|Laura K. Sexton, MA/NBCT|
and passion-driven educator,
a sus órdenes
Who is Sra. Spanglish?
You could say I was an unsatisfied English teacher. I started learning Spanish in college to communicate with future students' families (3 years of French and 2 of German in high school--I use them to show off now). I did part of my student teaching in Mexico and ended up with a French/Spanish teacher for a mentor (love you, Brenda!). Alas, Sra. Floyd was near retirement, and I liked the idea of a new challenge. So I took a few more classes and the Praxis, and here I am!
I still love teaching both Spanish and English because the desire for genuine communication has always been at the heart of my purpose as an educator. My English Education training (Go AppState '03!) has influenced my Spanish teaching more and more as I go, and my Spanish Education training (Go AppState '13!) has begun to mix into my English teaching too.
I guess you could say I'm a more complete teacher now.
How can I reach Sra. Spanglish?
Twitter is definitely your best bet for quick responses. Even before joining the #LangChat moderator team, I was a little bit obsessed.
I also have a PBL in the TL Facebook Page where you can send me longer messages or comments.
If you have an even lengthier--or more formal request--you can also send e-mail to SraSpanglish [at] gmail.com.
How can I find Sra. Spanglish resources?
You can find presentations from ACTFL, regional, state, and local conferences on my Presentations page.
Many of the handouts to set up interactive notebook pages and other activities can be found in my TeachersPayTeachers store.
Find a list of PBL projects I've tried in my Spanish I, II, and III classes on my PBL Projects page.
Learn more about how I set up interactive notebooks with my Interactive Notebook page.
Check out my Twitter takeaways from professional development near and far on my Free PD page.
You can see more blog post series on my Series page, and I've also collected resources I've created to support Project-Based Learning on my TPRS Stories and Integrated Performance Assessments pages
Featured Articles with Sra. Spanglish
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[CUE Blog guest post]
[CASLS Intercom contributor]