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Spanish Educator, with focus on acquisition Educator Enthusiast I love learning about and sharing culture.

Teaching Graphic Novel Billy y las Botas

With the release of a new graphic novel by the Señor Wooly company, we wanted to give you some ideas on how you can teach with a graphic novel. If you are not ready or don’t have the funds to … Continue reading

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BIGGEST RAFFLE EVER

In the past, we’ve used our Passport Template to include stamp-able pages in the passport. There are many applications for using this: marking off I-Can-Statements, marking off completion of certain tasks or units or study. Personally, in my classroom, I … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Winners

With over 400 entries, we are pleased to announce the winners of our Graphic Novel Raffle: Melanie M, Zack D, and Elizabeth D. Winners have been emailed. Melanie was our grand prize winner and will be receiving 2 Graphic novels … Continue reading

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Graphic Giveaway

With the release of a new graphic novel and November being the month to show thanks, we wanted to host a giveaway for Spanish teachers. One of the best things about Graphic Novels or Comic books is that the illustrations … Continue reading

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Inspiring Latinas

Something we teased on twitter a while back, we finally finished. We’ve added more famous latinas to our inspiring women bulletin board that we have labeled as “Las Poderosas”. This joins our bulletin board of female presidents from Latin American, … Continue reading

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A 3 day lesson with storytelling

If you haven’t seen our latest video on YouTube, we walk you through a 3-day lesson on using a story. You can watch it below and follow our YouTube channel. If you find any videos helpful, please click on the … Continue reading

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Me llamo Victor Graphic Novel

As you may know, the latest graphic novel from Señor Wooly is titled “Me llamo Víctor Parte 1” and is almost available. Hopefully you have pre-ordered it, as it is expected to ship in the coming weeks. When I found … Continue reading

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What students say about acquiring vocab through reading

I love asking for student feedback. So after our classes read El Escape Cubano or El Capibara Con Botas I asked for student feedback using google forms. Both of these books include many cognates, but I also wanted students to … Continue reading

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The words we use: Instead of this, try saying that

As language teachers, we know the impact words have. So I appreciated a recent thread in a facebook group that Bill Langley (@welangley) posted for how teachers can use better language to provide a more welcoming environment in their classroom. … Continue reading

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Time to talk about the elephant in the classroom

With the recent discussion about names, this message popped up: What are your thoughts about this? Does this seem right? Would this spark controversary? Take a minute to gather your thoughts before reading ahead….

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