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October 19, 2016
by leesensei

Pre-Bell: The Short Vocabulary Video Intro/Review…

First off we don’t have bells in our school. But we do have time when students are in the room prior to class starting and I want to use this time to set the environment for learning. This year with … Continue reading

April 14, 2015
by leesensei

Flip, Flubaroo and Fly….. Reinforcement with Instant Feedback…

I’m starting a new story unit this week and experimenting with ‘flipping’ the small grammar points that are new, but occur over and over in the text. I admit that the idea of flipping came to me after much angst … Continue reading

March 6, 2013
by leesensei
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The Value of Being “Forced” to Make Lemonade

What happens when your ‘traditional’ way of doing things in class doesn’t “fit” with the times or the situation? I confronted that this week. In prepping my Japanese 12 students for a debate on the value of a school uniform … Continue reading

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