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Language Links 2006
Language Links 2006
Pages and Files
Advising for Dr. M's M.A. Students
TELL 435 - DLI Language & Literacy Instruction - UT
Span 378 - Methods in Teaching Spanish II - UT
Span 672-SLAT 610 Media & Tech in FL
Span 380 - Practicum in Teaching Spanish - UT
Span 476-496 - Seminar in Student Teaching - UT
FLANG 276 - Exploration Teaching FL - UT
Span 377 - Methods in Teaching Spanish I - UT
Span 477 (Techniques in Teaching Spanish) - UT
Span 480R - 680R - Scaffolding for Success Mini-course - UT
Span 670R (Reading & Writing)
Span 671 - SLAT 601 - Principles of Foreign Language Teaching - UT
Span 676-SLAT 604 - Assessing FL
Intern Level Methods - MI
Senior Level Methods - MI
First Days of School
Getting a Job
Instructional Strategies & Activities
Lesson Planning Templates
Second Language Acquisition
Spanish for Spanish Speakers
Staying in the Target Language
21st Century Technologies
Teaching & Learning Styles
Writing in the TL
About This Wiki
About Language Links
Guidelines for Posting
Effective One Liners
Post one-liners for addressing students who are chatty, chronic complainers, class clowns, etc., here.
Word of Caution!
You can use most of these with middle-high school students. However, in my experience middle school students DO NOT understand saracasm and are very literal. A word of caution if you use these with a sarcastic tone of voice, it may increase the likelyhood of an argument- instead of deflating it. If you say these with a smile and a calm voice (NO SARACASM) the (ms) students will most likely understand and continue his/her work.
Validation of Feelings/Disagreements with Teachers
Awww. That hurts my feelings!
Even if that is true, you know I'm still your favorite Spanish teacher!
I know it must feel that way. (To validate students' feelings, even if you disagree with their comments)
I'll bet that really frustrates you, doesn't it?
I've gotta do what I've gotta do! (When students dislike a decision you make)
Life isn't fair.
When you're the teacher, YOU can make the seating chart!
Whining or Complaining
Didn't you know they put me in the Guiness Book of World Records for being the teacher with the whiniest students/most difficult tests/meanest rules, etc.?
I do what I can! (When students whine or complain)
Didn't you know my official nickname is "The Wicked Witch of the West?!"
I have a reputation to uphold!
I've been having fun all hour! (When students complain)
Nice try! (When students try to negotiate their way out of an assignment)
Probably so. (When students say how boring, mean, unfair, etc., you are)
Who ever told you that school was supposed to be fun?
That's why I get paid the big bucks.
When your name is ___, you can do xyz...
At the end of class, if there's time. (When students have topics or arguments they want to have in class to avoid work) (they usually forget!)
Conversation during instructions
Do you guys have a question?
We'll talk about this later.
I'm sorry, was I interrupting your conversation?
Save it for your mean teacher. (When a student is being uncooperative.)
Thanks for sharing. (When students say something to try to start an argument or an off-topic discussion and
you don't want to encourage a continuation of the conversation.)
Please respect (my/your classmate's) voice!
What? Huh? What's going on? bmslloyd
(Student's name), please stop talking and ----.
Instant Intervention Technique.doc
I'm not a judge, I'm just a scorekeeper. (When students complain about grades)
It's important for me to grade fairly.
To get the highest grade, you have to make sure I see highest quality on
18 inches between the forehead and the desk please!
Inappropriate Topics, or Conversation
Post one-liners for handling student comments that are inappropriate or make you feel uncomfortable here.
If this were a soccer game, you'd be out of bounds!
Would you say that to your grandmother?
What did you say? "Let's talk about this after class?" OK, see you there!
If this conversation were about you, how would you feel?
Too far! Too far!
Affirming Students' Efforts & Responses
Classroom Commands in the Target Language
Managing the Class Through Curriculum
Managing Minor Misbehaviors & Chronic Problems
Signals for Attention
Strategies for Motivating the Reluctant Learner
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