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!
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?
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
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!
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!!
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!
A great opportunity for some FREE PD too good to pass up
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?
You can do this! I've seen this idea being passed around, and thought this would make for a GREAT Flipgrid interactive inquiry based task. Have students reflect in the target language for these 4 things and upload a short VLOG describing it, and then write about it/and or present a short slideshow on it! Don't … Continue reading Self Help for Language Learners (and their teachers!)