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A Language Teacher's Journey

June 14, 2016
by leesensei

“The Courage To Try” – Students Tell What They Learned In Language Class

My Yr4’s are just 10 days away from the end of school…and as always I am asking for them to reflect on their learning. They are a fantastic bunch of students who have worked their hearts out this semester – … Continue reading

April 2, 2016
by leesensei

Building Student Responsibility For Learning: Pre-to-Post Oral Activity Ideas

The ideas in this post deals with oral interpersonal activities in my classes. However I think many of them can be used for presentational and interpretive activities as well. One of the big things that I have learned, and continue … Continue reading

January 20, 2016
by leesensei

“How Am I Doing? I Know How!” Improving Formative Feedback

One of the reasons I am making a big shift from numbers to proficiency/expectation descriptors is to ensure that students don’t wait for me to tell them how they are doing – but rather that they will know and be … Continue reading

March 17, 2015
by leesensei

Reflecting on Reflecting in the MFL Classroom

I didn’t start out with a conscious ‘plan’ to build a reflective classroom. Honestly early in my career my goals were all about ‘grammar-based’ linguistic elements. But somewhere along the way (as my teaching changed) it crept in – and … Continue reading

June 26, 2014
by leesensei

Developing A Reflective Classroom (End of Year Reflection Part 2)

In my previous post I wrote about the “choice” that I am trying to inject into my classroom. If choice is key – then it seems that I also need to make sure that what I’m doing in class, the … Continue reading

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