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 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[…]

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?[…]

ASL Games! Banish the boredom!

ASL games are like regular games only better. If you love playing games in your classroom or if you are on the opposite spectrum and have no clue how to integrate games during class time, you came to the right place. I am going to tell you why you should play ASL games in your Read more about ASL Games! Banish the boredom![…]