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The Unreliability of A.I.

By |2024-07-10T18:24:09-06:00July 10th, 2024|

Here is a typical conversation I’ve had with ChatGPT lately. I keep experiencing that the first answer is ALMOST ALWAYS wrong. I have to double and triple check from other sources, and then I have to keep on asking until I get a decent answer. It’s frustrating and a [...]

LET THEM READ JUNK!

By |2024-07-09T21:25:15-06:00July 9th, 2024|

Multilevel Classes? Junk May Be the Answer Every class is a multilevel class. The schedule may say students are all in level 1 and have been placed in the appropriate class, but reading levels are all over the place, or soon will be. When the spread becomes wide, how [...]

PASSWORDS STICK

By |2024-06-29T21:27:30-06:00June 29th, 2024|

I got some evidence of how well "passwords" stick with students. In case you're not familiar with passwords, they are a way to greet students as they enter the classroom. Students say a prearranged "password" (a phrase in the target language) to the teacher at the doorway. Passwords are [...]

THE HOBBIT IN LATIN

By |2024-05-10T20:39:12-06:00May 8th, 2024|

Talk about compelling reading! As you may know, I have begun to learn and teach Latin at the request of my grown daughter. And I am learning it the way I advise world language teachers to teach: with comprehensible input. I have been reading books in Latin that are [...]

SPANISH TEACHERS: GET THIS BOOK

By |2024-05-04T08:33:50-06:00May 4th, 2024|

If you teach heritage speakers, Spanish 3, 4, 5, or AP Spanish, you need to get this book into your students' hands. El libro salvaje, by Juan Villoro, was published in Mexico and has been around for some time, but Spanish teachers in the United States may not be [...]

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