Classroom Management Part 5: Silent Communicators!

Classroom Management Part 5: Silent Communicators!

This strategy is so much more than a classroom management tool! It is a formative assessment, a classroom community builder, a communication tool and a bridge for our slow to output students to get there sooner!!! This past year, I started teaching in a public charter in New Orleans. Before school started, new faculty were…
Class Names! So simple, SO unifying!

Class Names! So simple, SO unifying!

I have received 24 (I counted) emails in the last six months with a very simple question. How/Why do you name your classes? Each of my classes is named a different Spanish speaking country. In previous years I haven't had any rhyme or reason to which countries I choose. This year I named all of…
Picture Talk for Compelling Comprehensible Culture!

Picture Talk for Compelling Comprehensible Culture!

One of my favorite things to present on is how to deliver highly engaging, highly compelling comprehensible input while talking about culture! Culture, for me, used to be such a challenge  to "teach" while staying in the target language. I desperately wanted to go in depth with my students and share with them my passion…