Peer observation form for language classes

Observing other language teachers is one of the best ways to hone our own practice. Noticing the strategies that other teachers use to help learners understand and feel comfortable is at the core of the Coaching model used at national conferences like iFLT and NTPRS, and it is a form of professional development that we … Continue reading Peer observation form for language classes

Mindset for Acquisition: Changes in instruction require changes in thinking

If you have decided to teach for proficiency with an emphasis on comprehension, you are probably asking the question, "Where do I start?" When you ask this question to colleagues, they will probably suggest some resources for you. "Get SOMOS!", they might say, or "Start with Special Person interviews!". You'll probably hear, "The MovieTalk database … Continue reading Mindset for Acquisition: Changes in instruction require changes in thinking

Teach language with Yoga Stories!

One of our family's favorite ways to get the squiggly wiggly's out is with Cosmic Kids Yoga. In each episode, Jamie tells a story and acts it out with yoga poses and other forms of movement (ex: jumping jacks, running in place, etc.). Our kids love the stories, love Jamie's accent, and love yoga. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40SZl84Lr7A … Continue reading Teach language with Yoga Stories!

How to find the confidence to try something that terrifies you

Many teachers long to make instructional changes in their classes, but longing only sometimes leads to action. Even after identifying the change they want to make, determining that it will be best for them and for their students, and learning how to implement it, many teachers still remain paralyzed; trapped in their old, no longer … Continue reading How to find the confidence to try something that terrifies you

Q&A Recorded FB LIVE Session – January 2019

Whether you are just beginning to Dip your Toes into the waters of comprehension based teaching or are a seasoned pro looking for hacks and novelty, you've got questions! Get your questions answered in LIVE Q&As There is no one right way to teach comprehensibly, and hearing many different perspectives will help you to develop … Continue reading Q&A Recorded FB LIVE Session – January 2019