L’enseignant intentionnel

L’enseignant intentionnel

L'enseignant intentionnel (The Intentional Teacher) Last week Vanessa Perez invited me to observe how she introduces new vocabulary to her French 1 students.  As I watched, I identified strategies Vanessa implemented to help her students make gains in language acquisition.  This had me thinking... If these strategies help her students learn and understand French, they [...]

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Five (or More!) Minutes Peace

Five (or More!) Minutes Peace

Last month I wrote about being the best teacher you can be today, and an even better one tomorrow.  Today I highlight two books that can help you as a teacher, but not in the ways you might expect.  These two books will help you cope with the stresses of the teaching profession and teach [...]

The Deathless Power of Teachers

The Deathless Power of Teachers

“In her classroom our speculations ranged the world. She breathed curiosity into us so that each day we came with new questions, new ideas, cupped and shielded in our hands like captured fireflies. When she left us, we were sad; but the light did not go out. She had written her indelible signature on our [...]