Find Your Teaching Joy Again

find your teaching joy again

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.

Midterm Exam Review for Spanish Class

Midterm Exam Review for Spanish Class

For an engaging midterm exam review for Spanish class, consider using station-based activities, choice boards, and games. With station-based reviews, students complete activities at designated areas, fostering diverse learning. Choice boards offer students an array of linked activities they can select from, promoting critical thinking skills. Games, such as ‘The Unfair Game’ or ‘Golf,’ enhance engagement and make learning fun while also ensuring comprehensive revision.

christmas traditions of the Spanish-speaking world

Christmas Traditions of the Spanish-Speaking World

As the holiday season approaches, it can be a lot of fun to teach our Spanish students about the Christmas traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. It’s a great opportunity for some cultural comparisons! The AP Spanish Exam has a section where students make an oral cultural comparison, but why should we wait until their last year? Even if you live in an area where Christmas is not a big thing in your community, it IS a big thing in every Spanish-speaking country. Here are some fun facts to share with your students!

Escape Rooms For Spanish Class

Escape Rooms For Spanish Class

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!