Acquired Controversies

Sometimes things come up in the classroom or my journey in proficiency based teaching that I’m not confident in an answer.  Writing helps me process these moments.  Find raw posts below around topics that I am still developing a schema and answers for within the context of my classroom.

Error Correction – Should we or shouldn’t we?  Initially, my thoughts and reading led me to say error correction has no place in a classroom.  But with a further conversation and listening to specific talking L2 episodes centered around error correction I’m led to the idea that error correction is useful when focused on meaning but useless when focused on form.

The roads to comprehension based teaching – It is clear to me there is not one way to implement comprehension based teaching.

Homework– As my children progress, I find homework less and less appealing.  When I do give homework it is based in standards, started in class, offers opportunities for choice and can be completed quickly.

Establishing meaning – I need to explore this idea more, but this initial post explores the use of Latin synonyms and antonyms in the process.

Listening Materials – Can we create more novice level materials in Latin?

Classics student enrollment

Education in Iowa

21st Century Skills – No, using a paper dictionary is not a 21st century skills.

Differentiation – A relationship focused perspective.

Grading Practices – How do we assign a grade to acquisition.

Grading Part 2 – Daily interactions and assessments

Active versus Grammar Translation – Why I don’t subscribe to the idea of active Latin.