Ideas for the first days of school

August 6, 2012 1 Comment

 The August 2 #langchat topic was starting the new school year off right: what ideas do you have for making the first days of school really count?  These are some of the best tips from that chat.

Some ideas for the class getting to know each other:
https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfNjUwZHZ0ajNkZ2s&hl=en_GB
http://learningismessy.com/blog/?p=1217

It’s important to talk to kids about proficiency levels.  This is a blog post I wrote about it:
http://musicuentos.com/2011/06/proficiency-tacos/

The great teachers at @JCPSWorldLang put together a nice slideshow on proficiency:
http://www.slideshare.net/JCPSWorldLanguages/jcps-world-language-classes-introduction-8829340

Back to school videoclips (incidentally this is one of the most creative, proficiency-based blogs anywhere)
http://creativelanguageclass.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/back-to-school-video-clips/

And a couple of gems from Zachary Jones (who will be at the conference next month!):
Tírate a escribir: http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/tira-una-cosa-es-ir-a-la-escuela-y-otra-cosa-es-aprender/
Twiccionario: http://zacharyjones.com/zambombazo/documents/twiccionario/twiccionario_regreso_a_clases.pdf

Photo credit: Alex Fuentes

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