Follow my blog with Bloglovin For the last #langchat of October, participants decided to talk through the finer points of how to successfully collect and assess data in the world languages classroom in order to improve teaching and instruction. Participants talked about the types of data that they find the most helpful, as well how …

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For the last #langchat of October, participants decided to talk through the finer points of how to successfully collect and assess data in the world languages classroom in order to improve teaching and instruction. Participants talked about the types of data that they find the most helpful, as well how …

Musicuentos is a wonderful blog about reaching higher to guide world language learners & inspire passion and proficiency in world language teaching.

Musicuentos is a wonderful blog about reaching higher to guide world language learners & inspire passion and proficiency in world language teaching.

How can you adapt your textbooks and units to reflect student interests and culture? Last week, the #langchat community decided to chat about ways to adapt/improve pre-existing units/textbook chapters to better focus on culture and student interests in the World Language classroom. Participants discussed what elements of current textbooks/units could be easily adapted to reflect such …

How can you adapt your textbooks and units to reflect student interests and culture? Last week, the #langchat community decided to chat about ways to adapt/improve pre-existing units/textbook chapters to better focus on culture and student interests in the World Language classroom. Participants discussed what elements of current textbooks/units could be easily adapted to reflect such …

Las week, #langchat took on the super important topic of how the world language classroom might be able to change it’s grading system to all for more of a focus on building proficiency in class rather. Contributors talked through their decision processes for choosing which assignments will receive grades, along with thinking through the benefits/challenges …

Las week, #langchat took on the super important topic of how the world language classroom might be able to change it’s grading system to all for more of a focus on building proficiency in class rather. Contributors talked through their decision processes for choosing which assignments will receive grades, along with thinking through the benefits/challenges …

Last week, #langchat decided to talk about ways for World Language teachers to be able to collaborate with their colleagues in other disciplines. Contributors discussed what topics of study in the WL classroom make for good opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, and what things need to be in place to facilitate collaboration with other disciplines. Participants …

Last week, #langchat decided to talk about ways for World Language teachers to be able to collaborate with their colleagues in other disciplines. Contributors discussed what topics of study in the WL classroom make for good opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, and what things need to be in place to facilitate collaboration with other disciplines. Participants …

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Get your FREE download! And read all about how to adapt activity sheets for preliterate learners.

Last week, participants of #langchat got together to chat about ways to get and use student input/feedback when it comes to informing future lessons, units and levels. Contributors had a lot of great ideas to share about why it’s important to let students have a voice when it comes to shaping curriculum plans. "Avalos_students_DSC2751crop" (CC BY-ND 2.0) by  avalos4assembly

Last week, participants of #langchat got together to chat about ways to get and use student input/feedback when it comes to informing future lessons, units and levels. Contributors had a lot of great ideas to share about why it’s important to let students have a voice when it comes to shaping curriculum plans. "Avalos_students_DSC2751crop" (CC BY-ND 2.0) by avalos4assembly

"Langchatters, Reflect! Looking backward, moving forward" ~ summary of #langchat discussion for the week of May 28, 2015. Teachers talk about changes they made, ones they want to make and the things they are looking forward to trying next year! http://blog.calicospanish.com/2015/06/02/langchatters-reflect-looking-backward-moving-forward.html

"Langchatters, Reflect! Looking backward, moving forward" ~ summary of #langchat discussion for the week of May 28, 2015. Teachers talk about changes they made, ones they want to make and the things they are looking forward to trying next year! http://blog.calicospanish.com/2015/06/02/langchatters-reflect-looking-backward-moving-forward.html

Welcome to our short series on ways you can maximize your limited time with your early #Spanish learners.  Here’s tip #1 – and stay tuned til the bottom, where we share a great new free platform we discovered for creating interactive, kid-friendly games.

Welcome to our short series on ways you can maximize your limited time with your early #Spanish learners. Here’s tip #1 – and stay tuned til the bottom, where we share a great new free platform we discovered for creating interactive, kid-friendly games.

Last week, langchatters joined in a great conversation about how to help students adjust to, and make the shift from, familiar instructional practices such as worksheets, quizzes, etc. Participants discussed what characteristics of familiar practices they feel need to be changed, what’s been pushing students out of their comfort zones, and how to develop effective learning tools. “fit students” (CC BY 2.0) by  Susan NYC

Last week, langchatters joined in a great conversation about how to help students adjust to, and make the shift from, familiar instructional practices such as worksheets, quizzes, etc. Participants discussed what characteristics of familiar practices they feel need to be changed, what’s been pushing students out of their comfort zones, and how to develop effective learning tools. “fit students” (CC BY 2.0) by Susan NYC

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