I have to start this post by giving a huge shout out to two people out there in the Langauge Teaching Blogiverse who have made
No-Prep Activities for When Your Plans Go Out The Window
For those times when your plans, no matter how great they were, just won’t work out
Fiestas and a Hard Lesson (For Me)
The day after our class fiestas was not really what I was expecting…
No More Desks!
The year is beginning and the desks are out! (I have 4 folding tables that I can bring out if I need to, but they
Experiments, Failed and Otherwise
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
Loosening the “Teacher Grip”
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.