#authres are overrated

This is coming from the lady that just presented at ACTFL on the importance of #authres and how to use them in novice language classes. Kind of a contradiction. #authres are important, but they are not everything. I was able to eek out two or three tweets on Saturday morning before taking off for errands, … Continue reading #authres are overrated

Managing Responses

While preparing for the Yup'ik Immersion training last week, I spent a lot of time scouring the internet for elementary TPRS resources and suggestions. Michel Baker's blog and Carol Gaab's article (linked in the YI post) were most helpful. According to their writing, one common obstacle for elementary TPRS teachers is managing student responses during … Continue reading Managing Responses

The Power of a Person

Earlier this week, I was catching up on some blog reading and noticed a pattern...MovieTalk, MovieTalk, MovieTalk! Laurie Clarcq wrote about using MovieTalk with Despereaux on her Embedded Reading blog. Kristin Duncan wrote about using MovieTalk with The Paperman on TPRS Teacher. Bryan Kandel wrote about trying out MovieTalk for the first time with a … Continue reading The Power of a Person

Teaching Yup’ik Through TPRS

QUESTION: Do you teach a native language or support teachers that do?? Our state language association is looking for ways to better support our Alaska Native language teachers and would love to hear what you are doing that has been successful and what challenges you have faced/are facing! Please leave your thoughts in the comments! Thanks!! --Martina, 01/2016 This past … Continue reading Teaching Yup’ik Through TPRS

The Great Foldables Scam

Foldables are nothing new to most K-12 educators. It seems that a foldable craze hits districts or buildings every few years. Made popular by Dinah Zike, I currently blame Pinterest for the resurgence of the things. Our school has had several trainings on them recently. Thankfully, they have all been department-specific and I have yet … Continue reading The Great Foldables Scam