Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Katherine Ruddick Matheson
8 followers
8 followers
About
Katherine's posts

Post has attachment
3 resolutions for the new school year
source Ahhh, the end of August: the nights are getting cooler, the mornings are a little bit darker, and Labor Day is looming. Summer is almost over and school is about to begin! Obviously, every teacher mourns the end of summer, and I'm no different. But a...

Post has attachment
5 takeaways from #nectfl16
by Anthony Quintano via Flickr   license Last week I went to the NECTFL (Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Conferences in New York City. It was excellent! In addition to being back in Manhattan -- which was wonderful, despite the Ar...

Post has attachment
5 ways to use your Verba card set
Verba, from The Pericles Group Do you have a Verba set yet? If you're unfamiliar with the game, you can read my previous post about it here . Playing Verba according to the rules is loads of fun, but you can also use those cool playing cards in many other w...

Post has attachment
Why Evernote is the best lesson/unit planning tool ever
By User:ZyMOS [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons I've written about Evernote as a lesson planning tool on this blog before, but now that I'm going on five years as a complete Evernote convert, I thought I'd celebrate that anniversary by discussing how I...

Post has attachment
Sprucing up the syllabus
original by Steven Depolo via Flickr license The first day of school can be so rough on kids. Too often we teachers spend all day doing administrivia--syllabus reading, folder organization, seat assignments, tech setups--which is why, for years, I've spread...

Post has attachment
Communicating classroom culture with infographics
by Aaron "tango" Tang via Flickr license I like simplicity, especially when it comes to class rules. As a high school teacher that meets with multiple classes a day, sometimes in multiple rooms, I need my classroom expectations to be clear, simple and fair....

Post has attachment
My Teacher-on-Summer-Vacation Reading List
Photo by Spirit-Fire license Anyone who knows me at all knows that I love to read. To me, there is nothing better in the summer than lying on whatever flat/comfy surface is available (couch, chair, beach towel, hammock etc.) and reading my book all afternoo...

Post has attachment
"Fiesta Fatal": A novel adventure
Photo by Christopher Michael license What do you get when you combine a Mexican  fiesta de quince años, a spoiled teenage girl who constantly fights with her mom, and a drug cartel?  Fiesta fatal , obviously!  I came across this TPRS novel by Mira Canion la...
Wait while more posts are being loaded