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!
The flexible learning spaces in my classroom have had a positive impact on student satisfaction and learning. My students enjoy the options that they have and most of them use the spaces as intended. But as always, there are a few students who ruin it for the rest. Here are a few things I learned…… Continue reading Flexible Seating Tips
The way that I personalize learning for my students continues to evolve and I have updated the playlists that I use with my students. It is easier for students to follow and makes it less overwhelming for them. If you would prefer to hear about how I personalize learning in my French class, check out…… Continue reading Sample Blended Unit
After attending ACTFL, I was able to implement a few of the things that I learned from the conference and others on Twitter to create a mini unit on hobbies before winter break. One of the biggest takeaways was to make sure that the unit is relevant to students and has a purpose. Instead of…… Continue reading Mes Loisirs | A Mini Unit on Hobbies
Blended or personalized learning is one instructional tool to help accelerate the learning of all students. When I first started learning about blended learning, I was unsure what it was and how it could look in a classroom. To help, I have included two ideas on how you can slowly start to implement blended learning…… Continue reading Blending? Two Ideas to Personalize Learning
The last few conferences that I have attended have been focused on blended and personalized learning as I have been slowly transforming the my instructional practices to be more student centered. Now that I have been spending time on personalized learning, I felt that I needed to learn more about the latest World Language best…… Continue reading Planning for a Successful Conference
This year I have focused on creating flexible learning spaces. I still have a variety of seating options for my students, but I am now more intentional about how I use them. Last year was a huge learning curve for me (check out my end of year reflections on flexible seating) and I made it…… Continue reading Flexible Learning Spaces