Category: Hybrid and Remote Learning

  • New Beginning: Getting to know you

    Classrooms are repopulating this month. Thursday I will have my students back in the classroom together. My students have been in two cohorts in the hybrid model and don’t know each other, so I will be introducing the students to each other. I will start with some pair work to keep the interactions less stressful […]

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  • Further Jamboard Ideas

    In hybrid and remote learning, we no longer pass out sets of manipulatives for our students to match or sort and we don’t set up images around the room for a gallery walk. Jamboard is an opportunity to bring these back to the classroom. Let’s allow our students to return to matching, gallery walks and […]

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  • Jamboard: a tool for the World Language Toolbox

    With 20 years of teaching Novices, I am still understanding better each year how to support them in acquiring language. Let’s unpack what Novices are doing to improve their proficiency. During World Language class we are having them communicate on high-interest topics by having them negotiate the language to express meaning to others. While Intermediate […]

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  • Curriculum of thematic units for remote and hybrid learning

    This post is a summary to help you navigate my site better and to encourage you to revisit some earlier posts. You will note that each unit has authentic documents that include music videos, infographics, articles and clips from television shows. I use technology tools like Quizlet and EdPuzzle and give you links to ones […]

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  • À l’école: Mini hybrid / remote unit on the school day

    I am teaching two remote classes and three hybrid classes, so I develop activities to be delivered electronically. The activities can be posted on a School Management Site and the slides can be used for visuals while teaching live in the classroom or via screen share in virtual meetings. To share them with you, I […]

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  • Having fun with students during remote classes: a mini-unit on Les Loisirs

    Tonight I quickly put together a Jeopardy game for the end of a very short unit on Les Loisirs. It came from a strong desire to do a fun activity with my students. I like, as my readers know, the format for Jeopardy games on playfactile.com, but even though I have mentioned it before, I […]

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  • Screencast Video Tools in the World Language Remote Classroom

    I have been hearing a lot about the importance of establishing relationships with students. Students learn from teachers who value them. And, they feel supported by teachers who allow themselves to be known by their students. In September when I return to the classroom I will be teaching in a hybrid format. I am concerned […]

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  • Movie Talk for Remote Learners

    Many of you rely on Movie Talks to tell stories in collaboration with your students. It seems it has become as popular as TPRS stories once were. And now that many of you have tried remote teaching, I am sure you have experience of how to do Movie Talks virtually. I would love to talk […]

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  • Update your resources on Mes origines to create a set of lessons for remote learning

    When you go back to school in September, it might be smart to have a toolbox of remote learning lessons should you need them. While we hope that we will be teaching in person, there could quickly be a reason due to the pandemic for you to have a few individuals, part of the class […]

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  • Planning for September: Remote learning lessons on La rentrée

    We have made it to the end of the school year. Remote emergency teaching has been challenging at best. The question we are all asking ourselves is, “What have we learned from this experience should we go back to remote teaching?” As teachers we have a lot of hope that we will be back in […]

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