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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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GAMES FOR ONLINE DISTANCE TEACHING

GAMES FOR ONLINE DISTANCE TEACHING

I just ended our 3rd week of distance learning, however this was my first week teaching live online classes. I do have to say that it has been exhausting trying to figure out how to make the class interactive and engaging while being so far apart from my students and...

THREE FREE STORIES FOR YOUR ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASESS

THREE FREE STORIES FOR YOUR ELEMENTARY SPANISH CLASESS

These are three simple and easy to understand stories that I have written for elementary students, although I have also been delighted to hear from middle school teachers that they have used them with their beginner classes. These stories have a lot of repetition in...

SHORT AND COMPREHENSIBLE STORY FOR EARTH DAY

SHORT AND COMPREHENSIBLE STORY FOR EARTH DAY

This is a short story with a simple goal, to raise students' awareness about the negative environmental impacts of latex, plastic, and other materials. I created a story after being inspired by another video (further below in this post) that demonstrates why releasing...

ELEMENTARY SPANISH RESOURCES FOR HOME LEARNING

ELEMENTARY SPANISH RESOURCES FOR HOME LEARNING

With the current health situation world wide bringing school closure in some places, some teachers have been advised to come up with plans and ideas students can do at home. I have put together a list of online and printable resources that teachers can share with...

PLAY THE LOBO GAME IN SPANISH CLASS

PLAY THE LOBO GAME IN SPANISH CLASS

I have blogged about this traditional game in the past. This game is usually played without props, but to make it comprehensible I have created some to go along with the game. I am not the best illustrator, but I am happy to share this with you since some teachers...

LUIS PESCETTI’S GROUP GAMES

LUIS PESCETTI’S GROUP GAMES

Luis Pescetti is an Argentinian musician, writer, actor, and storyteller. He is also known for for his great group activities that are fun and encourage movement (which is why they are called 'dinámicas' in Spanish). Some of his group games work great in the Spanish...

SPANISH BIRTHDAY SONGS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

SPANISH BIRTHDAY SONGS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

If you teach elementary students you know that they will make sure to remind you that it’s their birthday! And if they have a birthday in the summer, make sure to find a date during the school year to sing their birthday because they will come back the following year...

PROPS FOR WINTER SONG IN SPANISH

PROPS FOR WINTER SONG IN SPANISH

Cold has finally hit Austin! It never snows here, but the cold weather makes a good opportunity to bring this song to my younger students. You can contrast the seasons and weather by sharing that in Argentina it is summer now while in the U.S it is winter. You can...