Can your students earn the Seal of Biliteracy? If you’re curious, this is an award given to graduating high school students who are proficient in at least one language other than English. Read more to learn how to institute it in your school!
ave you ever visited an Escape Room with a group of friends? It’s a form of entertainment for adults and for younger people! They are so much fun, and that’s why I highly recommend using Escape Rooms for Spanish class!! There is usually an overarching mystery or problem to solve, and you must work through the different clues or puzzles to solve it! In a physical space, you might need to unlock all the locks in a certain amount of time. In our classrooms, we can use technology to make it all digital!
Looking for ideas for Fall Spanish activities for you high school students? Sometimes we can get bogged down in the required curriculum, and we lose the opportunity to increase proficiency overall when we don’t take advantage of other ways to engage our students! By using the 4 seasons, we can offer a variety of cultural and linguistic opportunities that feel FUN for our students!
Getting students to feel more comfortable speaking Spanish in class is hard. Using leveled questions to improve student participation and being able to scaffold and differentiate the questions can increase student confidence!
Anyone out there consider themselves a “culo inquieto”? Am I allowed to say that on a blog?? 😉 We all have students who need activities that require movement in Spanish class. And we have lots more who like the chance to get out of their seats. I always try to remember these students when I find myself sitting for a meeting that lasts several hours. Our students are asked to sit all day long. So here are some ideas to get students up and out of their seats!
Does your curriculum require that students memorize vocabulary? Vocabulary study checks in Spanish are a great way to keep your students on track!
I realize that many districts are moving away from vocab lists, prescribed themes and grammar and the like. But I also really do believe that students need to have high frequency words in a place where they can easily access them when needed. Vocabulary study checks are a quick and easy way to make sure students are memorizing key vocabulary.
Looking for a way to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month with your high school students? Here is one you can use TODAY!
As Spanish teachers, we all have students who are shy or hesitant to participate. However, we know that students must try using the language and work with others to build their proficiency. So here are some ideas on how to help shy students participate in Spanish class!
Did you use Google Classroom last year? I did! Google Classroom was introduced to our district a few years back, but last year, it was imperative during virtual learning. We went paperless, and having a way to assign resources and practice to my students via Google Classroom was a life-saver!
In order to optimize the learning time we have with our students, we have to have a classroom management system. Classroom management for Spanish teachers, in specific at the high school levels, can take many forms. Here are some of the most basic things that work for me, and I hope that some will help you too!