Have you tried Boom Cards for Spanish class yet? They are an amazing tool to add to your toolbox of ways to keep your Spanish students engaged in their learning! With a FREE teacher account, you can browse the library of activities, download free activities and create your own too! With a paid version, you can track student progress and completion. For years, I just had the free account, and I only switched to a paid account to be able to sell some of the activities I created.
How To Teach The Present Subjunctive
Wondering how to teach the present subjunctive to your Spanish students? A lot of people feel that the subjunctive mood is a big, scary monster, but I don’t think it’s so bad! Everyone’s curriculum is a bit different, but here is ONE way to present and use the present subjunctive with your students!
Spring Lesson Ideas for Spanish Class
Spring is almost here in Spanish class! I love taking advantage of the season to do some creative and different activities with my students. Here are four spring lesson ideas for Spanish class!
What To Teach For An Observation in Spanish Class
When your administrator is coming in, everyone wonders what to teach for an observation! I hear this question at school and see it posted all over Facebook too. I hope that these ideas will help Spanish teachers plan a lesson that will wow their administrator during the observation!
Spanish Listening and Speaking Activities
Are you doing Integrated Spanish Listening and Speaking Activities in your Spanish classes this year? Embarrassing fact: I was NOT doing a lot of that with my students in the recent past. But now that my school offers the Seal of Biliteracy, my students need practice with the ILS, or Integrated Speaking and Listening activity. So as all teachers do, I learned and adapted. Hopefully I can help you learn to create these activities too!
Spanish Speaking Proficiency: Class Activities
How do you help your students build Spanish speaking proficiency in class? Do you feel lost and unsure about how to do it? I did too! But it turns out that there is no big secret or mystery. It’s about giving students the right kind of opportunities to practice, the scaffolds they need to feel confident, and the feedback necessary to make corrections or improvements!
Spanish Class Seniors
How do you celebrate your Spanish Class Seniors at your high school? Don’t you agree that teaching seniors is so bittersweet? They bring with them a depth of knowledge, a sense of humor and usually some maturity. But when the end of the year starts to approach, I get that bittersweet feeling! There’s such pride for their accomplishments! And there’s sadness to know that they are moving on and we won’t see their smiles in our classes or hallways next year!
Spanish Class Valentine’s Day Lesson
Are you the teacher who loves to work every holiday into your lesson plans? Or do you just take a day to do something fun with your students? If you need a Spanish Class Valentine’s Day Lesson, here is one idea!
Edpuzzle For Spanish Class: How and Why!
Wondering how to create an Edpuzzle for Spanish class? It’s easier than you think! Edpuzzle is a website that allows you to upload videos (from the internet or ones that you create) and then add questions. The questions are inserted into specific spots in the video, so it pauses while the student answers the question! You can create multiple choice questions or you can create open-ended questions.
Teacher Life: How To Say No Politely
Teacher friends- get ready for a bold opinion. If we want to have a happier teacher life, we need to say NO (politely) a lot more often. For most of my 23 year career, I was under the impression that teachers are martyrs and that we had to work almost all the time. A lot of things starting piling up. The pandemic, my own children getting older (and that saying- bigger kids, bigger problems), and the ever-growing list of things added to our day. Over the years, the exhilaration and joy of coming to work was being lost!