Professional Development

TEACHING UPPER LEVELS WITH C.I.

By |2024-01-02T21:14:51-07:00January 2nd, 2024|

Shayna, an AP Spanish teacher and reader of this blog writes: Hi Bryce, I've spent my 10-year career teaching Spanish at a private high school.  I am very intrigued by CI, but as an AP Spanish teacher, I'm concerned that if I abandon some of my traditional teaching methods, [...]

Graduate Students’ Questions

By |2023-10-27T09:43:18-06:00October 27th, 2023|

On October 24 I had the privilege of visiting Colorado State University again as a guest lecturer. This was a follow up lecture to my first visit on September 5 in the graduate course Methods and Assessment in Teaching Languages, Frédérique Grim, PhD. In the first visit, I explained [...]

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

By |2023-10-06T11:05:21-06:00October 6th, 2023|

Dale Carnegie's classic book How to Win Friends and Influence People has helped my teaching as much as anything I've ever read. I can't recommend it highly enough. I've worn out two copies over the last 40 years and I'm working on number three. Get this book! Here are the [...]

EVERYBODY DEALS WITH THESE ISSUES…

By |2022-09-19T06:31:29-06:00September 19th, 2022|

A coaching client asks: How to handle a kid wanting to go to the bathroom/nurse to avoid a game or interactive activity in class? FVR- How do you manage to keep the books organized so that kids can find their books the next time they go to read them? [...]

GETTING OBSERVED vs. OBSERVING

By |2020-01-23T14:23:04-07:00January 24th, 2020|

Tom Hanks doesn't watch his own movies. Hanks says watching his own films would be a "horrible mistake." He claims that he's never seen "Forrest Gump," "Philadelphia," or "Cast Away," each of which got him an Academy Award nomination. He says he doesn't watch them, "because you never learn [...]

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