Monthly Archives: September 2014

Experimenting with 100% Spanish

It is always my goal to speak Spanish for at least 90% of the class period, but I’m not strict about requiring students to always speak in Spanish. I was introducing activity vocabulary (basic verbs to use with I like/I … Continue reading

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Teach Thought 30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 27: Weekends and Holidays

Day 27: What role do weekends and holidays play in your teaching? Weekends and holidays are time for me to rest and recharge with my family and friends, allowing me to put in my best work at school Monday-Friday. I … Continue reading

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Four Corners: Take vocabulary practice out of the classroom!

Last March, I went to an excellent presentation at FLAG by Lee Burson and Erin Smith called “Halls, Walls, and Using it All.” The presentation was all about creative ways to utilize your available space, getting students up and moving … Continue reading

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Stamp Sheets Part 1: Pros & Cons

Do you use stamp sheets? I began using a form of stamp sheets three years ago, and this is my second year using stamp sheets consistently.  While there are many reasons I LOVE my stamp sheets, they also drive me … Continue reading

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Reflective Teacher Day 18: Similes and Metaphors

I have not abandoned the challenge! Here’s my day 18, just a little late: Create a metaphor/simile/analogy that describes your teaching philosophy. For example, a “teacher is a ________…” Learning a language is like learning to play a sport or … Continue reading

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Word Wall + Word Ladders

Updated my bulletin board, por fin! Thank you to Amy Lenord for sharing her Word Ladders with me! Word wall – my students are referencing it already! If you want the files, here’s the dropbox link. Before and after:   … Continue reading

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Today my lesson was dreadful + Reflecting on my strengths? #reflectiveteacher Day 15

So I thought my lesson today was going to be awesome, until I taught it and it wasn’t.  Perhaps the anticipation made the subsequent failing all the worse? Pride goeth before a fall, and whatnot… Anywhere, my goal was “I … Continue reading

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