I saw a few kids' faces just light up today. And the funny thing is, I didn't do anything. In three of my five classes today one of my barometer students, the kids who try hard but are processing the language slower than their peers, tried to translate a sentence from the reading. And I was able to give them an honest Perfecto! Hence the smile.
But, while I am happy they got their translations correct, I am happier that they volunteered to try - in front of their peers. And I think that made their victory all the sweeter.
3 hours ago