I currently teach Spanish 1, 3, and 4, but I have experience teaching levels 1-4. This coming year may only be my 4th as a public school teacher, but I have already turned making my own games and activities into an art! I originally developed many of my products while teaching some very burned out college students during the two years I worked on my MA.
I would love to say I stay communicative 100% of the time, but...I find a well placed joke or story in English can really liven up the room :) What's most important to me is encouraging students to produce the target language! I accomplish this by using interactive, comprehensible input and creating activities that encourage students to produce the language. I try to stay away from using traditional "old school" language activities like translation. My goal is to get students to associate vocabulary to concepts rather than English words as early as possible in their language learning. I prefer to put new vocabulary and grammar in context through communicative activities. My products center around encouraging students to interpret and produce the target language in contexts that make sense to them at their level!
-Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors -My cats meet me at the door when I come home, so that's an accomplishment.
BA in Spanish from BGSU MA in Spanish Languages and Literatures from BGSU
I studied abroad in Spain, love cats, and enjoy painting mediocre water colors. :)