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Believe in yourself Glyph
As winter begins to melt into early signs of Spring, teachers and students alike are exhausted. The end of our homeschool year is in sight, and we are feeling wholly unmotivated to attack the last few hurdles before summer break and freedom. Perhaps you can relate! Last May, I created and shared a fun “Believe…Read More
Women’s History Month in French and Spanish classes
March is Women’s History Month, and we have the BEST resource for language teachers looking to celebrate amazing women in their language classes! We have paperless, printable, projectable, multi-version biographical texts about 31 inspiring women from throughout history that represent many different cultures and career fields. Here are 10 ways to use our Women’s History…Read More
What to teach if your district gets hacked
By now, we’ve all seen it: someone’s district has been hacked, and they must now teach with zero technology for an indefinite time period. In some cases, the school is back online within a few days; more likely, though, it will be several weeks or even longer before teachers can return to teaching with technology.…Read More
What is pop-up grammar, and what is it NOT?
Pop-up Grammar is a core strategy used by teachers that have been trained in Acquisition Driven Instruction (ADI) with a focus on making input comprehensible. Whereas grammar has traditionally been a major focus of instruction and therefore instructional minutes in language courses, Pop-Up Grammar flips the traditional, explicit grammar instruction model on its head. Pop-Up…Read More
Enroll now in Acquisition Academy!
We are thrilled to announce a NEW workshop open to the public: Acquisition Academy! Join us for the inaugural event from June 22-24 in Dallas, Texas. Led by Director of Training Elicia Cárdenas and a team of instructional coaches, this three-day workshop on Acquisition Driven Instruction is designed to get you up and running with…Read More
One’s Gotta Go discussion prompt for language classes
One’s gotta go is a popular discussion prompt that is perfect for communicative language classes. The basic premise is that students are looking at 3-4 images of different things and picking the one that they would eliminate from existence if one had to go away forever. How to play One’s gotta go This discussion activity…Read More
3 Back from Break lesson plans
Coming back from break can be the worst. Whether you’ve had a super restful or a super chaotic and stressful time, picking up your school responsibilities and getting back on your school schedule is work. As I’m planning my own back-from-break lesson plans for our homeschool group, I want to share with you three back-from-break…Read More
6 strategies to spice up a Shared Reading
If you are a content-based language teacher, Shared Reading is likely a big part of your classes. Whether you are reading a story you have co-created with your students, an article, or a descriptive slideshow that came with your curriculum, it is important to use strategies that keep your students engaged with and attending to…Read More
Learn Spanish with The Garbanzo Podcast
Learning a language is as natural as learning to walk. If you have ever tried to learn a language and failed, chances are good that you were going about it the wrong way. Language is not stored in our heads in lists or categorized by rules, and so trying to make it stick in our…Read More