Once I moved away from using the textbook as the center of my curriculum, I was free to bring in all kinds of new texts. Popular songs, novels written for language learners, picture books, short non-fiction readings prepared by me, infographics, edited stories written by my students or co-created by the class, and more. By … Continue reading How to write comprehensible texts
I have a friend that teaches Spanish in Colorado Springs. I won't name her because I can't be certain that she is not the subject of the criminal investigation that is ongoing in her town. But you know who you are, Julie. Anyway, I read about this story when a friend of that friend that … Continue reading La Correcaca de Colorado Springs: current events in Spanish!
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Thank you so much to Virginia Browne for translating the slideshow that I shared yesterday into French. I am still a wee baby French speaker, so please let me know if I made any errors while re-typing the file! Click here to download it and click here to learn why I created it. Also, in light … Continue reading La paix commence par toi – PPT for French classes
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“I’m just going to cry for a few minutes.” I was laying in bed last night after saying one of the hardest goodbyes of this transition and feeling pretty sad. So I forewarned my husband that the tears were going to start flowing…and they did. And through my tears, I said, “It’s not that I … Continue reading Goodbye, comfortable.
When I first started teaching, all of my files were paper and I organized them in hanging file folders. Eventually, I graduated to beautiful binders filled with page-protected worksheets separated with colorful dividers for each unit. As I began to gather more and more materials from the Internet (blog posts, videos, lesson plans, images, etc.), … Continue reading Organization schmorganization
I went to Walmart the other day to buy toilet paper and popsicles. It was the first time that I had been in our local Walmart in…a very long time. I grabbed the goods and joined the shortest checkout line. Two customers in front of me, my former principal was checking out. I hadn’t seen … Continue reading On finding your place in the world
GUYS THIS IS SO AWESOME! Have you ever visited Hélène Colinet's website and blog? Click here to check it out! Hélène is French and teaches language in Mallorca, Spain. I am so excited to have connected with her and am now following her blog! While there is strong support for CI teachers in Europe (Judith Dubois in France, Alike Last … Continue reading Les fidget spinners: reading & activities en français !
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 … Continue reading Paloma Blanca: The WINNERS!