Here in Alaska, we just wrapped up an incredible conference. Bill VanPatten of MSU and Scott Benedict of Teach for June were our Keynote speakers, and they joined with World Language teachers from across the state to inspire and challenge my ideas on language teaching and acquisition. I tweeted like a maniac, so check out #afla15 … Continue reading How to grade class participation?
Scott Benedict is the king of assessment, so if you have never before pondered accurate assessment, standards-based assessment, etc., you should probably hop on over to his site, Teach for June, and spend the next few weeks there before you come back and finish reading this post. If you have already reached the conclusion that it … Continue reading REALLY assess reading comprehension
I've finally done it!! Thanks to @srtabarragan and @tmsaue1, I have finally set proficiency targets for each of my courses, and I have a chart to present them with! I teach Spanish 1A, 1B, and 2A. Spanish 1A + 1B are the equivalent of high school Spanish I, just slowed way down for middle school. Spanish … Continue reading Proficiency Targets
Great activity for the first week of school!! Thanks @srtabarragan for sharing @musicuentos ' blog! So, about informing our students on proficiency. One of the great ideas that came from that PD I went to was this ‘taco’ activity. It’s designed to be done in... Continue Reading → via Proficiency & tacos.