20+ years teaching in rural and urban schools, grades 7-12. Extensive training in using TPRS/Comprehensible Input to help students acquire language. This includes teaching brand-new beginners, AP Spanish Literature and Culture...and just about everything in between!
I teach through stories and other compelling, contextualized language methods. Lots of student interviews/conversations. My strengths include building relationships with students and making complex language comprehensible to novice and intermediate students.
National Board Certified Teacher, 2008. National Board Recertification, 2016 Listed twice in Who's Who in America's Teachers
Bachelor's Degree (Elementary Ed/Spanish) UW Oshkosh Master's Degree (Education) UW Stevens Point
You can find my musings and other teaching ideas on my blog at www.compellinginstruction.com Get ready to see a LOT more materials produced this spring! Including units for AP Spanish Literature and Culture!