This blog post is a little sample of how I'm changing my instructional strategies for September of the coming school year. I'm working on integrating curricular strategies on a wider scale, because (a) they're the basis of the curriculum, (b) I'm moving to a school that is structured around cross-curricular competencies, and (c) this gets … Continue reading
Cultural celebrations: cheese and chocolate tasting
Full confession - while there is no actual holiday during which everyone gets together and celebrates cheese and chocolate (although... wouldn't that be amazing?), planning a classroom experience like this is an opportunity to showcase certain aspects of French culture that are fun, interesting, easy to compare to others, and very popular with my high … Continue reading
What I’ve learned so far about student translator use.
My two teaching areas are English and French. I haven't taught English for some time, but there are some pretty reliable tools available now to catch incidents of plagiarism. Translator use is considered plagiarism in second language classes, and it's no exaggeration to say that plagiarism is rampant in high schools. Simply put, work completed … Continue reading