Once from Michigan State University in 2003 and once from Calvin College in 2005. My diverse college experience helps me be the unique individual I am today: 1 part party, 1 part extremely disciplined and strict.
1 in Michigan, 2 in Charlotte, and most recently in Concord…
“Decide what to be and go be it.” – The Avett Brothers “I know it’s heavy, I know it ain’t light. But how you gonna lift it with your arms folded tight?” – Arcade Fire “What goes around, goes around, goes around, comes all the way back around.” – Justin Timberlake “If it doesn’t make sense, it’s not true.” – Judge Judy You get more bees with honey than salt. (American idiom) “Don’t kill my vibe.” – Kendrick Lamar
Be teachable. Are you on task? Are you ready? Are you willing? Are you proud of the work you’re doing? Are you asking questions that matter? Would your mother/father/grandmother/pastor/little brother be proud? Meet me halfway Help others when able Show respect to get respect (appreciation, generosity…) Clean up after yourself Be smart, not a smart mouth
Stay together as a class. Exit quietly and quickly. Meet in the designated space. Stay there until told to return to the room. Attendance will be taken outside, if you are not where you’re supposed to be your participation grade will be penalized. First person back to the room gets 3 BBPs, second person gets 2, third person gets 1.
Student-driven You set your own pace and hold yourself accountable for completion with self- checks Personalized You choose between a variety of activities only the ones that interest you or suit your skillset Demonstrational You use the language in real ways to produce more than completed work Interpersonal You work collaboratively and communicate with others to achieve your goals Globally Minded Explore the target cultures, use technology and 21 st century skills to investigate and complete tasks centered around shrinking the world and creating a community of understanding
Earn extra credit every time you participate in a positive way. You don’t have to get the right answer. Keep track of your points every day on your card and have your card signed at the end of every class. **Señora WILL NOT sign points from previous days. After you earn 20 Barry Bueno points, turn in your full, signed card and bump ANY grade up 5 points!
Late = did not turn in when required due to negligence on the part of the student. Late work will not receive full credit. Make up work = did not turn in when required due to an absence from school ON the due date. Don’t turn make up work into late work by failing to turn it in in a timely manner! Make up work must be turned in within 5 days of your return to class. YOU are responsible for your make up work. Only work missed during EXCUSED absences will be considered for full credit. UNEXCUSED = partial credit
Do not create or become a distraction. Do not get out of your seat unnecessarily. If you’re drawing attention to yourself in a negative way, don’t get belligerent when you’re addressed in a negative way. Do not wait to be asked to work. Do not expect to be asked to work. Do not expect to be rewarded for working. Use technology for academics. Do not lounge around off-task, watch youtube videos, snap chat, text, or use google translate. Do not act surprised or innocent when you’re caught lounging around, watching youtube videos, snap chatting, texting, or using google translate. Do not try to negotiate with me. Do as you’re instructed. Period. Do not act surprised when you are reprimanded or removed for failing to do as you’re instructed. Do not act like a victim when you’re reprimanded or removed for failing to do as you’re instructed. Act your age. Remember you’re a teenager, not an adult. Remember you’re a teenager, not a little child. Do not get belligerent when your teacher treats you like a teenager. Do not act like a little child when your teacher treats you like an adult (and holds you accountable for your actions). Know your place in this class and classroom. You’re a student. Know my place in this class and classroom. I’m a teacher. Know that being superior is shown more in the character of a man than his title.
When did you learn English (or your first language)? a)When I was 2. b)Still learning it. c)As a teenager. How did you learn English? a)Mindless repetition of terms. (BALL. BALL. BALL.) b)By writing words 100 times in different colors. (Ball Ball Ball) c)By modeling, gestures, and exposure. (Look at the ball! See the ball? Can you say “ball”?) What did your language sound like the first year you spoke it? a)I like ball. Ball is fun. Ball is pretty. Ball is red. b)I like that ball best, red is my favorite color. c)Playing with that red ball yesterday reminded me of a poem I once read and it struck me that time is so fleeting. How do you think you will BEST learn Spanish?
Coloring and crafts Songs and chants Interactive activities and games Exposure, repetition, storytelling Practice, trial and error, rehearsal, mastery!
Learning a language is like an ice cream cone… Worksheets Repetition, practice, exposure Presentation, creation, interaction, feedback, investigation… Spontaneous, unrehearsed communication, cultural understanding and appreciation
Learning a language is like an ice cream cone… Novice Low: Word- level use of the TL. Novice Mid: Ability to use some memorized phrases and talk briefly on certain topics with some planning. Novice High: Can communicate orally and/or in writing on topics effectively and with some elaboration. Intermediate Low: Can communicate on certain topics spontaneously, has a deeper understanding of some topics (including culture)
¿Cómo te llamas? Me llamo… Yo soy… ¿Cómo se llama él/ella ? ¿Quién es él/ella? Se llama… Él/Ella es… ¿Cómo estás? Estoy… bien regular mal ¿Cómo está él/ella? él /ella está… bien regular mal
TúUsted Someone older Someone in a higher position or rank A friend Someone younger than you Someone in a lower rank (at your job, etc.)
¿Qué es … What is …? la música- el pollo- el queso- la hamburguesa- el gato- la televisión- el carro- el videojuego- la escuela- el perro- A ti, ¿qué no te gusta? (no) No me gusta … A ti, ¿qué te gusta? (sí) Me gusta …
¿Cómo te llamas? What’s your name? Me llamo… ¿Cuál es alguna cosa que te gusta? What’s one thing you like? Me gusta… ¿Cuál es alguna cosa que no te gusta? What is one thing you don’t like? No me gusta… Y una cosa interesante más de ti. One more interesting thing about yourself.
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