ginormous and complex topic of Assessment into manageable chunks. 1.Considerations for setting-up your grade book and selecting assessments 2.

Assessments for Novice learners 3. Timed writes as a way to measure growth. Free Resources. The Research Supporting the Comprehensible Input Hypothesis and C.I. Instruction. Research shows that languages are acquired only when people get aural or written comprehensible inputcomprehensible reading in the target language improves acquisition a lotgrammar practice and explanations, most metacognition, performance feedback, and output are of minimal or no valuedrills and any other kind of output practice don’t workthere are predictable, unavoidable, error-involving stages and sequences of acquisition of grammar which cannot be changedlearners’ speaking the target language does not help learners acquire it, and often slows acquisitioncomprehensible input methods (including T.P.R.S., narrative paraphrase a.k.a.

Movietalk, free voluntary reading and Story Listening) do more for acquisition than do legacy methodsdespite superficial differences, children and adults learn languages in the same way Here is the evidence supporting what we know about language acquisition. ACTFL for teacher assistant cycle - Recherche Google. Teaching CI With a Textbook - SRTA Spanish. Inside: How to plan Comprehensible Input lessons when using a textbook? How to use CI strategies when you are tied to a district assessment? CI Reading Strategies. Reading in the target language can be divided into three phases: pre-reading, reading, and post-reading. Each of theses phases is important to contributing to student comprehension and literacy in the target language.  Slides vous permet de créer et de modifier des présentations en ligne gratuitement. The Deskless Classroom: What matters most. Alyssa Campbell, of Seed & Sew, spoke recently in the Summer SOMOS Fun Club episode on Classroom Management about self care.

She talked about it in context of collaborative emotional processing. Because (this is my take away), you can't take care of your emotions or support other people in their emotions if you don't take care of yourself, and the root of our interactions in classrooms is emotional. This got me thinking a lot about self care and why I am such a nut about going to bed early on school nights. It also made me thing about my Lunchtime talk at iFLT 19, which touched on a similar theme. Hard-learned lessons in classroom management – TOWARD PROFICIENCY. ACTFL Quick Quizzes. Presentation: Digital Portfolios - Google Slides. Roadmap to Reflection. YouTube. YouTube. Polls with Students. Resource Center. The reproducible pages and supplemental resources referenced in your copy of Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works can be accessed using the links below. Resource Center. A Literacy-Focused Whole Language Teacher's Musings. Albert Fernández’ story speaks to the natural tendency of teachers to replicate the same methods that our own teachers used, especially when we are in “survival mode”, and just getting our teaching legs under us.

Classroom Management Part 8: Do Nows! – La Maestra Loca. ACTFL 2019 Convention: Highlights & Reflection. 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher. 2. SPANISH ACTFL 5Cs student-friendly posters by Placido Language Resources. Expert Instruction in Comprehensible Input and TPRS methods for teaching and learning Mandarin Chinese. Je + Mettre ≠ Bilingualism - Alyssa Gould - Medium. Student-Centered World Language Classrooms. SLA Lesson Graphic Organizers.pdf. Rubric for Teaching about Second Language Acquisition (SLA) SLA Lesson.pdf. 7 ways teachers can overcome imposter syndrome. Comprehensible Input Based Language Learning. Comprehensible Input: An Effective New Approach for Clairbourn’s Language Program – Clairbourn News.

Classroom Management Q and A – Jon Cowart World Language Consulting. 15 Reasons for Comprehensible Input. Curriculum Club Coffee Break. Daily Framework Video from Shawna's Class. Five reminders for when I feel insecure – Cécile Lainé. CI Demo: 5th gr Spanish daily framework, visual survey. Week 7 (23-27SEP2019): UNIT ONE WHO YOU ARE - Google Slides. Movie Talk Jumble. 1st Period Spanish One - Write and Discuss - 1/10/2018. Calendar talk (Week 5 Sp. 1) Une publication de Teacher's Discovery le Aujourd’hui. Learn to do Movie Talk in 20 minutes – Mme Moghtader. A, B, C, or D and Visual Survey Graphic Organizers.pdf. Planning Considerations and Using the “Daily Dose of Language”.pdf.

Building a Target Language Community Webinar.pdf. The Deskless Classroom: Getting ready for the day: organizing and tools. How to teach such that they understand. Special Person – Google Drive. Sample of Special Person Spanish 1. Countdown To Mitten CI Conference Part 1: What is Special Person? Persona Especial - Mis Clases Locas. Why Persona Especial Interviews Work: The Way They Want to Be Known - Bryce Hedstrom - TPRS Materials & Training. Stephen Krashen on Language Learning in the Polyglot Community. Those “Other” Hypotheses: The Natural Order Hypothesis – Teacher's Discovery Blog. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements. Speaking Assessments - The Comprehensible Classroom. ACTFL Quick Quizzes – Loading up my little darlings with Comprehensible Input.

CI Teacher's 1 Page Guide to Blurting out by CI Coaching with Connie. The Comprehensible Classroom - Become a more confident language teacher. First Week of School - 1st Period Spanish - Calendar and Setting up Card Talk... Story #1 "Los Gatos Azules" Day 1. PROVIDING COMPELLING AND COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT - YEAR 1. Getting Rid of a Big Buuuuut. DailySLAKeyMotivationalFactorsandHowTeachers. Joyofci. Maestros de América Latina, una serie que tienes que ver. Thinking ahead for next year: Syllabus. The Deskless Classroom: Comprehensible Online 2019 Handouts.

Speaking Final Rubric ( Proficiency Grading Parent Letter ( Proficiency Based Grading: a letter for parents. Lesson on Second Language Acquisition. Why Translation Activities Are Still Crucial. Creating enjoyable listening lessons in the MFL classroom – a practical guide... #iflt18 and Slow – Blair's CI Journey. Retrieval Practice – 12 evidence-based strategies – Behaviour Buddy.

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