The most important question you can ask yourself in February as a French teacher is....how are you teaching Black History Month in your French Class? I'll be honest with you, in all the schools I've taught in, Black History Month is something that gets neglected in French class, despite the … [Read more...] about Black History Month Ideas for French Class
This Fall, I made the switch to teaching for proficiency using comprehensible input in my high school French and Spanish classrooms. It worked so well that I'm never looking back! Since my school runs on block schedule, I had the opportunity to do a trial run with my first semester implementing a … [Read more...] about First Day of French 1 with Comprehensible Input
This Fall, I made the switch to teaching for proficiency using comprehensible input in my high school French and Spanish classrooms. It worked so well that I'm never looking back! Since my school runs on block schedule, I had the opportunity to do a trial run with my first semester implementing a … [Read more...] about First Day of Spanish 1 With Comprehensible Input
How to Survive Distance Learning as a Teacher Mark my words teachers--we will not be bested by distance learning. Know this : you survived your first year of teaching, learning how to drive, and figuring out how to work from home during coronavirus. So I know for a fact that you can make virtual … [Read more...] about 10 Distance Learning Tips for Teachers
The name Bryce Hedstrom in the World Language community has a robust, 30-year ring to it for a reason : experience in not only creating, but also teaching teachers the best instructional strategies in world language today. He's the writer of many books, the creator of many practices such as my … [Read more...] about The Best Target Language Teaching Strategies from Bryce Hedstrom
When Ellen told me about her nightmare Spanish 1 class and her dream strategy for classroom management, I told her that she had to share with Spanish teachers who can all relate. We've all taught that one challenging behavior class and wondered how to manage behavior effectively in high school … [Read more...] about An Unconventional Classroom Management Strategy for Spanish Teachers
Don't worry, world language teachers - we all know why you're here. You've been trying out proficiency-based instruction like comprehensible input strategies but you've run into a snag : how to teach in the target language. I mean for real, 90% target language? Do you realize that's 9 out of 10 … [Read more...] about Why 90% Target Language is 100% Possible in Your World Language Classroom
Are you a Spanish teacher ready to stop wishing and get serious about using 90% target language in your world language classroom? Are you a French teacher who knows that ACTFL recommends at least 90% but has no idea how to get there? You're in the right place, because for the next 10 … [Read more...] about How to Teach with 90% Target Language – 10 Days to 90% Challenge!