Thursday, December 6, 2012

Good Work, Amelia Bedelia

Actors in the Meadowbrook class are ready for a readers theater
reading of Good Work, Amelia Bedelia.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Meadowbrook Birthdays

This class really knows how to celebrate — Every party is bigger and more elaborate than the one before!
September 26
October 3

October 10

October 17

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A New School Year and Two New Classes

South Austin Campus advanced class

Meadowbrook beginning class — One of these students was not present for the original group photo and was Photoshopped in by the student on the far right. Can you tell which student was Photoshopped into the picture?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Gestures for Remembering

When you are trying to learn something, it helps to use gestures for key words to help you remember. In this video, beginning ESL students use gestures to remember "Fog" by Carl Sandburg.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Introducing my Bouldin Oaks beginning ESL students — all of them! This is the smallest class I've ever had, but what they lack in number, they make up in dedication and determination to learn English.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Civil Rights Protest Songs of the 1950s and 1960s

Selma-to-Montgomery Alabama March:

US Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s

The 1960s in the US were years marked by protest against the unfair and cruel treatment of black Americans by the white establishment. These were times of civil disobedience, sit-ins, stand-ins, and unthinkable police brutality. This video was made as a class project by two high school students. I think they did a great job. We are not yet a perfect society, but we have made progress.