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Weather you are an elementary, middle or high school language teacher, I am glad you made it here! On this website you will find teaching tips, strategies and resources to support your teaching journey.

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ROLLING INTO STORY CREATION WITH NOVICE LEARNERS

ROLLING INTO STORY CREATION WITH NOVICE LEARNERS

Creating stories with novice learners could be challenging but not impossible if you provide the language and a template for them to complete. Although they are not completely coming up with the details for the story, giving them this support provides them with a...

TIPS FOR MAKING THE LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL COUNT

TIPS FOR MAKING THE LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL COUNT

As we approach the final days or weeks of the academic year, maintaining student motivation and focus can become  challenging. Nonetheless, seizing the opportunity to make these last days count is a positive way to conclude the school year on a high note. Here are...

A FUN MOVEMENT GAME FOR ANY GRADE -SUMMER VERSION

A FUN MOVEMENT GAME FOR ANY GRADE -SUMMER VERSION

Aguacate has to be one of the most fun movement games my students enjoy! The great thing about this game is that it can be played with any grade level and at any time during the school year. It doesn't require a lot of preparation—just a few vocabulary flashcards and...

KEEPING EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNERS MOTIVATED

KEEPING EARLY LANGUAGE LEARNERS MOTIVATED

As an elementary Spanish teacher with limited class time, finding ways to keep students engaged and motivated is key so we can get the most out of our time together, and as a teacher, I'm able to support and facilitate their language acquisition journey better. Here...

HEART MAPPING ACTIVITY FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

HEART MAPPING ACTIVITY FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

There are different alternatives to the regular or commonly used Valentine's Day activities. One of them is to invite your students to think about what fills their hearts and brings joy. This heart mapping activity has been designed with novice proficiency levels in...

HOW TO MAXIMIZE SHORT STORIES

HOW TO MAXIMIZE SHORT STORIES

A short story can be used in more than one class! There are many activities you can engage in after telling or reading a short story. Here are ideas some that will help you maximize short stories: Start by Introducing the Characters of the Story: If possible, print...

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