Fingerspelling Fun

Fingerspelling Fun! Fingerspelling can be a tedious learning task for students. It can often leave students feeling frustrated, lacking in skill, or even incapable or achieving success in ASL. To make fingerspelling fun, try to implement entertaining and creative ways to practice it. Most students respond well to games and activities that don’t feel like Read more about Fingerspelling Fun[…]

Dice activities! Why I can’t live without them.

Dice Activities I am constantly seeing posts in my social media groups about what is one thing in your classroom you can’t live without. For years I have pondered this question and answered it a million different ways. There has never been one thing I LOVE so much I can’t teach without…until now. I have Read more about Dice activities! Why I can’t live without them.[…]

Olympic Vocabulary Challenge

The Olympics are here so I want to share with you how to bring Olympic vocabulary practice to your classroom. It’s no secret our students love to play games. As teachers, we should love incorporating games into our daily lessons. They are great for review and repetition. They make learning fun. With the Winter Olympics Read more about Olympic Vocabulary Challenge[…]

Comic Strips in the Classroom??? How does that work?

Comic Strips Comic strips are powerful conversational tools available to use in the classroom at all language levels. The strips are short conversations that don’t need sophisticated vocabulary skills to understand or talk about the content. Comic strips are an authentic resource used to motivate the reluctant student or entice the visual learner. Comics give Read more about Comic Strips in the Classroom??? How does that work?[…]

The Ticket to Communication

Communication I hear from language teachers over and over again how difficult it is to keep students communicating in the target language. I agree this can sometimes be difficult but with a few tweaks in your day and how you present material, I think you will be surprised at what your students can do with Read more about The Ticket to Communication[…]

What to do at the end of the year when students are checked out?

Every year I get to this point of the school year where the weather has changed, the students are restless and the ideas are running thin on how to keep their attention.  Even though I have done this job for 18 years this crazy end of the year phenomenon still sneaks up on me.  This Read more about What to do at the end of the year when students are checked out?[…]