Día de Muertos GIVEAWAY

If you’re a Spanish teacher, you have likely been thinking about how to share El Día de los muertos with your students since last November…or at least since your first viewing of Coco! TEACH CULTURE AND SPANISH When I began practicing the art of making input comprehensible, I realized that celebrations like this are gold mines…

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Blast to the Past: Addressing AP Themes using Past Tense narrative

 You’ve ditched your textbook and committed to comprehension based methods of teaching. You’re looking at a blank lesson plan book and….you’re stuck. TPRS? CI? SLA? CBM? T1? T2?  How will you ever fill an entire year with lesson plans when you are still trying to keep all the acronyms straight? There are SO MANY teachers…

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Paloma Blanca submissions: Watch and vote!!

The class videos are in and they.are.AMAZING! I don’t even have words to describe the…umm…yeah I can’t even think of a good adjective for them. 18 classes ended up submitting videos for the Paloma Blanca music video competition, and I could not be more happily horrified with the results.   It took me a few days…

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Giveaway: Books from Teacher’s Discovery

After four decades of research in the area of second language acquisition, it is clear that language is acquired not from practice (drills), but from consistent and constant exposure to input. Input is indispensable to language acquisition–meaning that language cannot be acquired without it. This idea of the indispensability of input was largely  absent from my language…

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$150 in novels or supplies for…???

Guys! Almost 500 people took the pledge to uphold copyright law and to hold their colleagues to the same standard. 2 people pledged to break copyright, but I have a feeling that their responses were mis-clicks and not purposeful…especially since both are readers that I know through the SOMOS Curriculum Collaboration group and don’t appear to…

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