Online games that promote proficiencyRead more: Online games that promote proficiency
When you want to play games with your students yet you want the games to promote proficiency, try out a few of these ideas.
September 2020Read more: September 2020
When we are headed back to school in September, the learning our students will need most will be in the realm of social emotional learning. How do we address this while still practicing French? I have put together some resources to help start off your school year. Here is a set of slides dedicated to…
Fighting the Winter Doldrums with GamesRead more: Fighting the Winter Doldrums with Games
There are many large group games that prioritize communication and are perfect for the proficiency-based classroom. In addition, these games work to strengthen relationships between students and increase the intent to speak because they are fun. You will find game ideas under the games category to the right. To escape the winter doldrums, I have…
Jeopardy: Large-group Games using TechnologyRead more: Jeopardy: Large-group Games using Technology
As I have come to understand proficiency-based instruction, my games have become so much more interesting for students. In my current Jeopardy games, students are doing a guessing game from a clue. My clues use circumlocution to talk around the terms and lead students to the answer. There are a few choices for large-group games…
What makes a good game?Read more: What makes a good game?
I used to play Jeopardy at the end of every unit. I liked it because years ago Jeopardy was novel for the student and the element of competition would get them motivated. Then I noticed that there was a lot of Jeopardy playing in other classes and the idea got a little old. In addition,…