Carla Arena is an accomplished language teacher from Brazil. As an expert on teaching languages, she shares her tips and tricks for engaging learners in the language classroom. Do you struggle with learners of different ability levels? How about when kids sit in class not understanding and don't ask questions? Even worse, kids who struggle but choose to disrupt — how do you handle this? Carla has great advice for helping language teachers with all of these struggles. Listen now.
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Essential Questions: Teaching Languages: Great Tools, Tips and Techniques
- The technology tools that language teachers love.
- Carla's favorite technology for the language classroom.
- The importance of checkpoints in the language classroom.
- How Carla creates checkpoints in her classroom.
- Carla's words to the frustrated language teacher who is lonely and burning out.
Educator Resources from this Episode with Carla Arena
- Google Docs and Google Forms [See 100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educatorsfor formative assessment ideas like Carla mentions in this show.]
- Padlet [See how to use How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching.]
Tips for minimizing teacher stress
- Discover 10 stress-busting secrets for healthy teachers. What simple routines will help you handle the stress?
- Simple advice for coping with stress at work.
- Learn tips to help you deal with difficult colleagues and students (even those who "hate" you -- yes it is possible!)