Category: Interpersonal

  • 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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  • In 20 minutes, learn to motivate students to communicate through Art

    This video is about how to teach language using art, specifically paintings, as a tool for communication. Allow me to show you how to promote proficiency in the World Language classroom through discussions of art.

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  • Learn to leverage a language instruction circle in 20 minutes

    By the end of this instructional video you will be able to: Plan for a circle in your classroom using materials and ideas for activities ready-made for you Build community in circle with your students Engage in supported communication with you students I first learned about the idea of the circle as community-building through Developmental […]

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  • How to lead students to think further

    How do teachers revisit content without being repetitive? How can we encourage students to spend more time and delve deeper? How can students interact positively with other students and get up out of their seats? In the book Middle School Motivators! 22 Interactive Learning Structures by Responsive Classroom there are explanations for activities that engage […]

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  • Classroom Mechanics of an Interpersonal Assessment

    I am slowly building towards making Interpersonal assessments work well in my classroom. The reason why I have kept at it in spite of it being a struggle is because the Interpersonal mode is central to learning to speak a language. When I attended French class with Karen Girondel at Lexington High School in Lexington, […]

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