A question from Jonathan in VA:
Wanted to shoot a question out to the PLC, re: educational travel.
Looking for ideas for travel for students of Spanish and/or French.
The typical EF & Explorica are the ones that pop up online, and they
I wanted to share with you and the group little success stories. The kids do FVR every day for ten minutes. Yesterday, I found one of our books in the teacher's room next door. I was put out for
There is a category here (on the right side of this page) dedicated to how to respond when we get verbally attacked by people about the way we choose to teach languages.
This morning I thought of another good response to
A large part of our frustration with our colleagues whose feet are firmly planted in the last century can be described as resulting from a distinction between an "organizing principle" and an "approach". As we continue our look back at
Something has to change. We cannot continue to act as if nothing is happening when kids routinely tune us out, even in our CI classrooms. One of the things that made me MOST CRAZY over my 40 years in the
Robert Harrell gives some sage advice to any CI teachers who may be getting challenged in their buildings about the mistaken idea - by ignorant* administrators - that rigor must be onerous and unpleasant. Krashen has shown quite well that
There are actually still some teachers who think that it's important to teach grammar, even though ACTFL doesn't mention the word on their site, and it has been shown via research to be marvelously ineffective. So if you ever get