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WHAT’S IN A NAME? SONGS, ACCENTS, & IDENTITY

WHAT’S IN A NAME? SONGS, ACCENTS, & IDENTITY

I just started teaching many of my students in person. I didn't even know some of them because I was just assigning lessons to their grade through Seesaw and Otus (the Learning Management System used by the school where I teach). I have seen others quite a bit during...

GAME: A MÍ TAMBIÉN – WINTER VERSION

GAME: A MÍ TAMBIÉN – WINTER VERSION

If you are looking for games that work in any setting, either virtually or in person, then this is the right game for you and your students! I have played this game with different age groups, and it's always a success! This is how the game works: You will need to...

THE MAGIC OF STORY LISTENING

THE MAGIC OF STORY LISTENING

Last year I discovered Story Listening through a wonderful teacher named Meghan Hayes and her YouTube Channel. I started using this method, and, in the summer of 2019, I had the opportunity to be in a two-day training with the creator of this method, Dr. Beniko Mason....

TRADITIONAL SOUNDS IN COLOMBIAN CHRISTMAS MUSIC

TRADITIONAL SOUNDS IN COLOMBIAN CHRISTMAS MUSIC

I feel so lucky to have been born in such a diverse country. At this gift-giving and reflective time of year, when I am thinking about what I want and need, I think about the advice that I've heard repeatedly and truly believe - that, at least for someone in the...

WHAT HAPPENS ON “ALL SAINTS’ DAY” IN COLOMBIA?

WHAT HAPPENS ON “ALL SAINTS’ DAY” IN COLOMBIA?

"Día de Todos los Santos" (All Saints' Day) is celebrated on November 1st, but if this date falls on a weekend, the celebration is moved to Monday to make it a long holiday weekend. This is known in Colombia as "La Ley Emiliani", and it happens with some celebrations....

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