This is the start of what will be a COLLECTION of and RESOURCE for all kinds of great ideas to enhance your language classroom and get students MORE engaged. Don’t all teachers need MORE resources?
What you will be able to find here: Tips, ways to organize, hands on activities, decorating ideas that display important vocab/language, games, apps, and more. When your class needs a spark of creativity… Come here and get it!
I have to say that since I have come across your blog my teaching has changed. I am having an amazing school year thanks to all of your inspiration! I am having a blast and I think my students are enjoying it too, with lots of authentic activities in Spanish involved!
Thank you again for sharing all of your ideas! I think you should consider going into consulting…I would love to have you come speak to my department!
Thank you so much for sharing Catie! You just made my day! Kara and I love to hear success stories from other people’s classrooms! Where are you from? I travel a lot – maybe I’ll be in your area sometime this year!
I live in Wisconsin…let me know if you are ever in my neck of the woods!
What can I say? Welp, firstly, I’m definitely obsessed with your blog and don’t think I would enjoy teaching as much as I am now then before I found it. Love, love, love it! (I’m constantly finding myself saying, “yeah, i read this …oh! and this” 😉 I just graduated last May, found out I had a job two days before teachers reported, lived an hour and fifteen minutes away and still had to put together my classroom. Needless to say, it’s been a very trying year because I’m also the only world language teacher in my high school. I don’t have many other shoulders to lean on for specific Spanish support. Your blog has made a huge impact on how I view things now. I mean, I went through all my methods classes discussing lesson planning, putting together the PACE Model, language acquisition process and what not, but it never clicked into to place solid. I’m more confident when I know I’m teaching well because they are also enjoying it. Plus, we didn’t spend much time on planning a unit. My host teacher during student teaching was ever so supportive and still teaches Spanish in English. My goal for this summer, it’s a huge one, is to completely revamp the curriculum into a proficiency based class. I’m really excited and pumped about it. Almost more excited to start working on it than it actually being the summer! bajaja With your blog, my teaching will be like fine wine …it will only get better with time.
Thank you Amanda for taking time to tell us that. So many of us have been in your shoes. Helping other teachers is the number one reason we started doing this. It’s about learning and the students. Keep up the great work! Keep mixing it up! “Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”
-John Cotton Dana