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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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 [...]

Student Critics in Art 1B

Student Critics in Art 1B

Questions to Consider: How can you use mentor text to help your students improve? (Remember 'text' can be articles, graphs, novels, pictures, artwork, formulas, charts...anything you can analyze!) How can students critique as a method for self-reflection?    How can all teachers support EL students as they receive the same rigorous instruction as their peers who [...]