Inside and outside of school, in your professional and personal life, for your students and for yourself and your loved ones, make 2018-2019 your best, most relaxing, most successful year ever. Work less, smile more, tame the paperwork load, and watch your students blossom.
In this e-course for World Language teachers, you will learn by reading, watching video talks, and watching demonstration videos with viewing guides.
Step-by-step, practical tips on how to develop a year of language instruction that puts student interests front and center, delivers day after day of compelling comprehensible input, and helps you RELAX into teaching with CI.
Grading and assessment practices and systems that support classroom management and help your students develop self-direction, internal motivation, and a sense of growing ability in the language.
Physical and vocal skills that help you make your speech more comprehensible to your students, without being tied to the board or projector.
Specific, repeatable steps and tools for classroom management that build goodwill and community, and lay the foundation for a year of focused listening.
Strategies to teach culture through picture stories and visual lectures.
Strategies to build meaningful stories, using student-created characters.
Strategies to build literacy from the ground up – using language that the class has already experienced in a compelling, meaningful context.
Bail-out moves that allow you to keep the CI flowing in a non-punitive way on days when the creativity or the goodwill or the energy just isn’t right.
Tips on how to transition students into free-choice reading, and how to build a classroom library when resources are limited.
I am a French and Spanish teacher in a public middle school in Portland, OR, USA. I have also been a Reading and Writing Workshop teacher and a Social Studies teacher. There is nothing I love more than seeing other teachers find the easy road to smiles and success for all kids in their world language classroom -- student-driven CI!
Content will be published as Tina is able to finish it. The estimated launch date is April 19!