I've always been "constructivist", meaning that I believe especially with language, students "construct" knowledge and are active participants in the creation of what they know. They don't just swallow and file away ideas but learn through their own filter, culture, personal world as they construct from their own foundation of "knowing".
My own basic approach for…Continue
Tasks are wonderfully simple ways for getting students active and engaged in their learning ( and see my previous post of 50 regular tasks for the classroom. ).
Here are 50 suggestions…Continue
Tasks are great! They don't have to be large, elaborately planned things. Even more powerful, if they are simple and just about the teacher "getting out of the way". It should all be about students having lots of time…Continue
So in the name of…