Afro-Latinx, Spanish, Afrolatino, Comprehensible Input, Novels

Good Trouble Bundle-CI Books Featuring Characters of Color

The Good Trouble Bundle features 4 books, featuring all Black or Afro-Latinx characters who have their own life adventures. I wrote these books for a variety of reasons, but one very important to me is that we can't have all books about people of color focused on trauma and pain. I seek to balance that… Continue reading Good Trouble Bundle-CI Books Featuring Characters of Color

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Afro-Latinx, Spanish, Afrolatino, Comprehensible Input, Novels

“El Portal”:New CI Novel from A.C. Quintero 

I am pleased to finally reveal the newest edition to the Quintero CI Novel Collection: El portal; en busca de la verdad, published by Wayside.  This project has been in the works since 2019, and as such, has undergone so many thoughtful and meaningful revisions not to mention the  countless hours invested to ensure it… Continue reading “El Portal”:New CI Novel from A.C. Quintero 

Comprehensible Input, Novels

Diego’s Comprehensible Poetry for the Win! Lesson, resources, ideas & activities

It's no secret, I really enjoy using reading, writing and using poetry in the classroom (see my previous post here on Free Voluntary Reading) This semester, I used one of Diego Ojeda's poems from his poemario "Poesía gramatical". You can pick up your copy at the retailers below. Brycehedstrom.com Cpli.net Amazon.com I love the depth… Continue reading Diego’s Comprehensible Poetry for the Win! Lesson, resources, ideas & activities

Comprehensible Input, Interpersonal communication, Spanish class

Post-Break Activities for the Tired Teacher

The relaxed teacher is not a state of mind, but the cumulative effect of preparation! I am relaxed when everything is all taken care of. This throwback task from the pandemic, does just that! This student-centered activity allows students to leverage their creativity, and use their language in familiar ways. It could be the perfect… Continue reading Post-Break Activities for the Tired Teacher

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When the Lesson Isn’t A Good Fit for Students

Teachers Are Full of Great Ideas Most teachers are active online because we love scoring new ideas from other teachers, especially on how to improve our practice or student experience. We become enamored with novel teaching strategies, games, ideas, to take back to our classroom to implement. We are so sure our students will be… Continue reading When the Lesson Isn’t A Good Fit for Students

Comprehensible Input

Day of the Dead Lesson: Student Ownership: Successful Lesson!

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!