For those times when your plans, no matter how great they were, just won’t work out
Hello all, I have updated the look of the blog a bit, mostly to make it easier to access the newly updated Stories Pages. I
I have been using brain breaks in my classroom a lot this year, mostly to move kids around in my classroom and to get their
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
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’
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.