Category Archives: Multilevel Classes
As educators, we know how to differentiate instruction one student at a time, but how do we differentiate instruction for a whole classroom of students at once? And how do we maintain cohesion in a classroom with so many moving parts? A Common Classroom Experience In our digital age, the classroom presents a unique opportunity …
This is a handout a collegue, John Antonellis, created to use with dictations in his class.
Questions are the springboard for most conversations in English, whether they be “What do you do?” “Are you from around here?” or “How was your day?” These questions are a great way to open or extend a conversation. In my low-level English class we practice and recycle these questions regularly. Here’s how: Conversation Cards At …
As you plan for the new school year, consider setting up a system of classroom jobs for students. The benefits are plentiful. By taking on specific responsibilities for their classroom, students practice new skills in communication and leadership. They also develop a strong sense of co-responsibility for their learning community and they usually improve their …
Recently we have been reading a very simple family drama and we have learned many words for feelings. Here are some of the sentence stems we have recently used.
Keeping my students and me organized wiuth manila folders.
Teachers have shared really great ideas in my workshops for getting students into groups. This is one of my favorites: use a deck of cards.
How to present and recycle vocabulary in a variety of meaningful and fun ways.
Here is a brief video log I gave on the importance of fostering independence in our students.
How can a teacher adjust an activity to the different levels in the classroom?