Black Out Poetry: Create compelling class discussion centered in a new text.

Use blackout poetry with a new text as a formative assessment to create rich discussion that is student driven and compelling about theme connected to the text.

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Why I think “Active” versus “Grammar-Translation” misses the point.

I'm burnt out today.  Lately, the Active Latin versus Grammar-Translation debate has popped up in my social media feeds.  I need to do something different so I watched a lecture from Salvi about the possibility of a bridge between Active Latin and Grammar-Translation to change up my day.  These thoughts are a bit raw and … Continue reading Why I think “Active” versus “Grammar-Translation” misses the point.

Better than carrots or sticks: restorative practices for positive classroom management. Chapter 3 takeaways from the depths of October.

See previous thoughts about chapter 1 and 2 in this series of posts designed for me to reflect on my own classroom management thoughts, procedures and consistency. In my situation we are about to complete 1st quarter.  I am continually amazed at how fast this year is moving.  A large part to this feeling is that overall … Continue reading Better than carrots or sticks: restorative practices for positive classroom management. Chapter 3 takeaways from the depths of October.

Silent Read and Discuss: The power of silence in language processing.

Often, I find myself in a planning phase where I constantly attempt to facilitate students reading a Latin text out loud.  There is a safety net for students when we complete various versions of partner reads or choral reading as they are not on the spot to read out loud in front of a large … Continue reading Silent Read and Discuss: The power of silence in language processing.