Meet Michele Whaley, PNCFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

This year’s PNCFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Michele Whaley. Michele is a 30-year Russian-teaching veteran in the Anchorage School District in Alaska. She is the both the first Russian teacher and the first Alaskan teacher to take the stage as a regional finalist for ACTFL Teacher of the Year! Michele is also the reason that … Continue reading Meet Michele Whaley, PNCFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Meet Darcy Pippins, SWCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

This year’s SWCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Darcy Pippins. Darcy teaches Spanish III, IV and AP Spanish Language and Culture at Norman High School in Norman, OK--the same high school from which she graduated! She has taught Spanish for 18 years in varying capacities, including Fluency Fast courses and classes at the  University of Oklahoma. This is the second of … Continue reading Meet Darcy Pippins, SWCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Meet Laura Roché Youngworth, SCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year!

This year's SCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Laura Roché Youngworth. After spending many years as a French teacher and department chair at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington, KY, Laura is now the World Language Specialist for Fayette County Public Schools. Laura is also the co-host of the Language Talk: KWLA podcast series. This is the … Continue reading Meet Laura Roché Youngworth, SCOLT Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year!

Get to know the 2017 ACTFL Teacher of the Year Nominees!

Happy September, everyone!! Whether you have already gone back or are returning this week, I hope that this is an exciting and encouraging season for you as you put into place all of the things you’ve been planning over the summer. We are just a few months away from the ACTFL Convention in Boston. If … Continue reading Get to know the 2017 ACTFL Teacher of the Year Nominees!

Make this the best year ever: Save 28% on lesson plans in Spanish & French!

Make the 2016-2017 school year the best year ever! Save 28% total on lesson plans and activities from The Comprehensible Classroom on Monday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 2 by combining my store's 20% off sale with TpT's Best Year Ever Sale (use coupon code BestYear at checkout). This is the most that you can ever save in … Continue reading Make this the best year ever: Save 28% on lesson plans in Spanish & French!

This is what a love for languages looks like.

Do you want to know what Michele Whaley did yesterday? She took a personal day to attend an Alaska Native Studies conference that I roped her into attending with me. A personal day--you know, one of those days that allows you to go get a mani/pedi when you're supposed to be at work? I didn't … Continue reading This is what a love for languages looks like.

On the eighth night of Hanukkah…

It's been a fun Hanukkah, hasn't it? I have so enjoyed reading through the comments and posts that you have made during this last week, and I will be sifting through the resources that you added to the target structure database, the MovieTalk database, and the authentic resource database (you have 8 hours left to enter … Continue reading On the eighth night of Hanukkah…

On the seventh night of Hanukkah…

Warning: you will have to work for this one! If you've been following me for a minute, you know that I have a love/hate relationship with #authres (authentic resources). Mostly, I love them...but I hate how they are often used and suggested/enforced to be used in low level classes. Authentic resources are only as valuable as … Continue reading On the seventh night of Hanukkah…