Maybe it’s not exactly 33, but I did a quick count looking at the school calendar, and that’s the number I counted up to. I don’t think there is a teacher in the United States who will disagree with me when I say that this year is by far the most challenging year I’ve everContinue reading “3 weeks down. 33 to go.”
How a college class convinced me to try something new in my classroom (and why I no longer deduct points for late work).
Tonight I was reflecting on my favorite class in college and I realized I cannot remember the professor’s name*. Also, my recollection of the class may be hazy as it has been quite a few years since my college days so let’s catalogue this post under “inspired by real events.” All we were expected toContinue reading “How a college class convinced me to try something new in my classroom (and why I no longer deduct points for late work).”
During my prep period today, a 4th grade student passed me in the hall. “¡Hola profe!” he said. We chatted in Spanish for a bit and then I asked, “¿Adónde vas? Al baño o a clase?” “¡Al baño, profe! ¡Adios!” and then headed to the bathroom beaming with pride. This is why I teach usingContinue reading “Confessions of a CI Teacher”