Wasn’t it just September? Wasn’t I just creating a cringe-worthy video to enter the Cohort21 lottery?? (Did I mention I won?!!) Here is my Action Plan and Reflection created using @Piktochart (as suggested by my fabulous Cohort21 colleagues @DerekDoucet1 and @CathyITRussell). You can access the cooler and much clearer online version here: https://magic.piktochart.com/output/13015371-cohort-21-action-plan.
Faire d’un pierre deux coups. We have been working with design thinking at our school thanks to @Think_teach and of course here at Cohort 21. I felt pretty comfortable and enamored with the process, and had dabbled using it with my guinea pig class as a reflective assessment as learning tool. At a Round Square conference I […]
…that of a teacher. And that of a French teacher trying to get her students to speak more in class! Thanks to Celeste Kirsh (@teach_tomorrow), I attempted to up the ante beyond “Talking Stick 2.0” (https://cohort21.com/viviennekraus/2015/11/21/talking-stick-2-0/). No longer was it just about using the plain popsicle sticks to determine the number of one’s contributions to […]
My action plan My goal for this year was to provide more opportunities for my students to communicate orally in French in an authentic manner. I had heard of Harkness tables from the English Department at my school, and I have been playing with this idea over the past couple of years. I didn’t realize […]
Here is my official Action Plan: Use co-operative structures during class to effectively build students’ oral proficiency in French in an authentic manner. In my last post, I mentioned the co-operative learning structure Talking Chips from Kagan Cooperative Learning by Dr. Spencer Kagan and Miguel Kagan (@KaganOnline). I had been eager to try new structures – RoundRobin […]