In my last post, I got off on a tangent about student output. It turns out that I have a lot of thoughts on student
Lately, I have been reading a lot of dismaying posts by teachers who are frustrated or having trouble with their classes. This is an especially
Sometimes I question my grand experiment, that is, the whole story behind this blog. I know others out there can feel a lack of confidence
Two days a week. That’s all the students get of Spanish. Two measly days. That is all the time the kids get to have CI,
As teachers, we want to control all the things the students are doing. It is in the nature of our profession to create perfect students who do things exactly as we tell them and give us answers that are exactly what we are expecting, but that’s not how kids work. They want to do things their own way and be individuals. If our grip is too tight, if we don’t allow their individuality, creativity, and ingenuity to shine through, we might turn off the students to learning and acquiring languages altogether.
As a language teacher who sees the students in class every day, I find that it is so easy to take for granted the everyday