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Join us for the Final 8

If you felt like you didn’t have time to join us for the whole tournament of 16 songs, we are down to the final 8. For the rest of the MusicadeMarzo21 tournament, you could use a modified 4 day or … Continue reading

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Music Video Activities

We talked about over 6 different activities you can use with lyrics of a song, so today we want to talk about ways you can provide comprehensible input and use the music video in your lesson. 1. MovieTalk One of … Continue reading

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Beyond the Lyrics

So you’ve played the song… You have a copy of the lyrics. But how else can you work with a song besides the traditional fill-in the missing lyric cloze activities? This post is all about getting the most of out … Continue reading

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Diana Trujillo: De Colombia a Marte

By now, hopefully you’ve heard the name Diana Trujillo, the Colombia woman who came to the US at age 17 and is now a team leader at NASA working on the Perseverance Mars Rover. Her story is one that should … Continue reading

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March Music Madness 2021

It’s almost that time. One of the most exciting times of the year in Spanish class: The annual March Música Madness tournament hosted by SpanishPlans. We are currently finalizing the bracket and look forward to bringing your the 2021 tournament … Continue reading

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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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