(Missed the first few posts in the back 2 school series? Check out my round-up, emergency sub plans, and decoration posts!) For the past few years, I haven’t been using a textbook to structure my classes. However, if you are going to make the jump, it can seem overwhelming. Many times, you can wonder where toContinue reading “Back 2 School: Deciding on curriculum”
Welcome back to day 2! Yesterday, I covered my plans for the first few days of school. I wanted to cover some changes that I made with our curriculum this upcoming year: One thing that I will be using next year in all of my levels is El Mundo en tus manos! Martina and IContinue reading “Back to school week: Changes and curriculum”
Since I have been dropping the textbook, I have wanted to plot out my resources and order of my units. I have put together this document that outlines a lot of the resources that I use. Some of the units are more comprehensive than others, and I will continue to modify it as I teachContinue reading “My Spanish I curriculum”
With the help of #langchat and various blogs, I am sticking my toe into dropping vocabulary lists. I was discussing this with my friend today. I want to start with two of my classes after the National Spanish Exam. Here is what I am thinking, but I would love more input: -I will start withContinue reading “Dropping the vocab list?”
My awesome department chair told me about this one! ACTFL has revised their standards to reflect changes occurring in foreign language teaching and common core. You can provide feedback on the new changes until October 25th. Check them out and give feedback!
The other day, we heard a presentation from Dr. Nancy Doda since we will have one long block for each class this year. The rest of the week, we will have shorter class periods. She brought some great ideas that could be used in any class. Here were my favorites: -Read, Pause, and Say Something.Continue reading “Presentation on teaching in the block”
In general, I like to change my curriculum. The textbook should not be the be all and end all of sequencing and knowledge. The past two years we used Buen Viaje. (This year we are switching to Así se dice. If you have advice, that would be great!) at the end, they have a campingContinue reading “Lesson Planning: Making some changes”