Today I would like to talk about why I collect cell phones in my classroom. It’s a topic that almost every high school teacher has discussed with colleagues, I would bet, and one that that invokes strong opinions for both pro and con. Last year, in the 2022,2023 school year, I made the decision to collect phones, and I will never go back!
Your AP Spanish students have a project. You’ve worked hard (either on creating the project or on finding a great project for the students, and now it’s time to get to work. So here’s what to know about how to pace AP Spanish projects so that students produce their best work!
Winter has gotten old and we are tired of the short days. We start dreaming about traveling to warmer places! Now is a perfect time for a Youth Hostel lesson plan! My students really love this concept, and for most, it’s a very new idea because youth hostels are not very popular in the US.
At the beginning of my career, field trips were a highlight for students and teachers. As time when on, less field trips were approved, and then Covid hit. After the pandemic, field trips are making a comeback! But what about Spanish In School Field Trips? If you haven’t considered them, keep reading to find out why you should!
January is a time when many think “New Year, New Me!”. I’m posting this Spanish Teacher Blog Post Roundup to provide bite-sized Professional Development for those teachers that have a New Years Resolution to “Try Something New”! I hope you find something of interest! Scroll through the headings to find something you want to learn more about!
Make reading in Spanish class fun and interesting by turning it into a game! Create a scavenger hunt and let students solve the mystery!
It’s January at the time of this writing, and we teachers are coming back from winter break and wondering how to find your teaching joy again. When was the last time you had it? For some of us, it may be a while since we last loved our jobs. I am the very first in line to be AGAINST toxic positivity. But no matter the time of year, here are some things that are true for me:
Right now, I need this job to provide for my family.
As long as I am in this job, I recognize the responsibility I am given to be working with children
I can always find something that makes me happy or brings me joy.
So, what can we do to find our teaching joy again? This is what I try to do.
Last month we took a look at Future Tense Activities for Spanish class with Listening and Writing. Today let’s look at Future Tense Spanish reading and speaking activities so we can hit all 4 modes of communication! The future tense is one of the fan favorites!
Do you need an authentic listening activity for your Spanish students? Try this out! It’s a YouTube video explaining what winter in Chile is like! I created 2 kinds of questions to go with it; open-ended questions for students ready for a challenge, and and Edpuzzle version with multiple choice questions.
When you get back from Winter Break, how do you start off the “New Year” in Spanish class? I’m always torn- do I jump right back into the unit we were in before the break? Do I take some time to do something a little more fun, like New Years activities for Spanish class. Here are some fun ways to get back to school after winter break!