Provide Choice in the Classroom: Five Ways I Give Students a Voice and Choice

Let’s face it, no one likes to be told what to do all the time or to be micromanaged…not me, not you and certainly not our teenage students. So why do we continue to teach this way?  For years I taught this way because I didn’t realize I was doing it.  I taught like I Read more about Provide Choice in the Classroom: Five Ways I Give Students a Voice and Choice[…]

Creating Stations in the ASL Classroom

As you know I am big George Couros fan.  I love him partially because of his vision of empowering students and mostly because he encourages giving students a voice and choice. If you aren’t familiar with his eight things to look for in today’s classroom, you should check them out.  It is because of George’s Read more about Creating Stations in the ASL Classroom[…]

Creating Thematic Units for Upper Level Learners

Recently, I have loved reading on social media about how people have organized their classrooms, decorated their boards and what they are doing in their classrooms.  What I noticed in these threads is there is a lot of discussion about lower level instruction and a lot of frustration about higher level courses and what to Read more about Creating Thematic Units for Upper Level Learners[…]

Using Digital Rubrics with Google Classroom

I read a quote once that said   “Learners need endless feedback more than they need endless teaching.”   That quote has stuck with me and ignited my desire for going digital with my rubrics.  I want to quickly provide important feedback to students in order to increase their proficiency level in the language. What Read more about Using Digital Rubrics with Google Classroom[…]