In the past weeks I have been flooded with questions from teachers looking for practical help in the area of classroom management. It's no surprise, really, because winter is hard. Sunlight is fleeting and it has been very, very cold. As fate would have it, one of the people whose advice I respect the most … Continue reading Classroom Management for CI Classrooms – GUEST POST!
Last week, the genio himself, Señor Wooly, debuted his new, original song. It's called "Una canción original". I told you– ¡él es un genio! The untold story of Jennifer Bilby By now, Spanish students and teachers (and their families) worldwide know the story of how Jennifer Bilby won una canción original escrita por el señor Wooly and how she patiently waited for … Continue reading Jennifer Bilby: Understanding the global impact of Una canción original
This post is for all the Spanish teachers. No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what or how you teach, this post is about your curriculum. It is about how you--how we--include afrolatinidad in our courses. It is about how you--how we--share with our students the many different colors of latino. Wait, what's … Continue reading Celebrate Afro-Latinos in Spanish class
Whether you are just beginning to Dip your Toes into the waters of comprehension based teaching or are a seasoned pro looking for hacks and novelty, you've got questions! Get your questions answered in LIVE Q&As There is no one right way to teach comprehensibly, and hearing many different perspectives will help you to develop … Continue reading Q&A Recorded FB LIVE Session – January 2019
Head's up, USA: "Gas Shortage in Mexico could mess up your Super Bowl party by causing a guacamole crisis". You've GOT to be kidding me. Language teachers share authentic perspectives Perhaps you have heard mention of the gas shortage in Mexico. In an effort to crack down on the costly huachicol (petroleum theft), Mexico's newly inaugurated president Andrés Manuel … Continue reading Gasolinazo: What’s happening in Mexico?
Tomorrow is Friday, it's the first week back from break, and you're exhausted. What to do, what to do... "MovieTalk?" --you think-- "No, too much standing and talking." "Asking a story?" --but you dismiss it-- "Too much standing and talking and energy used in general." "Picture Talk?" --now there's an idea!-- "No, too much using … Continue reading Cataplún/Kaboom! – Small group game for language classes
Learn how to prepare for your OPI Oral Proficiency Interview through my experience taking a Mock OPI with an ACTFL Certified Tester.
Today is the last day of the #MyFives series, and we are shifting our gaze from the past to the future. Helloooooooo 2019– I'm comin' for ya! Goals I'm going to crush My wording here is strategic. I'm not setting goals that I hope to achieve; I am preparing myself to do what I intend … Continue reading #MyFives: Goals I’ll Crush in 2019
In 2018, I followed some inspiring teachers, I read some insightful posts, and I learned in many different ways. Now, I want to share with you some of the lessons that I loved in 2018. Welcome to Day 4 of the #MyFives #langchat series. I invite you to share your own list each day according … Continue reading #MyFives: Lessons I loved in 2018
You know who I followed in 2018, you've checked out my recommended blog posts...now, it's time for #MyFives Day 3: Ways I learned in 2018. Remember to share your #MyFives Ways you learned in 2018 on whatever platform you use to connect with teachers (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.). Follow #MyFives #langchat to round out the … Continue reading #MyFives: 5 Ways I learned in 2018