What is March Music Madness? Many teachers share how they implement this fun activity and why in their world language classes each Spring!

March Music Madness: Advice from the experts

Have you heard whisperings of March Music Madness, but aren't quite sure what it is or how to implement it? You have come to the right place! While I left the classroom before I learned about March Music Madness (MMM), I am a huge fan and will absolutely implement when I return to the classroom. This tournament-style … Continue reading March Music Madness: Advice from the experts

Where is the dog game for language classes

Where is the dog? Game for language classes

Last night, we had our third meeting of our local PLC (Northern NY & VT - sign up here if you live in the area and want to connect!). Our guiding question was, "Describe a recent lesson in which students were engaged?" I am really inspired by the creativity of the teachers in our group … Continue reading Where is the dog? Game for language classes

Must have resources for language teachers that want to transition to a comprehension based way of teaching

25% off my favorite things: today and tomorrow!

Are you new to CI and trying to find out where to begin? This #LoveTpTSale is the perfect time to get resources from me and from other teacher-authors that are going to allow you to focus your 'extracurricular' time and your energy on honing your skills in this new way of teaching. Today and tomorrow, … Continue reading 25% off my favorite things: today and tomorrow!

$17 for 50 online sessions at the Language Learning Summit 2018

$17 Online Professional Development–available NOW!

  Stop what you are doing and READ THIS NOW! I can't believe that I haven't posted about it yet (face palm). Paulino Brenner (@paulinobrener) has put together an INCREDIBLE online conference--and it began on Sunday! From February 11-24, you can tune in for LIVE and recorded talks on the topic of language teaching and … Continue reading $17 Online Professional Development–available NOW!

SOMOS Level 1: A culture-rich, comprehension-based Spanish curriculum

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT from The Comprehensible Classroom

What is this ^^??? I'll tell you. It is a photo of THE STARS ALIGNING. That's right--the stars have aligned:   I have finally made my entire Spanish Level 1 curriculum available as a single product. In order to do this, I have moved all of my curriculum bundles to Google Drive. If you have previously purchased … Continue reading HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT from The Comprehensible Classroom

Bottle Flipping and Trick Shots in language classes

Every year has its trends. I think the consensus for top 3 trends of last school year was bottle flipping, Harambe (RIP), and Fidget Spinners. Fun stuff 😉 On Friday night, we had our second NYVTy CI meeting. As always happens when you get a bunch of language teachers together in a room talking about … Continue reading Bottle Flipping and Trick Shots in language classes

Somos cuentos // We are stories

I started a new thing yesterday, since I have a thing for new things. I started a collaborative story series on Instagram! Well, first I joined Instagram. Then I realized that there is a whole Instagram culture that I don't understand at all. Then my kids woke up and wanted to draw, so we grabbed … Continue reading Somos cuentos // We are stories

There is no substitute for stories.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd0e4brhNKx/?taken-by=comprehensibleclassroom Waaaaay back in October, I had the great pleasure of attending TCI Maine, New England, and Beyond (I'll be there this October, too--come join me!). One of the reasons that I was particularly excited about this conference was because Anne Matava was going to be presenting. Anne Matava--aka the inventor/author of Matava scripts (she has published three volumes … Continue reading There is no substitute for stories.

PLC for language teachers in NY and VT!

I am EXCITED to announce meeting #2 of our NIFTY NYVTy PLC way up north! If you are a language teacher within driving distance of Burlington, VT, we would love to have you join us on Friday, January 19 at my house! If you are interested in this or future meetings of our PLC, please … Continue reading PLC for language teachers in NY and VT!