Tips for Real Language Interaction

Hi everyone! Can you believe it is already day 3 of the World Language Teacher Summit?My friends Jared and Diana have been working hard to put together this AMAZING line up of speakers and sessions to help you and your students. Today they released 6 new presentations around the topic of getting your kids interacting, … Continue reading Tips for Real Language Interaction

Your Ticket to Meaningful PD!!

After having just concluded with one presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Language and Research, I am ready for the next one. There is one day left for anyone interested to attend tomorrow's sessions. This conference focuses on language education through research- what does the research show? I talk about inquiry based methods, I2flex … Continue reading Your Ticket to Meaningful PD!!

PD opportunities, free workshops and Hispanic Heritage Month ideas!

Hi everyone! I hope you've all had a fabulous week! There is so much going these days I wanted to share. First off, we we are in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month (officially ending October 15) , though there is no reason we have to cram it all into one month. In effort to … Continue reading PD opportunities, free workshops and Hispanic Heritage Month ideas!

Flipgrid anyone?

It's been a while, I know, though I do have a good excuse- Summer, Sea and ... well , while at the sea I had fall- ended up breaking a knee and had to have surgery... So- while on the mend I started writing.... (what else to do when you are stuck at home with … Continue reading Flipgrid anyone?

Curious about Summer PD?

Most schools are winding down, if they haven’t already closed for the summer. Give yourselves a BIG Congratulations for your efforts and accomplishments, but most of all, for  surviving a stressful situation for all and finishing the year in one piece. There has been a silver lining to all of this- we have all had … Continue reading Curious about Summer PD?

3 ways to use Bitmojis for review and assessment in the WL classroom

Bitmoji has been all over FL edu social media lately, and it's understandable- Bitmoji's are adorable, and teachers are using them is such creative ways to make their virtual classrooms all the more attractive and inviting for their students. But how exactly can we use them? First of all- if you haven't yet created your … Continue reading 3 ways to use Bitmojis for review and assessment in the WL classroom

Bringing wonder into performance based assessment through ART and Reflection

While the school year is winding down, teachers all around are figuring out ways to deliver some type of learning assessment. I know I am in the same boat. This short video caught my attention- and immediately I though this could be a nice way to wrap things up for a level 1 or 2 … Continue reading Bringing wonder into performance based assessment through ART and Reflection

Self Help for Language Learners (and their teachers!)

You can do this! I've seen this idea being passed around, and thought this would make for a GREAT Flipgrid interactive inquiry based task. Have students reflect in the target language for these 4 things and upload a short VLOG describing it, and then write about it/and or present a short slideshow on it! Don't … Continue reading Self Help for Language Learners (and their teachers!)