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Distance Learning Memes

It wouldn’t be a back to the school year without us posting our favorite memes. We started making memes years ago and even launched our own website for teacher memes (since discontinued). This summer we’ve been working on Distance Learning … Continue reading

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White privilege of Names

As you may know, I have devoted several blog posts over the years to the issue of assigning or letting students choose “Spanish names” in the Spanish classroom. Now with many more teachers being more aware of what white privilege … Continue reading

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Why students use google translate and what teachers can do

During the quarantine, I’ve seen a lot of teachers complaining about students submitting work in which they’ve used Google Translate. The problem is not new for language teachers, but without being able to have all writing done in the classroom … Continue reading

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Google Classroom Tips

Some teacher tips for using Google Classroom during “Remote learning”

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Rally Re-order

The following is a guest post that I invited Rich Madel to write after he mentioned this activity on twitter. All world language teachers focused on providing rich, compelling, and comprehensible input to their students know the struggle: How can … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Your Chance

With March Music Madness less than 1 month away, we’d like to remind teachers of a few things. The bracket is available to print. You can also start playing the songs from the playlist as students enter the class or … 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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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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Back to School 2019

Summer is coming to an end. A summer that we’ve been busy: planning a wedding, taking online courses, creating new lessons, working on our website, going on vacation, watching the Women’s World Cup ,and more all while being abroad in … Continue reading

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