So here is my first ever blog post. Bear with me as I learn the ropes, of which there are so many. This Blog is in effort to provide a resource for me, for colleagues and educators near and far, a reflection of sorts- what has worked (so far), and anything else that might seem … Continue reading My First Blog Post
Feliz Dia de los Muertos!
Today, November 2 is the last day of the Day of the Dead festivities. I hope some of the tasks I wrote about in my last post were helpful in deciding how to increase some engagement when teaching about this holiday in Spanish classes. I wanted to share a 19 minute concert video Abanico, a … Continue reading Feliz Dia de los Muertos!
Curious about Day of the Dead?
This week schools all around will be dressing up and talking about Halloweeen of course, but Spanish classes will be talking about the cultural holiday of Day of the Dead, or "Dia de los Muertos" which coincides with All Saints Day, starting from October 31 at night and going until November 2. Aside from teaching … Continue reading Curious about Day of the Dead?
Tips for Real Language Interaction
Hi everyone! Can you believe it is already day 3 of the World Language Teacher Summit?My friends Jared and Diana have been working hard to put together this AMAZING line up of speakers and sessions to help you and your students. Today they released 6 new presentations around the topic of getting your kids interacting, … Continue reading Tips for Real Language Interaction
Free Access All Week!
Hi everyone! Today is Super Tuesday:-) Why? today, with your free access to the World Language Teacher Summit conference this fall, you also get to see my FREE presentation of "Cultivating Curiosity for the Language Learner". I am therefore inviting everyone to view it TODAY. You can sign up for Free and get the Free … Continue reading Free Access All Week!
Your Ticket to Meaningful PD!!
After having just concluded with one presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Language and Research, I am ready for the next one. There is one day left for anyone interested to attend tomorrow's sessions. This conference focuses on language education through research- what does the research show? I talk about inquiry based methods, I2flex … Continue reading Your Ticket to Meaningful PD!!
PD opportunities, free workshops and Hispanic Heritage Month ideas!
Hi everyone! I hope you've all had a fabulous week! There is so much going these days I wanted to share. First off, we we are in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month (officially ending October 15) , though there is no reason we have to cram it all into one month. In effort to … Continue reading PD opportunities, free workshops and Hispanic Heritage Month ideas!
Free PD! (for a limited time)
A great opportunity for some FREE PD too good to pass up
It's been a while, I know, though I do have a good excuse- Summer, Sea and ... well , while at the sea I had fall- ended up breaking a knee and had to have surgery... So- while on the mend I started writing.... (what else to do when you are stuck at home with … Continue reading Flipgrid anyone?
Curious about Summer PD?
Most schools are winding down, if they haven’t already closed for the summer. Give yourselves a BIG Congratulations for your efforts and accomplishments, but most of all, for surviving a stressful situation for all and finishing the year in one piece. There has been a silver lining to all of this- we have all had … Continue reading Curious about Summer PD?
3 ways to use Bitmojis for review and assessment in the WL classroom
Bitmoji has been all over FL edu social media lately, and it's understandable- Bitmoji's are adorable, and teachers are using them is such creative ways to make their virtual classrooms all the more attractive and inviting for their students. But how exactly can we use them? First of all- if you haven't yet created your … Continue reading 3 ways to use Bitmojis for review and assessment in the WL classroom