My French 1 students needed more practice reviewing numbers, so we played Bingo and a modified version of Heads Up. Students loved playing it and it got them speaking and listening to numbers. Plus it was so simple to set up as I already had sets of cards with numbers on them that we had… Continue reading Heads Up Number Game
This summer I attended a CARLA summer institute that allowed me to explore different apps that can be used for formative and summative assessments. When exploring applications and website for assessing interpretive reading, Google Forms was my main focus. Usually when I have students complete a reading activity, they complete it on paper and are… Continue reading Using Google Forms for Formative Reading Activities
I recently attended a Making Thinking Visible workshop by Ron Richhart. The focus on the breakout session was to help students develop routines of thinking. Thinking routines are: Tools that facilitate learning for students. Structures and scaffolds that help us engage the student. Patterns of behavior used over and over so that the thinking becomes… Continue reading CSI Thinking Routine
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!