Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Foreign Language Online Resources

Awesome TPRS Blogs:

Martina Bex’s “The Comprehensible Classroom”

The TPRS Teacher – Amazing blog with so many resources, ideas, and videos!

Bryce Hedstrom’s Blog – The amount of useful materials on here is amazing!

Susan Gross’ Website – A PLETHORA of incredible resources!

Other Websites:

Duolingo is a fun website with which to learn a second (or third, or fourth!) language, and a great way to reward students on a Friday!

Getting things for your classroom:

– Amazon Wish List – (http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/ref=sv_wl_0)

– Class Wish (http://classwish.org)

– Reddit Gifts for Teachers (http://redditgifts.com/exchanges/reddit-gifts-teachers/)

– Donors Choose (http://www.donorschoose.org)

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Music Online Resources

Planning

Videos of Classrooms

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8513639954007693449, Josh Czupryk teaching his kiddos

Getting things for your classroom:

Art Online Resources

Featured Resource:

Common Core and the Arts – Wondering how Common Core is going to affect your instruction, and how you can start supporting your students in the transition NOW? Look here!

All Grades

Elementary/Middle

Deep Space Sparkle http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/

Teach Kids Art http://www.teachkidsart.net/

Thomas Elementary Art http://thomaselementaryart.blogspot.com/

High School

Art History

Local Art

Art Elements and Principals

Teaching For Artistic Behavior

And of course, if you don’t use http://pinterest.com/ it is a great way to keep and organize ideas.  Here are a few people I suggest to follow for art related stuff:

Getting things for your classroom:

Arts Articles, Videos, Resources, and More!

What An Arts Education Meant to Me – A writer meditates on how the Arts impacted her life, regardless of the fact that she ended up being a writer instead.

Austin’s Butterfly – See how simple critique in the classroom can help a student of any age transform his or her art!

Six Reasons That the Arts Are the Ideal Vehicle to Teach 21st Century Success Skills  – Pretty self-explanatory title!

Articles and Resources About the Delta

Use this page as best you see fit. Any and all of our contents can and should tie a local sense of history, culture, and what is happening today!

Mysterious Mississippi Murder Stokes Suspicions Bred by an Ugly Past – CNN article about the recent murder or Clarksdale mayoral candidate Marco McMillian

Foreign Language Planning Resources

From TFA’s Own

Examples of Unit Plans, Assessments, and Long-Term Plans – get some ideas here!

Unit Assessment Reflection Template – Help your students reflect on their work!

From Others

Looking to string in culture throughout a unit? Wondering what a thematic unit could look like? Here are some standard based units that target various grade levels (and most can be adapted for other grades!):

Many more can be found here (both in French and Spanish!).

TPR(S) Resources

Blogs

Bryce Henderson – Check out his amazing blog, resources and example student work here

 

Websites full of videos!

Denver Public Schools TPR(S) videos – Awesome teachers in action!

Learner.org TPR videos – Especially strong for linking culture with TPR

 

Individual videos worth checking out!

Ben Slavic – From PQA to TPRS: Moving from PQA to Storytelling…complete with video!  There is commentary so it is relevant for all languages, but bonus for French teachers, it’s Ben Slavic!