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Authentic Learning Authentic Language

Learning a second language is not an easy task.  I know I tried it for many years both in foreign language classes (French, Japanese and Spanish) and in a foreign country (France).  I have much awe for the students in my classes who leave their native country (and home) to come and complete their senior […]

Using Smartphones in the Classroom

As part of my masters research I was required to put my research (see last week’s post) into the use of mobile phones into practice in my classroom. Here is how I applied it… Teachers often decide to use technology because it is available or looks “cool” not necessarily because it is in the best […]

Play-DOH Moments…

I recently was trying to work out ways I could help my Year 12 students to remember their rather complex diagrams in the lead up to their IB final exams.  After thinking about it for awhile I realised that they had the basics of the diagram it was just a matter of remembering the particulars.  […]