Let’s celebrate all the teachers! Enter our giveaway for La Journée mondiale des enseignants. Win a laminator, school supplies or TpT gift cards. Enter Oct. 5th-7th – it starts at 12PM on the 5th. The winners will be announced on Oct. 8th.
Teaching can be so lonely sometimes so I wanted to create an online teacher lounge where all the language teachers can hang out. We’ll be sharing the up’s and down’s of teaching, as well as ideas and tips to use in your classroom. Hope you’ll join our World Language Cafe Facebook Group. The more, the merrier!
To help create a sense of community, I’ll be featuring teacher profiles and stories (one each week). Here is the first one with Holly Lamovsky, a veteran Spanish teacher from Ohio. Here’s what she had to say:
Recently Rachel A. wrote this to me: “Hola! My name is Rachel and this fall I will be starting my first year as a Spanish teacher. I’m trying to plan everything that I can for the school year right now but I just don’t even know where to start or what I should have done before school starts! Do you have the time to give me any tips or advice? I would really appreciate it!”
This post is for all the Rachel’s out there, all the new teachers on the front lines of teaching.
I’ve taught all different types of kids (high achievers, really tough kids, kids who failed Sp. 1 three times, private school students) and I think the most important things are:
1. Show your students that you care about them – greet them at the door each day, find out what they’re interested in, use their names in your sample sentences, write notes on their desks in dry erase marker (1 a day), call their parents when they do something good (don’t tell them ahead of time that you’re doing this – students will spread the word and be psyched). This will also win over the parents who never get called for a kid being good. Read more…
Want to get your students excited about reading in the target language?
It’s much easier and cheaper than you’d think to create a reading library in your World Language classroom. By creating a library of children’s books in the target language, Read more…
After using traditional vocabulary and verb flashcards in my World Language classrooms for years, I have finally come to the conclusion that they just aren’t as effective as they could be. How many bizillions of flashcards have we forced our students to make, yet they still struggle to use the vocabulary and verbs correctly and fluently?
I’m so excited! Why, you ask? Because I just hit 1000 followers on TpT and that I’m hosting a huge giveaway, May 23rd-May 27th. Thank you to all the teachers out there who have supported me on my journey to create engaging lesson plans to spice up language classrooms all over the world. But wait, there’s more . . . Read more…
Do your students struggle with verb conjugations and remembering vocab? Are they unable to use verbs in a sentence without conjugating the whole thing in their heads? Do they misspell verbs and vocab and misuse common grammar on their quizzes?
Guess what? I created a brand new resource called interactive notebook trifold flashcards (INTF’s) to alleviate these problems and I’m giving out free samples in this blog post. This post shows examples in Spanish, but trifold flashcards are also available in French. Read more…
Hop to Win! $100 and $20 TpT credit giveaway!
Spanish teachers on TpT have teamed up to offer you a fun and fabulous giveaway
as our way of saying THANK YOU to our followers!
We have 2 thank you prizes for our followers:
– $100 TpT gift card
– $20 TpT gift card Read more…
Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Are you ready to create a memorable Cinco experience for your Spanish students? What? You’re busy grading papers, writing final exams, and trying to figure out how to get that one tricky student, Pablo, to stop disrupting class?
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