Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sustained Silent Reading in Spanish Class

I did SSR today! Instructions: Advertisements

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What I’m Learning in Grad School: CI Demo

This past weekend I began my first class for my master’s degree in Spanish Education through Auburn University. The first item on the weekend agenda was a CI demo in German! The presenter, Andrea Wilkinson, was excellent. I was reminded of … Continue reading

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What I’m Learning in Grad School

From my homework reading tonight: “In immersion and other programs in which the emphasis is on acquisition through language use rather than on the conscious learning of rules of usage, the predictive power of aptitude measures is even less than … Continue reading

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I love these goals Maris Hawkins made for the school year. For this year, here are my goals: Save paper – copy everything 2-sided or 2 per sheet. Stay ahead on lesson plans – everything is easier when I know … Continue reading

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Movie Talk with GIFs

I have been going back through my saved posts on feedly and finding all sorts of teaching treasures. Here’s a post Mike Peto wrote last year on using animated GIFs for movie talk. He has a whole downloadable file of funny … Continue reading

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First Week of School: I love everything!

I love my new classroom. I love block schedule! I love these lesson plans. I love this penguin one of my advisement students drew for me: Also, I love those speech bubbles. Spent waaaaay too much time getting them, the … Continue reading

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1. New classroom – I moved down the hall to a room with a better layout. I worked hard all last week getting it ready for school on Monday! It’s not *quite* finished (is it ever?) but I’m quite pleased … Continue reading

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