Teaching Strategies

Brainstorming Before a World Language Assessment

For the most recent French 1 presentational writing assessment, I had my students complete a brainstorming sheet the day before the summative assessment. They had access to their notes, but had no idea that they would be able to use this brainstorming sheet on the assessment. Students wrote WORDS that did and did not describe…… Continue reading Brainstorming Before a World Language Assessment


The Power of Yet (for Teachers)

As teachers, we encourage our students to embrace a growth mindset and to use the word “yet” when talking about deficits. But what about us teachers? When learning about a new idea, there are times when we instantly shut it down saying why it would never work in our classroom. I’m guilty of this, but…… Continue reading The Power of Yet (for Teachers)