Personalized learning is a powerful tool that helps students take ownership of their learning. Students have a choice in the path, place and/or pace in their learning. Two other integral components of personalized learning are goal setting and reflection. Many #langchat teachers on Twitter share how they have students track and reflect on their performance.…… Continue reading Personalized Learning: Dive Right In!
I first came across DonorsChoose 3 years ago and it took awhile to get my first project funded. Fast forward to today and I have had 20 projects fully funded! I want to share a few tips to help you get your next project funded. 1) Look for Match Offers Before I start any project,…… Continue reading DonorsChoose Winter Welcome Week
If you have a subscription to the Scholastic magazines Bonjour, check out this mini lesson that I put together on le réchauffement climatique. Read below or watch the explanation video. Vocab review on quizlet1 Jour 1 Question – C’est quoi le réchauffement OR play FluentKey live using a premade quiz that accompanies this video.Read the…… Continue reading Le réchauffement climatique mini lesson
I was so fed up with phones last year that I knew I had to do something or I would go crazy! I would create an engaging, relevant lesson for students only to have a handful (or more) of students scrolling on their phones. I tracked student phone use and those who used their phones…… Continue reading Phones: A Love-Hate Relationship
The most recent Scholastic magazines had a theme all about l’amitié virtuelle and I created a lesson using these articles. I explain the lesson in this short video. This could easily be adapted to stations. Resources Worksheet Google Forms – Be sure to make a copy before editing or sharing these! Tu préfères… (Make a…… Continue reading Amitiés Virtuelles
At my school, open house is usually the second week of school and parents follow a modified class schedule where they spend 10 minutes in each class. In the past, I would give a short 10 minute presentation describing what a typical class looked like, explaining procedures for makeup work, and a bit about me.…… Continue reading Open House Stations
Summers are a chance for teachers to relax, reflect and recharge. However, it is also easy to feel pressure to work and attend professional development sessions, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Last year was a challenging year for me. One of my colleagues was out on an unexpected leave, which left the…… Continue reading Taking Back Summer!