I was a social worker for 5 years working with a variety of families and age groups. I started as a long-term sub in large school districts with a very diverse student population. I am now teaching Spanish at a small school where I am a department of 1 in the district. I create most of my materials from scratch as I recycled all the text books that dated back to 2004. I try to use TPRS stories, books, and novels).
An attempt at TPRS (prior to training) that physically, emotionally, and mentally challenges students to engage with the Spanish language in a way that is meaningful and practical. Odd enough to spark curiosity but structured enough to make it meaningful and relatable.
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BA: Spanish, Psychology, Philosophy MAT: grades 5-12
I strive to create the classes that students talk about in the halls. I want them to pop their heads in, just to see what is happening. Many times we work through an activity or a story and students are still talking about it as they leave. When we start something new, I will get a choral response of "¿en serio, profe?". I love that response. Students are curious, which also cuts down on the classroom management needs.