At the very end of the school year, I posted about what I hoped to accomplish this summer. I am about halfway through the summer, so I thought I would check-in to see where I am at. There were a few things that I forgot to include on my to do list, like finish… Continue reading Midsummer Check-In
Flexible seating is widely utilized in elementary schools, but rare in middle and high schools. Since I have been blending my French 1 class, I have been researching how to give my students more choice in their learning and one way is by using flexible seating. Currently, I have several groups of tables to facilitate… Continue reading Classroom Redesign
It seems that there is always something new to learn about and it can be easy to become overwhelmed, so I have picked a few things that I want to focus on for the summer. IPAs and Proficiency I received the Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment from ACTFL earlier this year, but I have not had a… Continue reading Summer To Do List
I finally tried out a Breakout EDU with my upper level French classes earlier this week and it was a success! I’m very fortunate that my department will be receiving several Breakout EDU kits next school year and I wanted to try one out on a very small scale. I’d never experienced a breakout before,… Continue reading Breakout EDU
Getting ALL of my Diploma Programme students to complete a summer assignment is a challenge. In the past, I’ve had specific activities that students had to complete by a certain date throughout the summer, but the completion rate was not very high and was so disappointing. I know that my students had the best of intentions,… Continue reading Summer Enrichment Activities
Yesterday was a professional development day and it was probably one of the best PDs that my district has put together. In addition to a content area session, there was a keynote given by Dean Shareski (@shareski) who presented about embracing a culture of joy. It was a moving presentation that made me reflect on… Continue reading Bring on the fun!
I’m always so amazed at how other teachers share the resources that they’ve created. Madame Shepard just recently shared a unit on the election in France and I am planning on using that as a starting point for the unit I need to create (Merci Madame Shepard!). Since I benefited from her work, I hope… Continue reading Quel temps fait-il?