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
Learn how to prepare for your OPI Oral Proficiency Interview through my experience taking a Mock OPI with an ACTFL Certified Tester.
Today is the last day of the #MyFives series, and we are shifting our gaze from the past to the future. Helloooooooo 2019– I'm comin' for ya! Goals I'm going to crush My wording here is strategic. I'm not setting goals that I hope to achieve; I am preparing myself to do what I intend … Continue reading #MyFives: Goals I’ll Crush in 2019
In 2018, I followed some inspiring teachers, I read some insightful posts, and I learned in many different ways. Now, I want to share with you some of the lessons that I loved in 2018. Welcome to Day 4 of the #MyFives #langchat series. I invite you to share your own list each day according … Continue reading #MyFives: Lessons I loved in 2018
Welcome to Day 2 of the #MyFives #langchat series! I loved reading all of the #MyFives Teachers I followed posts from yesterday, and I'm excited to have a slew of new people to inspire me in the coming year because of it! Today's post is about BLOG POSTS. What have you read or shared this … Continue reading #MyFives: Blog posts I recommend from 2018
I'm closing out 2018 with FIVE blog posts, each one featuring a collection of FIVE fast and furious reflections on 2018 or glances toward the future. I invite you to join me by sharing your #MyFives each day in your own way: blog them, tweet them, Facebook them, comment them, Insta them...however you share, share! … Continue reading #MyFives: World language teachers I followed in 2018
ACTFL was, as it always is, inspiring and overwhelming. I didn't make it to all the sessions that I had hoped to, and even still I left with a renewed passion for the important work that we do as language educators and more ideas than I could ever hope to implement. In this post, I … Continue reading Three big ideas from #ACTFL18
My journey to ACTFL began today with a road trip to drop off my kids with their grandparents—how about you?? Are you already in NOLA or flying in tomorrow? For me, ACTFL is just as much about personal connections as it is about professional learning. It is an opportunity for me to meet mentors that … Continue reading Find me at #ACTFL18
You have done your research and planned your year with lessons and activities that are guaranteed to help your students make forward progress on the path to proficiency. Your planned lessons are input-rich and you know how to keep it comprehensible. You can't fail! ...except, you are failing. You're a few days in...a few weeks in maybe...and … Continue reading Practical advice for classroom management
As language teachers, our goal for our students is to be more proficient in the target language when they complete our course than when they began. We probably have other goals for our students (being more kind, more empathetic, more responsible, more culturally aware), but all of these objectives fit into the overarching mission of … Continue reading What is Proficiency Oriented Language Instruction?