I love teaching Spanish and creating quality materials for my class. But I also recognize my own limitations (time, for one. There's NEVER enough time). For that reason, I'm so thankful to have found some really good teacher-authors who are creating high-quality materials! Finding some trusted sellers saves me some time and provides me with... Continue Reading →
I'm so excited to be offering my "Taste of Spain" headers for direct download on Teachers Pay Teachers. This download includes ten breathtaking panoramic views from locations throughout Spain.
Google Classroom is a great tool for educators! But many educators do not know this little secret: You can customize each of your classrooms with headers! So, what is a Google Classroom header? The header is the graphic that will show along the top portion of the screen whenever students access their Google Classroom accounts.... Continue Reading →
This past week in Spanish 1, we finally got to do my "Roll & Draw Your Own Alebrije" activity. For me, it was one of my most anticipated lessons of October. I am fascinated with the wonderful creations that my students designed! Plus, they had so much fun! Take a look at a few of... Continue Reading →
If you are unfamiliar with the Mexican papier-mache folk art commonly known as alebrijes and why you will be seeing them everywhere this year (hint: it has to do with a best-selling Disney film), check out my former post here. In this post I want to highlight some of the BEST Alebrije resources for your... Continue Reading →
If you haven't seen the movie Coco, or travelled to Oaxaca or Mexico City, Mexico, maybe you aren't familiar with the term "alebrijes." (Pronounced Al - lay - bre - hays) And if you have watched the movie Coco, chances are you are familiar with Disney's "spirit guides," as alebrijes are called in the movie. But... Continue Reading →
I've been seeing a lot of articles and posts about growth mindset and tangible ways to instill a positive growth mindset in the classroom. Activities, posters, videos. All with the aim to encourage students to believe in themselves. And I've been thinking that I need to find some ways to incorporate a subtle focus on... Continue Reading →