Meet Katrina Griffin, NECTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

This year’s NECTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year is Katrina Griffin. Katrina is the lead German teacher and World and Classical Languages Department Chair at North County High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland. She has held leadership positions in the Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA) and her local chapter of AATG. Her list of involvements in the field … Continue reading Meet Katrina Griffin, NECTFL Nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year

Elementary Spanish with Annabelle Allen

On the last morning of iFLT16, I decided to visit the language labs one last time. There were many great sessions that I would have liked to attend, but I figured that I could read about the content of most of them online or interrogate a friend that was able to attend. I wanted to … Continue reading Elementary Spanish with Annabelle Allen

Attend #iFLT16 online!

Whether you couldn't get funding for #iFLT16, couldn't fit it in your schedule, or couldn't register before the conference filled up, you will be SO glad to read this news! The #iFLT16 Tuesday morning Keynote with Bill VanPatten and the Tuesday afternoon Roundtable with Stephen Krashen will be LIVE STREAMED! Join us Tues., July 19 at 8:50a.m. … Continue reading Attend #iFLT16 online!

Competency before Creativity

I have dedicated any computer time this week to formatting and finally publishing my Sistema Solar unit, but I keep being distracted with conversations that I just have to share with you!! One of my [many] great takeaways from Terry Waltz's fantastic manual TPRS with Chinese Characteristics is the idea that it is important to do TPRS® "by … Continue reading Competency before Creativity

Comprehensible Input is The One Thing

If you could make your job easier...wouldn't you? If you could make your students learn better, acquire faster, go further....wouldn't you? A few years back, Gary Keller and Jay Papasan wrote a book about productivity and success entitled The One Thing. As the wife of a Keller-Williams Realtor, I have spent countless date nights and … Continue reading Comprehensible Input is The One Thing

FREE workshop June 6-7 in NE for world language teachers!

Great news! Lincoln Public School District and the NE State Department of Education have agreed to open up next week’s workshop for up to 50 teachers from other states. Participants from outside the state of Nebraska will be able to attend for FREE but must bring their own lunch (lunch is provided for NE teachers). Additionally, I (Martina) … Continue reading FREE workshop June 6-7 in NE for world language teachers!

FREE training for Nebraska World Language Educators!

If you are a World Language Educator in Nebraska, register now for the June 6-7 training at  Schoo Middle School in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is FREE for Nebraska teachers, and you must register by Thursday, May 26 at 4:00pm.  Janine Theiler in the NE Department of Education is the point of contact for the workshop. Over the … Continue reading FREE training for Nebraska World Language Educators!

Curriculum support for teachers using my Levels 1-2

A good number of you read to the end of yesterday's post, but just to make sure I catch everyone-- Sara Chronister, a Spanish teacher that has been using my curriculum units, started a Facebook group for curriculum support and collaboration for my Spanish Levels 1 and 2. I am really excited about this group and thankful … Continue reading Curriculum support for teachers using my Levels 1-2

Who is going to iFLT16?

Hundreds of teachers entered, but only ONE emerged victorious. iFLT 2016 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, promises to be an incredible conference experience. With both Stephen Krashen AND Bill VanPatten in attendance, it might as well be considered a crash course in second language acquisition research and theory! Combine their presentations with a full four-day schedule of workshops … Continue reading Who is going to iFLT16?