No matter the time of year, we can expect that a new student will join our class after the first few days of school. So how can you make a new student feel welcome in Spanish class? It can be even harder in a language class than in other classes, because we are communicating in another language!
Beginning of the Year
3 Ideas for Starting Spanish Class
Not sure how to start your Spanish classes each day? Try one of these three routines that will help you use every precious minute of class time to get your students engaged and participating actively in their Spanish learning!
Summer Homework for Spanish Students
Does your district require summer work for some or all courses? Mine has gone back and forth over the years, but currently, only AP Courses are required to have summer work. But what are the pros and cons of summer homework in Spanish class?
Class Recognitions in Spanish Class
Do you do Class Recognitions in Spanish class? Both during the year and at the end of the year, it’s nice to find reasons to celebrate and recognize students’ success. Here are some ideas!
Getting The Most Out of Your School Day
Do you start your school day full of big plans of all you will accomplish before you go home? Do you dream of going home when your contracted time ends, so you can take care of yourself, your family and pursue other interests? But…. do you get derailed regularly at school? Read on to learn my best tips for staying focused and using all of your available time during your work day!
The Simulated Conversation
So- this last piece of the open-ended sections of the AP Spanish Exam is the simulated conversation. Personally, I think this one is really fun! But I think a lot of my Spanish students disagree. Since it must be done, I try to make instruction and practice for my students as clear cut as possible.
Starting a New Unit in Spanish Class
Do you struggle with finding a way to spark interest and excitement when starting a new unit in Spanish class? Bored of the same old “pass out the new vocab list” kind of thing? Well keep reading- because I have some GREAT ideas and a FREE Hook Activity!!!
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Learning to be a culturally responsive educator is an imperative step towards closing the achievement gap.
Unfinished Learning in Spanish Class
How should we handle unfinished learning in Spanish class? What does unfinished learning mean? Read on!
How To Organize Google Classroom
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!