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? [...]
Sarah, a Spanish teacher who has been using some of our self-assessment tools for students (such as the Independent Reading Rubric, the Interpersonal Communication Self-Assessment, this Higher Level Thinking Assessment Example, and this Higher Level Thinking Book Report Example) writes: . Hi Bryce, Do you put the self assessment [...]
Many teachers have been struggling with my pandemic-influenced kids who not only aren’t getting the input they need but are distracting other students. Most of the class is smiling/laughing/engaged… so the compelling aspect may not be the problem… but some students just won't pay attention long enough to give [...]
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 [...]
Even small gestures can have a big impact--a look, a word can change a student's attitude and outlook. At the beginning of the holiday season, let's allow Charles Dickens to remind us of this. .
"He has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count 'em up: what then? [...]