Become Relevant… and Inspire Others

Now that we are in the 21st century we need to rethink our teaching practices in order to be relevant.  How you and I learned a language may not be the best choice for today’s students.  In my last post I discussed my “why” and asked you to define yours.  Now we need to think Read more about Become Relevant… and Inspire Others[…]

Interpersonal Communication Ideas

Before I start with activities and ideas for students to do to communicate with each other, let’s look at what interpersonal communication looks like in the classroom.  The Ohio Department of Education has done an amazing job at explaining the process and the dimensions of interpersonal communication.  If you have time, I highly recommend you Read more about Interpersonal Communication Ideas[…]

The Importance of Peer-to-Peer Communication

When I asked my students about communicating in class they asked for more short conversations with different partners and time to do this every day.  They felt it helped them become more confident in their signing skills.  As a teacher I know this is true.  Placing a student with the same partner all period doesn’t Read more about The Importance of Peer-to-Peer Communication[…]