Head's up, USA: "Gas Shortage in Mexico could mess up your Super Bowl party by causing a guacamole crisis". You've GOT to be kidding me. Language teachers share authentic perspectives Perhaps you have heard mention of the gas shortage in Mexico. In an effort to crack down on the costly huachicol (petroleum theft), Mexico's newly inaugurated president Andrés Manuel … Continue reading Gasolinazo: What’s happening in Mexico?
Tomorrow is Friday, it's the first week back from break, and you're exhausted. What to do, what to do... "MovieTalk?" --you think-- "No, too much standing and talking." "Asking a story?" --but you dismiss it-- "Too much standing and talking and energy used in general." "Picture Talk?" --now there's an idea!-- "No, too much using … Continue reading Cataplún/Kaboom! – Small group game for language classes
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Today is the last day of the #MyFives series, and we are shifting our gaze from the past to the future. Helloooooooo 2019– I'm comin' for ya! Goals I'm going to crush My wording here is strategic. I'm not setting goals that I hope to achieve; I am preparing myself to do what I intend … Continue reading #MyFives: Goals I’ll Crush in 2019
In 2018, I followed some inspiring teachers, I read some insightful posts, and I learned in many different ways. Now, I want to share with you some of the lessons that I loved in 2018. Welcome to Day 4 of the #MyFives #langchat series. I invite you to share your own list each day according … Continue reading #MyFives: Lessons I loved in 2018
You know who I followed in 2018, you've checked out my recommended blog posts...now, it's time for #MyFives Day 3: Ways I learned in 2018. Remember to share your #MyFives Ways you learned in 2018 on whatever platform you use to connect with teachers (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.). Follow #MyFives #langchat to round out the … Continue reading #MyFives: 5 Ways I learned in 2018
Welcome to Day 2 of the #MyFives #langchat series! I loved reading all of the #MyFives Teachers I followed posts from yesterday, and I'm excited to have a slew of new people to inspire me in the coming year because of it! Today's post is about BLOG POSTS. What have you read or shared this … Continue reading #MyFives: Blog posts I recommend from 2018
I'm closing out 2018 with FIVE blog posts, each one featuring a collection of FIVE fast and furious reflections on 2018 or glances toward the future. I invite you to join me by sharing your #MyFives each day in your own way: blog them, tweet them, Facebook them, comment them, Insta them...however you share, share! … Continue reading #MyFives: World language teachers I followed in 2018
I'm back to teaching...not in a classroom, and not with adolescents. And not with 35 students. Buuuuuut.... For the first time in five years, I have students that I get to call my very own <3 <3 My friend Adriana over at Vermont Commons posted that one of the parents at their school was looking … Continue reading I’ve got a new Spanish class!
You want to become a more effective, more skillful, more confident language teacher--and you need training. On Demand Professional Development This year, I will be joining with more than 25 other teachers and trainers to bring you an on-demand conference. Comprehensible Online 2019 is a TWO MONTH LONG CONFERENCE. From March 1 to April 30, … Continue reading Online training opportunity for comprehension based teaching