This Tuesday and Wednesday, save up to 25% off ALL teaching resources from The Comprehensible Classroom– including the complete SOMOS Curriculum and El mundo en tus manos subscription – The first huge sale for 2020! 25% off is the largest discount that we can provide, so now is the time to stock up on materials to…Read More
Tackle ACTFL with confidence!
The 2019 ACTFL Convention and World Languages Expo is just one week away. This convention is unlike any other training that is available to World Languages teachers in the US, and it is an invigorating, inspiring… and overwhelming experience! Over the last 10 years, I have made it a priority to attend and present at…Read More
Find me at #ACTFL18
My journey to ACTFL began today with a road trip to drop off my kids with their grandparents—how about you?? Are you already in NOLA or flying in tomorrow? For me, ACTFL is just as much about personal connections as it is about professional learning. It is an opportunity for me to meet mentors that…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Digital readings for students & giveaway winners!
Guess what?! You know how you wrote all those super comprehensible mini-stories last week in order to enter the book giveaway? Well…I’ve turned them into a little digital reading activity for you to share with your students. So even if you aren’t one of the big winners, you still win because you can put some…Read More
Shop to win a class set of novels and save 25% on language teaching resources!
Can you believe that it is already time to think about going back to school this fall? Part of the back to school stress is due to having SO. MUCH. TO. THINK. ABOUT. Whether you spent your summer at conferences or took the entire summer off to just rest and enjoy your family, reality is…Read More
Paloma Blanca: The WINNERS!
The results are in! Thank you SO MUCH to each of the 18 teachers that invested their time and energy into submitting video remakes for the Paloma Blanca video competition. Truly, the videos are AMAZING (in a terrible, wonderful way). If nothing less, your students will have a wonderful memory from Spanish class this year…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More