Welcome to my blog. I am a father of two and a Kindergarten through 8th Grade Spanish teacher in Central Florida. The 2014-2015 school year was my first year using Comprehensible Instruction Methods, specifically TPRS and I have been using it ever since. Advertisements
This year, like all New Years, brings with it a sense of excitement and renewal. We just returned from a 2 week break (we came back to school on Thursday of last week) and everyone is happy to be back and ready to learn…or at least I am! 2018 brought with it a lot of… Read More What’s New in 2019
Are my interpersonal activities really just presentations for an audience of one? What can I do differently?… Read More Putting Students “On-The-Spot”
I had an amazing time at ACTFL this year! I met some long-time heroes and gave a presentation and saw some career-changing sessions. My conference focus this year was (mostly) to learn about getting kids up through the proficiency levels and in that regard I learned a whole lot. Biggest ACTFL Takeaways
Comments and debriefing will be coming soon in a separate post, but here is the link to the presentation on Google Slides:
A fun twist on character creation that I have used with my youngest elementary students comes around at this time of year: Creating Class Monsters! There is one big change for creating this character with younger students rather than upper elementary or middle schoolers: Rather than have them make suggestions for all the details, I… Read More Halloween Monsters!
The blog content has been flowing this year. I have found new inspiration for teaching this year and I am having a great time experimenting and sharing about it here. You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting quite as often in the last week or so. The reason is: ACTFL!!! Currently, I am… Read More Prepping for ACTFL
For those times when your plans, no matter how great they were, just won’t work out… Read More No-Prep Activities for When Your Plans Go Out The Window