Get students talking at every interval! I love my Spanish class, but I have to admit, It would be difficult to get the conversation going without sounding contrived or sacrificing free form for a more formulaic model. Year after year I am always exploring ways to get the students talking. This year, I […]
With a little scaffolding, Spanish 1 intermediate learners are able to grasp big concepts in basic language. This was the truth I discovered towards the end of the semester. I used this text La vida sana and its accompanying activities with my Spanish I students at the end of the year, this […]
Are you fostering a growth mindset in your class? The article that I reposted below with permission from the author (Conti) is a critical piece so central to teaching language. Our goal last year i our department and school was helping students to develop a growth mindset, which in […]
¿Quieres increase input, output and “enchular” tu clase de Español! Sigue estos pasos con una serie que vale de pena! El Internado Series is now available on Netflix! The Internado is back on Netflix!!!! I am a true Telenovelera y de pura cepa. Despite having a packed schedule and busy life […]
6 Ways to privilege Input from the very first day of class. Easy-peasy-cognate-laden-intuitive reading (interview) activity for Spanish class!
How to get students talking in the target language the first day of class: A new twist on a routine strategy. The first week of school is always exciting for freshmen […]
Agentes Secretos Agentes Secretos by Mira Canon (see it on Amazon) is one of my favorite CI novels of all time. I started teaching this novel while teaching a middle school Spanish […]
For the past two years, my upper level Spanish class has been captured by the short film- Desconexión by Yecid Johanan. The film tells the harrowing story of a father who tries to save his son’s life, but is challenged in doing so from a series of compounding missed step in his journey. This […]