When Ellen told me about her nightmare Spanish 1 class and her dream strategy for classroom management, I told her that she had to share with Spanish teachers who can all relate. We've all taught that one challenging behavior class and wondered how to manage behavior effectively … [Read more...] about An Unconventional Classroom Management Strategy for Spanish Teachers
Don't worry, world language teachers - we all know why you're here. You've been trying out proficiency-based instruction like comprehensible input strategies but you've run into a snag : how to teach in the target language. I mean for real, 90% target language? Do you realize … [Read more...] about Why 90% Target Language is 100% Possible in Your World Language Classroom
Are you a Spanish teacher ready to stop wishing and get serious about using 90% target language in your world language classroom? Are you a French teacher who knows that ACTFL recommends at least 90% but has no idea how to get there? You're in the right place, because … [Read more...] about How to Teach with 90% Target Language – 10 Days to 90% Challenge!
Spanish teachers interested in using comprehensible input in my department often ask me for advice on where to start. After telling them to focus on input in class, my response is always "Start a Spanish classroom library." Creating a proficiency reading program in world … [Read more...] about How I Started A Spanish Classroom Library for Free
At final exam time in Spanish class, it seems like everything is working against you: the clock, the calendar, the kids, your sanity...you name it. There's so little time to review all the vocabulary before your final speaking assessment, let alone the questions or how to answer … [Read more...] about 5 Fun Speaking Activities to Review for Spanish Final Exams that Will Save Your Sanity