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.
Today’s (Halloween) 7th grade lesson was one of those rare times when everything came together perfectly. I didn’t plan for it back in the summertime planning-season, but when I realized it while planning for this week, I said to myself, “How could I ever do this differently?” (That might be talking it up too much…read… Read More Halloween, “La Llorona,” and “Leyendas Impactantes”
Have you ever been afraid to test your students? I’ve been sitting on this post for a while (since the beginning of September). I have been nervous to post this because it might break the facade of my “perfect CI classroom” or my “perfect teaching abilities.” I mean, I present at conferences like someone who… Read More First assessment of the year
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Has it really been 5 years of blogging?!?… Read More Five Years Of Fernie
This week (Wednesday to Wednesday) has been a whirlwind of first days with different classes – over the last 7 days, I have seen all of my classes, met all the new students, and welcomed back all of the returning students. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, but after a few days, I’m starting… Read More First Day with 3rd – 8th Grade
We almost always start on a Wednesday and that makes the first day of school a Spanish Day for our 1st and 2nd Graders. This is always a joy filled time for me because 1st and 2nd grade are so much fun to teach and to be with. In the past I have begun class… Read More First Day with 1st-3rd Grade
Lots of reading over the summer break This summer was spent on a hiatus from the blog and (mostly) from thinking about school. And while I didn’t really think a lot about school, I did take a chunk of my summer break to pre-read the readers in my classroom FVR Library. Before the summer, I… Read More What I’ve learned reading 20 student novels