Novice high level performance benchmarks from ACTFL. Should we assess performance or true proficiency?
Magister P has created a fantastic universe for Novice readers to experience ancient Rome through Latin text that they are able to access with his Pisoverse. Rufus et Arma Atra is a must have title for a reading library as it is accessible to Novice level learners with mere hours of instruction in Latin. The … Continue reading Rufus et Arma Atra: An introductory story line filled with references to ancient Rome, gladiatores and military themes.
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.