Anita, a reader of this blog writes: . Hi Bryce, . I've just about completed my Persona Especial for the year and saw some good and bad things about my first time. I wanted to share these with you. . • Spanish I did well with answering questions in [...]
After two years away prom is back. But is prom worth it? Here's how to structure an activity in the target language and engage disinterested students. This is an activity that I have done with Spanish 2 - AP classes. It's about how much prom costs: LOS GASTOS DEL [...]
Asking students a series of purposeful questions and follow-up questions supercharges learning. It engages them and drives acquisition of language and complex ideas like nothing else. Plato modeled this technique brilliantly in Socrates’ dialogues. Special Person student interviews are similar to Socratic teaching. It is asking questions with a [...]
MANIAC: Krashen's 6 Hypotheses is a document that will help you to remember the core ideas of comprehension-based teaching. MANIAC is an acronym that will help you to remember six of Dr. Stephen Krashen's hypotheses about language acquisition, and how they can be applied in the classroom. I chose maniac [...]
There was a noteworthy article in the May 1, 2021 Atlanta Journal Constitution, Foreign Language Classes Get the Conversation Going, by H.M. Cauley. You can read the original article here. Below are some select quotes from that article and my commentary about the world language classrooms of Allyson Segal [...]
If we want student to retain vocabulary, they need to experience it over and over, not just a few times on a list or in a project. Reading does this.