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

What is Proficiency Oriented Language Instruction?

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?

Conferencing this summer? Make your Tweets Sweet

If you are at a conference this summer and you have Twitter and you want to use it, send out as many SWEET TWEETS as you can! Sweet tweets: Not sweet as in the opposite of sassy; sweet as in...awesome. So...what makes a conference tweet sweet?   CONFERENCE HASHTAG Use the conference hashtag (#xxxx)! Make … Continue reading Conferencing this summer? Make your Tweets Sweet