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Coaching Reflection

Coaching Reflection

I recently facilitated my first full day PD session and learned a lot about myself as a coach. My Language Acquisition team had a day to work on several items, and I wondered how I would be able to meaningfully use the time, provide a diversity of activities, engage...
Quick Fix

Quick Fix

Instead of having a perfect and well-finished product to address my students’ needs, I decided to put into practice some of the ideas quite immediately. I wanted to see what and how it could work. Primarily, we identified the need to focus on vocabulary...
Tinkering

Tinkering

I continued interviewing students that are having difficulties in my multi-level French B SL class to identify needs, feelings, and impressions. The goal is to adjust teaching and design activities that are both meaningful and can give them a sense of achievement. In...
In Someone’s Shoes

In Someone’s Shoes

Our’s As in many other subjects, in Language Acquisition, it’s common to have students with different skills levels in the same group. Although the skills levels may vary, the group’s Proficiency Level should be the same. Let’s say: Beginners...
Design Learning & Thinking Together

Design Learning & Thinking Together

You guys all know how busy it can get in the International Schools setting at the end of a quarter especially when there are multiple PD workshops, a new Assessment Feedback Policy, IB internal assessments, and Service Projects; all happening around the same time! It...
Tech-Infused: wealth

Tech-Infused: wealth

When I started my career as a French teacher, I had a manual and I followed it. Somebody conceived the teaching, and I delivered it. As time went by, approaches and pedagogy changed and I started getting more involved in planning what would be taught. Today, I teach...