Sparking Creativity in the World Language Classroom
Strategies and Ideas to Build Your Students’ Language Skills
- Available for pre-order on March 13, 2023. Item will ship after April 3, 2023
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Jam-packed with inspiring lessons and ideas, this book will help you access and enhance your own creativity in the classroom and inspire your students to become motivated language learners.
Top authors Blaz and Alsop share practical strategies to channel your creative impulses and transform them into effective lessons that will energize students of all levels. Aligned with ACTFL and CEFR standards, the resources in this book support creativity as a practical process, with step-by-step guidance on goal-setting, implementation, evaluation and feedback. Examples come from many world languages and cover fun and original topics, including tapping into students’ own interests through cooking, memes, online videos, sports, arts and crafts, and more.
Relevant for all levels of language instruction, this text includes plentiful photocopiable charts, templates, and samples to use in the classroom.
Table of Contents
Meet the Authors Preface 1. Why Be Creative? 2. The Creative Process from Start to Finish: Road Map to the Book 3. Curiosity: My Sparks 4. Imagination and Creativity 5. Goal Setting, Innovation and Implementation Capsules: Modes of Instruction 6. Goal Setting, Innovation and Implementation Capsules: Teaching Ideas 7. Goal Setting, Innovation and Implementation Capsules: Promotional Ideas 8. Support: Making the Creative Journey Fun and Easy 9. The Path of Persistence 10. My Creativity Recipe Cards 11. Stimulating Creativity in My Students 12. Positivity and Celebration, and Final Thoughts Appendix Sources
Deborah Blaz has taught French to grades 7 through 12 for the past 44 years in Indiana, and has taught dual credit, AP, and college classes. She serves as world language department chair at her school and frequently presents workshops and keynotes, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Tom Alsop’s teaching career spans 58 years of service to the profession. After retiring from high school teaching, he taught Spanish at Butler University as an Adjunct for 23 years. Tom continues directing Spanish Teacher Summer Immersion Programs (Aventuras Culturales) in Madrid, Guadalajara, Mexico and Havana, Cuba, and he hosts the Apple Podcast Tom’s World Language Cafe.