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Queen of Glogster

Our school believes in e-portfolios and student-led conferences, but a successful approach has been just beyond our reach the past several years. So we’re 1) planning on bribing parents to come to parent night with hot dogs, and 2) switching to GlogsterEDU for our e-portfolio platform. And since I led Read more…

Cuba

Ser AfroLatino

I don’t wish to presume with my next essential question (much harder to formulate than the last for Spanish 2), but I do want students to compare experiences and to develop a deeper sympathy for other cultures. In that spirit, I will be asking: ¿Qué es ser afrolatino? I intend to Read more…

planning

Racism resources

Sure, Black History Month will be all but over by the time I start the unit, but I really think I’d like to address racism in Spanish-speaking countries next. Maybe pick 4 or 5 to compare to the U.S. to see who is the most racist. I have a few Read more…

CI

To swim

I’ve tried to stay afloat, reading a textbook, starting a master’s program in Spanish instruction, poring over lists of authentic texts and designing new units. Now I can breathe, but I’m moving in circles. I’ve been teaching Spanish for 5 years, but it seems I was only in the kiddie pool until Read more…

culture

Problem/Solution?

My first problem was that even I was unconvinced by how tightly connected the appliance/peso lesson from my Spanish I cooking unit was.  Solution? Record something juicy from my narcocorridos unit! Second problem? Though the lesson was, I believe, sufficiently juicy, I was only able to get 7 of the Read more…

family

Dear E,

You made me miss lunch, and I want to thank you. Every minute that you stayed after family today was more filling than my Easy Mac could ever be.  That you stayed at all, feeling how you felt, is a testament to your maturity and strength as a human being. Read more…

authentic texts

Voicethread Weather

Perhaps it was fate that brought us together.  Perhaps it was Madame Techie’s post last week. Perhaps it was just time for me to experiment with Voicethread. I wanted students to go from images to meaning, using a real live context.  I had already thrown some clipart of various weather Read more…