I have had this question in mind for quite some time. I have even asked a couple of authors to tackle the topic. Most seem to think of the topic as a land mine they do not want to step on. 579 more words
Tags » Motivating Students
By Melissa Davidson
Students staring off into space, sleeping at their desks, fidgeting in their chairs… These behaviors are as common as old-school styles of teaching, and finding ways to engage students remains an age-old dilemma. 808 more words
This is the month when New Year’s resolutions are grasped with intensity and then discarded with quiet disappointment. Yet hope seems to re-sprout with each new beginning, whether that of a school year, a budget cycle, calendar year or sports season. 565 more words
Before our December holiday break, I created my first student task based on Comprehensible Input (a method of second language acquisition). Tasks, a new (to me!) vehicle for language acquisition came out of the workshops I attended at ACTFL in Boston last November. 452 more words
An easel sits in the right-hand corner of our room.
It’s always been there.
Sometimes I use it, most of the time I don’t.
I started to notice something a few days ago. 275 more words