Monthly Archives: August 2014

Keeping organized: Put it in the box!

Just a quick post to share a cheap & cute organizing trick of mine: The Box Last year I had a couple of stackable trays for students to turn their work in to. This year, I didn’t have enough trays, … Continue reading

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Teaching Time With Picture Cards

One of my favorite resources for almost any unit is a set of picture cards for vocab words. Today I was teaching time,  so I gave students this handout:   You can make prettier ones here (digital or analogue clocks! five … Continue reading

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More Practice with Questions

As I was wrapping up stations last Friday, I asked students to respond to two reflection questions. What activities in class are most helpful for you? Are there any specific topics you need more practice with? The responses were for the most … Continue reading

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Stations: Practice and perfect!

I was talking to a few teachers in my department between classes earlier this week: “I’ve introduced most of the unit’s vocab, but I need more ways to practice it. Students can do all right on straight translation, or remember … Continue reading

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Audio Resources for my Greetings Unit

Today I want to share two authentic-ish audio resources, as well as activities I’ve put together to go with them. I’m using them in the second week of Spanish 1, as part as the introductory unit covering greetings and leave … Continue reading

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Managing BYOD

When I interviewed for my job last spring, I was excited to find out my system is transitioning to 1:1. As I began pre-planning, I realized the transition is less far along than I expected – computers are ordered, but … Continue reading

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Class Decor

I moved to a new school this year, and I got really excited about decorating a new room! I spent quite a few hours on Pinterest looking for inspiration, and even more time executing those ideas!  Here are a few shots … Continue reading

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