Immigrant Archive Project

The Immigrant Archive Project is a really neat website that I found through the Esperanza Teacher's Guide. It contains pages upon pages of videos of immigrants to the United States telling their stories. The possibilities for classroom use of this site are endless! The activity that is published in Chapter 9 of the Esperanza's Teacher's … Continue reading Immigrant Archive Project

Storytelling as Instruction

This.Prezi.Is.Awesome. Thanks to @vmorgana for Tweeting it out this morning! It explains various storytelling techniques, but also provides a compelling argument for how and why storytelling is an effective method of instruction in any content area. Awesome! ...and four hours later, this great article Tweeted by @SenorG, ACTFL Teacher of the Year, about the power of … Continue reading Storytelling as Instruction

High School Dropouts and Middle School

This is a fantastic video from Frontline about how a student's middle school experience--even in sixth grade--can predict whether or not that child will drop out of high school: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/education/dropout-nation/middle-school-moment/ The video states that if a sixth-grade student in a high-poverty school is present less than 80 percent of the time, fails math or English, … Continue reading High School Dropouts and Middle School

URL Swap

Hi all, Since I use this blog way more than my old google site, I've transferred the domain www.martinabex.com to this blog. If you want to access my old google site (I'll eventually transfer all of its files over here), you need to use its google URL: https://sites.google.com/a/martinabex.com/www/for-teachers  

Great Resources

Cynthia Hintz posted a link on her blog to one of Mr. Tejeda's Podcuentos. These videos are awesome! He has some in Spanish and some in French. He speaks verrrrry slowly and   circles each new piece of information very thoroughly. Cynthia used the story about the Chico Peruano to reinforce first-person singular verb forms … Continue reading Great Resources