What are your goals for the year?
My numero uno goal is to embed culture into every ounce of my lessons: namely, creating cultural readings to get reps of the target vocabulary and using authentic resources whenever possible. When I really began to focus on this throughout the second half of last year, I discovered that not only were my lessons much more enriching, but my students were more engaged in them as well. They like to create stories about imaginary, silly things, but they like to see that they can actually use their growing language skills to learn about the real world. I also want to continue to practice my questioning skills to develop my students’ critical thinking ability.
I want to hear from you! I know you’re reading this, so please do me the great favor of leaving a comment. I’m curious 🙂