Sorry, Everyone…

Sorry, guys. It turns out it was grammar charts. Language acquisition is the result of grammar charts. First, you memorize the grammar chart and then watch the acquisition happen. There’s research that supports this. Unfortunately, that research lives in Canada and doesn’t have a phone. It’s great research. The best research. Unbelievable research. A lot […]

What is Working and What is Not – Spring 2017

Hi, everyone. It’s been a while, so I thought I would share an update on how things have been going in the classroom this year. What is Working PQA (Personalized Questions and Answers). Just talking to kids about themselves in Latin is where most of the magic happens. Student-centered, compelling, simple, easy, conversations with young […]

Quis sum? – Listening Activity

The winter months can be a rough time for teachers and students alike, so I thought I would share a simple and fun activity to break up the routine. The activity is called “Quis sum?” (Who am I?). Language teachers have been using versions of the this forever, but here is how I use it […]

The First 10 Minutes of Class

I have a challenge for you, and myself. Commit yourself to spending the first 10 minutes of class to talking to your kids in Latin. It doesn’t matter what about. It doesn’t even matter if they are responding in Latin! All that matters is that you are speaking to them in Latin, they understand what […]