The Power of a Person

Earlier this week, I was catching up on some blog reading and noticed a pattern…MovieTalk, MovieTalk, MovieTalk! Laurie Clarcq wrote about using MovieTalk with Despereaux on her Embedded Reading blog. Kristin Duncan wrote about using MovieTalk with The Paperman on TPRS Teacher. Bryan Kandel wrote about trying out MovieTalk for the first time with a…

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Teaching Yup’ik Through TPRS

QUESTION: Do you teach a native language or support teachers that do?? Our state language association is looking for ways to better support our Alaska Native language teachers and would love to hear what you are doing that has been successful and what challenges you have faced/are facing! Please leave your thoughts in the comments! Thanks!! –Martina, 01/2016 This past…

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More Movie Talk

Friday night’s Skype with Dr. Hastings was fantastic! The only thing that could have made it better would be had my husband been available to watch the baby so that I didn’t have to chase him around the room while we Skyped. Because of the little scoundrel, I couldn’t take notes, so I’m just going…

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Movie Talk

Michele has been blogging about Movie Talk for quite a few months now, and she introduced it to our First Fridays group in November with a brief demo using a Cheburashka cartoon. I won’t write about the background of the method, but there is quite a bit on Michele’s blog, and here is an article…

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The Great Foldables Scam

Foldables are nothing new to most K-12 educators. It seems that a foldable craze hits districts or buildings every few years. Made popular by Dinah Zike, I currently blame Pinterest for the resurgence of the things. Our school has had several trainings on them recently. Thankfully, they have all been department-specific and I have yet…

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