Combat Teacher Stress

Let’s talk teacher stress, and how to combat it.

Combat Teacher Stress

If you’re anything like me, you feel stressed at the end of the school year and look forward to the summer for recharging your teacher batteries!

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Spanish Extra Credit in the Real World, guest post

Real World Homework

Guest Blogger: Srta Elizabeth

I wonder if there’s a way to adapt this new Pokemon Go game for the classroom? It’d be a great way to practice directional vocabulary. While playing Jenga with family, It’d be cool if I wrote questions in Spanish on the blocks and students answer them as they pull them out. Student interaction is always higher when they are having fun. My friends call it “teacher brain”. They are always telling me: “You haven’t even finished student teaching yet and you are always thinking about your classroom and students.” What can I say? Great teachers minds are always thinking of creative ways to introduce students to the curriculum or get them excited about learning. It’s our job!

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Spanish Learning in the Summer!

Guest blog post by Angelica from Monarca Language.

The most asked question by parents at the end of the school year is: How can I maintain my child’s Spanish skills during the summer?
There are plenty of new opportunities to introduce, engage and practice Español during the summer months.
Here are three easy and straightforward ideas to teach or keep up with your niños Spanish skills during the Summer. Don’t worry! Fluency is not required.

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Inspiration for Foreign Language Teachers, Books to Encourage

Are you a world language teacher looking for a little inspiration?10BooksToInspireYourTeaching

Whether you are getting ready to head back to school or looking for a way to motivate you through the mid-year slump, you can definitely find some inspiration from this teacher-recommended list of books below.

I always say that the more we share, the more we can learn.  I posted an open question to an amazing group of Spanish teachers on Facebook and they had an outpouring of responses with plenty of books to help encourage you through the school year!

Please peruse this list of books for teachers and leave a comment below if you have been particularly touched or inspired in your teaching by a book you have read!

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