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

FIVE language teachers that I followed in 2018...and I will keep following in 2019! #MyFives Day 1 #langchat

#MyFives: World language teachers I followed in 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

Practical advice for classroom management

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