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.
Creating a welcoming mindset is essential to engage in restorative practices.
A title with intermediate level Latin text that is accessible for the Novice reader.
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.
Ways to reset energy levels in a comprehended input based classroom deep into the semester.
Chapter 5: Creating formal peacemaking procedures in an individual classroom and school wide setting.
Informal restorative practices that begin with teachers reflecting about how to restore their own disappointments that affect in the moment management decisions.
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.
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.
For me, most of August is still summer break. But back to school posts start to creep into my feed and, at least initially, there is a feeling of an extended Sunday night looming over each day. If I'm not careful, anxiety over plans for tomorrow take over my time today. It's not fair to … Continue reading August: Time to harvest Sunday night energy.