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Nothing Is as Revolutionary Here as Hamilton, But These Four Things Are Making My Virtual Classes Work (So Far)

As teachers in 2020, we are all learning a new normal - whether it is 100% virtual teaching or a hybrid model, all changing how we interact with students and our subject matter. In my environment, I am teaching Spanish remotely from home with my students “zooming in” three times a week. And even though …

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The Questions & Prompts for the Hispanic Cultural Competency Collection

I am still collecting videos for The Hispanic Cultural Competency Collection. In today’s post I decided to put all of the 41 topics and questions for which I am hoping to collect videos. If you have any ideas how I can best market this project please let me know. Also, please share this with as …

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The Hispanic Cultural Competency Collection

The Hispanic Cultural Competency Collection  THE GOAL OF THE PROJECT:  The goal of The Hispanic Cultural Competency Collection is to create an open-source website for teachers with short-video responses by native Spanish-speakers responding to prompts that align closely to the 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Intercultural Can-do Statements as they appear in the Expectations for Learning section of …

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Webinar Online Now: Keeping CI Simple for Students

As the end of Quarter 1 is around the corner, I wanted to post this webinar that I did for Teacher’s Discovery last month on Facebook Live. For this webinar I wanted to focus on Simple CI in the classroom. I always have to remind myself how challenging it might be for students to focus …

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Free Webinar this Week: Keeping CI Simple for Students

On Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time, I will do a free webinar on the Teacher’s Discovery and Voces Digital Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/VocesDigital/ . If you are interested in the topic, please consider checking it out. If you cannot make it, it says that it will be archived on the Teacher’s Discovery Youtube …

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Let the Coaching Team Remind You: WE ARE A CI FAMILY

Let this be a little source of inspiration as we all head back to the classroom. This is the NTPRS 2019 Coaching Team reminding us that WE ARE A CI FAMILY. All of the Coaching Team Members from NTPRS, IFLT, AGEN, and any other conferences or PLCs using our Coaching pod model want you to …

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Including LGBTQ Voices in Spanish Classes through Two New Amazing Readers (Lots of Good Information for All Teachers Too :)

In this post I will highlight two authors who have each written Spanish comprehension-based readers that present the lives of LGBTQ adolescents. Not only do Jennifer Degenhardt’s Secretos and Adriana Ramirez’s Julio provide great sources of comprehensible input for students, but they also present protagonists who are living their whole selves with regard to their …

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If I Teach with CI/TPRS/Acquisition-Driven Instruction, Will My Students Be Ready to Take the AP® World Language and Culture Exam?

I wanted to share this new post I wrote as a guest writer on the Teacher’s Discovery World Language Blog. I had the chance to reflect on a question that I am often asked about Teaching with Comprehensible Input and the AP World Language and Culture exam or class. So check out my thoughts about …

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