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Using Can-Do statements for student self assessment

This entry is part 46 of 46 in the series Teaching Transparently

Once again this semester I asked my students to do self directed and self-graded projects as part of my conversation course.  These projects require my students to answer the question: what personal language goals or outcomes do you want to achieve, within a specific context or about a specific topic, for the end of the term?

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Using Can-Do statements for student self assessment

This entry is part 46 of 46 in the series Teaching Transparently

Once again this semester I asked my students to do self directed and self-graded projects as part of my conversation course.  These projects require my students to answer the question: what personal language goals or outcomes do you want to achieve, within a specific context or about a specific topic, for the end of the term?

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Building Eurovision into my (why yes it’s April, how could you tell?) syllabus

Recently in my class we had a discussion of our guilty pleasures and when we choose to indulge ourselves in them.  We talked about binge watching Netflix when you have a paper due, or making cookies when you should be preparing for class (guilty!)
It is mid April.  We have three weeks left in the semester –upon mentioning this the other day I actually had a Senior burst into tears. Stress is high, the weather is hot-cold-rainy-snowing-sleet, papers and projects are coming due, and people are crawling to the finish line.

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Building Eurovision into my (why yes it’s April, how could you tell?) syllabus

Recently in my class we had a discussion of our guilty pleasures and when we choose to indulge ourselves in them.  We talked about binge watching Netflix when you have a paper due, or making cookies when you should be preparing for class (guilty!)
It is mid April.  We have three weeks left in the semester –upon mentioning this the other day I actually had a Senior burst into tears. Stress is high, the weather is hot-cold-rainy-snowing-sleet, papers and projects are coming due, and people are crawling to the finish line.

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Weekly Check-ins Using Google Voice

One of the hardest things to do in a second language is to talk on the phone.  Worse still: leave a voice mail message.  And yet these are activities that many of my students have to do as part of job inquiries or job interviews.  It’s not fun and it is very stressful.  So I decided I would make this an activity for my class.

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Weekly Check-ins Using Google Voice

One of the hardest things to do in a second language is to talk on the phone.  Worse still: leave a voice mail message.  And yet these are activities that many of my students have to do as part of job inquiries or job interviews.  It’s not fun and it is very stressful.  So I decided I would make this an activity for my class.

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Doing the scary stuff

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Changes

I have begun to think about the things I want to get done before I say goodbye to my current position and where I work. Every college campus is filled with concerts and talks and events (and yes, you are right, they always seen to take place on the same weekend in April)… I want to be sure I get to more of those.

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Doing the scary stuff

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Changes

I have begun to think about the things I want to get done before I say goodbye to my current position and where I work. Every college campus is filled with concerts and talks and events (and yes, you are right, they always seen to take place on the same weekend in April)… I want to be sure I get to more of those.

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Of Oscars, lotteries and taking leaps of faith

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Changes

In the early spring of 1998 my husband and I started a tradition. That year he was waiting to hear back from a couple of jobs in different parts of the country. It was the evening of the Academy Awards. Our sons, who were then almost 3 and almost 5, were wrestled into bed and we groggily watched the show on TV.

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Of Oscars, lotteries and taking leaps of faith

This entry is part of 2 in the series Changes

In the early spring of 1998 my husband and I started a tradition. That year he was waiting to hear back from a couple of jobs in different parts of the country. It was the evening of the Academy Awards. Our sons, who were then almost 3 and almost 5, were wrestled into bed and we groggily watched the show on TV.

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