In a recent comment here David reminded himself to just stop those little explanations of discrete information in English that come from our egos and that are designed to make us look intelligent. He reminds us that they only hurt our instruction:
…the kids in my first level classes are doing a great job at respecting the no English rule (upper level classes are another story). Level 1, 1st period hit 35 minutes on the L2 timer, and we could have gone longer but I had to wrap-up class before the bell. Now, just to clarify that’s 35 min. without the STUDENTS talking. I however, was doing my interjections and it’s time for me to cool it. I need to have the “annoying English teacher alarm” job delegated to a student who will stand up to my own blurting….
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I need to create this job as well. There’s always a big English blurting problem in my classes and I”m the most frequent culprit. Complete hypocrite.
great idea. Thanks for your transparency. I’m so guilty too.
Michele, thank you for using that word transparency here. If we don’t cultivate that here, we’re making a mistake. We won’t change unless we’re honest with ourselves and others. I can see that the field reports are going to be a big part of our learnings together.