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ACTFL 2016-inspired resolutions

Having attended the recent annual conference of foreign language practitioners and researchers,

And having been rejuvenated through workshops and conversations with colleagues and presenters,

And having been given a charter to work with middle school students this current year… 144 more words

Motivating Students

Dr Critical: Or how I learned to hate the term ‘Thesis Statement’

It is essay season.  A season sometimes dreaded by students and faculty (and most likely always by TAs who often are burdened with the majority of the marking).  1,107 more words

Teaching Philosophy

Wanna make the world a better place?

  Every teacher thinks that his or her class equips students the most for life in the 21st century.  I’m here to make the case for how acquiring a 2nd language can transform the life of not only the student but those the student serves, later during his or her productive years of work and service. 156 more words

Motivating Students

6 Tips to Gain Students Attention in Class

This is from Kim Maloney you can visit her website http://www.music-teacher-resources.com

Visit her website and check out her resources and other information. There are some really good ideas there for teachers. 28 more words

Elementary Music

Best lessons from failures

I HATE bombing a class.  The cognitive dissonance between reality and how I like to think of myself as a teacher hurts.

But once my bruised ego has recovered, a pearl usually emerges.   319 more words

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Happy to be back in the saddle

  Vibrant sounds of active kids fill the hallways.  A new school year resumes.  Year 25 for me!

When I began teaching, I didn’t even think about the future.   143 more words

Motivating Students


I found this great article about the role coaches play in the success of star athletes. Since they wanted US$500 to re-post it here, I am just adding a link. 19 more words

For All Coaches