Over the last few years, our Spanish department has had a lot of conversations about how we want to assess students. A few of our teachers piloted assessing Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening in four, equally weighted categories in our grading system. Almost immediately, it became very, very apparent that our assessments included almost overwhelming… Read More Speaking Assessment Rubric in Google Forms
A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a couple of days of Kagan workshop training. Right away I saw that the cooperative learning strategies could really lend themselves to a foreign language classroom. Students work in small groups or pairs, sharing out to the whole class in various ways.… Read More Quiz, Quiz, Trade – Kagan en la Clase
This is a slightly different post than everything else I’ve written on this blog so far, but I feel like with the beginning of the school year coming, it’s appropriately timed – MINIMAL EFFORT meals. I should preface this by saying – if you don’t have a crockpot, it is a worthwhile investment. The vast… Read More Minimal Effort Meals
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About to start your first job, and stressing about everything that’s heading your way? Sleepless nights due to excitement and stress, or maybe you’re starting to get the back to school dreams already. Whether it’s your first year or your tenth, the impending approach of a new year can be stressful, exciting, and terrifying all… Read More Top Teacher Tips for First Year Fears
Kahoot is a great tool for reviewing and introducing content in your classes. Many students may already be familiar with it and excited about it! Getting Started Go to getkahoot.com to sign in and create your own Kahoots. You can start your own with the New K! button, or you can search for other Kahoots… Read More Kahoot – Online Review Game
What are Chrome Extensions? In short, they’re little tools you can add onto the Chrome browser to personalize your browser to your needs and workflow. The right Chrome Extensions will make your day so much easier (and maybe bring you some joy!). Tips: We’re going to start off with some general Chrome tips. Shift+Command/Control+Tab =… Read More Time Saving Tips for Google Chrome