Creative ASL Teaching

Creative, Inspiring, & Fresh Ideas for the ASL Classroom

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[…]

Olympic Fun in the Language Classroom

Why the Olympics? Who doesn’t love the Olympics? The Olympics can bring so much fun into the language classroom. You can talk about countries, nationalities, sports, descriptions of people, clothes, weather and so much more. The Olympics are also not a topic seen in textbooks. It is something that happens in real life, in the real Read more about Olympic Fun in the Language Classroom[…]

Why Feedback is Important

 What is Feedback Important? It is no surprise that the key to student success is a good teacher and quality feedback. Feedback is important to student achievement. Quality feedback provides students with an understanding of the material being taught and gives students clear guidance on how to improve their own learning. Major companies and business around the Read more about Why Feedback is Important[…]

Your Walls Can Teach Too! Bulletin Boards.

In this post, I talked about getting ready for the new school year. How about a new term? One step you need to not neglect is preparing your bulletin boards. Before you create decorative bulletin boards all around your classroom, consider what you want them to say to students and how you can use them as Read more about Your Walls Can Teach Too! Bulletin Boards.[…]

Organizing Learning Stations

Learning Stations Learning stations are great for student engagement but they often take a lot of planning and organizing for the teacher. When I first started creating learning stations in the classroom, I quickly realized some of them can take longer to plan than a traditional lesson plan. I am here to offer some suggestions to Read more about Organizing Learning Stations[…]