In preparation for the film Ocho apellidos vascos, students are learning about stereotypes, cultural appropriation, Basque culture, and the culture of Southern Spain, which includes Flamenco. This brought us to discuss Rosalía, her music, and accusations against her style as appropriation. Many times, students hear terms thrown around (such as “that’s racist) and do not… Continue reading Cultural Appropriation or Celebration? Mini-Unit for Spanish Class
Making Language Real From the Very First Day! A dynamic activities to get your kids using the language from the very first day!
New School Year, New Post, New Resources & New Sale!
Combining Authentic Resources, Comprehensible Input, and Famous Afro-Latin@s All in One Lesson!
Let me be the first to say that I have a ton of resources for teaching Black History Month to students. You can check out my previous Newsletter to get a rundown of those cultural gems. However, like most teachers, I really love to create! It’s my vice, seriously, it really is (I spend way… Continue reading
Sharing from The Trenches Today was my first day back to full classes, and it went better than I had expected. In fact, one student remarked, “Class was very productive, today.” I really appreciate their assessment of the class flow! After teaching today, I asked myself what was so different? Upon analyzing the components of… Continue reading Day of the Dead Lesson: Student Ownership: Successful Lesson!
Feliz Año Nuevo: Starting the New Year With el pie derecho. Activities & Games to Get them talking in Spanish Class!
Good day, teachers! We are all busy, so I will make this quick! I have just revised this Special Persons resource for my students and posted it on Teachers Pay Teachers Store: Teaching Spanish Made Easy! We just finished up our mini-unit on All About Me and this resource was a true hit! Here is… Continue reading Two Approaches to Special Persons in My Classroom: Always a Winner!
Did you know that integrating Afro-Latinx/Black-oriented content and contributions in your classroom curriculum is just a click away? Literally, click here to preview the beautiful array of people and stories that will inspire your students. And there’s more good news; you don’t have to wait until Black History Month!
Update *2022 I have fallen in love with reading this summer, and have a few more books for you to add to your reading lists. I am currently reading this book that I got from Librería Laberinto in Puerto Rico. Check out their website as they ship to the Mainland and internationally. I promise you… Continue reading Mis libros favoritos en Español: My favorite Books In Spanish (Authentic & Translated)