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Even High Schoolers Love Stickers

Motivating students to stay engaged in online learning is a challenge for me. One of the first times that I played an online game with my live online class, a student asked me if they would get anything if they won. That made me stop and think about what I used to do when we…… Continue reading Even High Schoolers Love Stickers

Distance Learning · Teaching Strategies

Distance Learning Reflections – Beginning of Class Routine

It is hard to believe that tomorrow will be the twelfth week of distance learning for me and my students. I am teaching French in my district’s Distance Learning Academy for this school year. I teach French 1, 2 and a 3/4 combo class. This is also the first year that I am teaching middle…… Continue reading Distance Learning Reflections – Beginning of Class Routine

Distance Learning · French 1

French 1 Distance Learning Resources

Distance learning takes so much time to plan and we shouldn’t have to do it all alone. In an effort to share more, I will add resources that I have used during distance learning with French 1. My district just adopted the Wayside Publishing EntreCultures text. Theme: Identity #moien3mots – I don’t know who originally…… Continue reading French 1 Distance Learning Resources

Blended Learning · Distance Learning · Personalized Learning · Teaching Strategies

Ice Breakers & More

Some school districts are announcing their plans for the fall and I know that regardless of where students learn, the first few weeks are going to be so important.  I will definitely have a bootcamp/orientation to help students learn the tools that we will be using.  Here are a few first week of school activities…… Continue reading Ice Breakers & More

Blended Learning · Distance Learning

Face to Face and Online Learning

Decisions about the upcoming school year are starting to be finalized and it will be an interesting school year. ┬áMy state and school district are preparing for three possible options: face to face, online, and a hybrid model. ┬áThese models are all very different and I am so overwhelmed by the possibilities that I have…… Continue reading Face to Face and Online Learning