Are my interpersonal activities really just presentations for an audience of one? What can I do differently?
2 weeks in, but really only 1 week in We’re two and a half weeks into the year, which means that most of my classes
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my final exam projects. The gist of that post was that I was giving up micromanaging the kids’
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
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.
I have a colleague and very good friend who asked me about my presentation at the SCOLT conference in Orlando (see this post). Her main