We've all said it at some point: "HELP! My students don't get [when to use ser or estar][how to form the subjunctive][the difference between "I have" and "you have" in Spanish]! What should I do???" We run to our fellow department members (if we are fortunate enough to have any) or turn to our PLC for … Continue reading Help! My students don’t get [x]!
Someone asked me today if I was ever required to submit lesson plans to my administrators. Lucky for me, not really--at least not in a burdensome way. When I was formally observed (twice per year until I was tenured, and then once every three years), I had to submit formal lesson plans for the lesson that … Continue reading Lesson plans for observations
Moving on from 'fue', today we started working on 'dijo' (s/he said). To begin, I had each of the students write an imaginary rumor in Spanish on a small piece of paper, and write their own name on the paper as well. I made sure that all students understand that the rumors were to be … Continue reading Rumors