Response to Intervention

What is RTI? Response to Intervention is a tiered process used to help all students succeed in the classroom. This video is very clear for an introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2zySJwuizE I have been quite interested in finding out a little more about how RTI works in schools. As I continue to inquire about this, I have found … Continue reading Response to Intervention

Use of trans-language in the Foreign Language Class

What is trans-language? Well, it's a mix of languages! It's a communication process where the speakers uses several languages! Why is this useful? We don't want to wait for a speaker to be perfect to start speaking! Trans-language is the promotion of communication and expression by using creative ways to make meaning and share ideas. … Continue reading Use of trans-language in the Foreign Language Class

2017 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award Application (video script)

This was the script I created for my video application for the ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award. I received the award that year 🙂 In this video, I answer the question: "What role do you believe technology plays in making a positive difference in learning and teaching? I follow the vision of subordinating teaching to … Continue reading 2017 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award Application (video script)

What makes a great teacher?

Remember… when you were a student (or you attended a workshop). What do you remember most about your teacher/trainer? The terrible teacher... The great teacher... speaks all the time challenges students is boring is passionate does not listen to your comments listens to your questions criticises kind and respectful talks to the board is funny … Continue reading What makes a great teacher?

PYP French assessments

How We Express Ourselves Central Idea: Language changes to express meaning and perspective. Lines of Inquiry: How sentences are constructed (function) How the meaning changes depending on the context (change) Ways of expressing points of view (perspective) Assessments: French - FP - PYP4-5 - Gradual summative assessment (Central Idea) French - FP - PYP4-5 - … Continue reading PYP French assessments

Differentiating the task of the outcome?

I keep going back to this really cool interpretation of the famous cartoon that represents different types of animals expected to perfom a task that is not possible for some of them to perform due to their uniqueness: There is a constant noise about differentiatiohn in class. But what exactely do we differentiate? Is it … Continue reading Differentiating the task of the outcome?

Copyright, Creative Commons and Public domain… Navigating grey areas

Today I interviewed Cris Turple, a global collaborator of mine who is teaching MYP English language and literature at the Canadian International School in Singapore. What we covered: - The practical implications about copyrights, digital credits and creative commons. Why is this topic important? 2- A glance at the differences between Public Domain, Copyrights and … Continue reading Copyright, Creative Commons and Public domain… Navigating grey areas