Siempre Positivo

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Siempre Positivo
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We acquire language best when we are in a supportive, cheerful environment, so my mantra is "¡Siempre positivo!" (Always positive!)
 
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Change the conversation in your class from grades to growth in proficiency! Displaying the continuum from parroting to messy creativity to comfortable conversation and beyond, these posters will help you communicate to your students that language
Subjects:
World Language
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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Recognize your students who bring life to your stories with this Oscar award! Let students compete to dramatize a scene, recognize a student-created video or reward your go-to actors in class stories.Illustration courtesy of Stickpng.com
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
FREE
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By Siempre Positivo
The "Corazón español" is a special award for students who not only excel in classwork, but who take their Spanish outside the class to connect with and serve the Spanish-speaking community at home or abroad. There are many awards for students who
Subjects:
Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
FREE
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By Siempre Positivo
You probably think you don´t want your students to be blurting out things in class, but what if their exclamations were appropriate phrases in the target language? ¡Dilo! cards will get your students speaking more of the language in a supported,
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
FREE
3
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By Siempre Positivo
After doing a "Star of the Day" interview, students create notes together about the interview. Write information shared by the star student, then compare and contrast individually to get reps of "we" verb endings and more.
Subjects:
World Language
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Classroom Forms
FREE
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By Siempre Positivo
Slideshow to guide discussion in Spanish classes about the September, 2019 Climate Strike. Also includes links to online articles and photos.
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
3
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By Siempre Positivo
Timed writing form with feedback rubric, alternate page 2 for longer compositions. ACTFL levels are listed as a option for feedback, but not necessary for using this form.
Subjects:
World Language
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Classroom Forms
FREE
1
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By Siempre Positivo
COVID-19 has inspired many songs. "En mi cuarentena" by Juan Andrés Ospina (of "Qué difícil es hablar el español" fame is catchy, clean and makes abundant use of "yo" preterite verbs. What´s not to like?With Ospina´s permission, I have created a
Subjects:
World Language, Spanish
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education
Types:
Unit Plans, Games, PowerPoint Presentations
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught Spanish for 30 years, from 1st grade through high school

MY TEACHING STYLE

Proficiency-oriented, story-based language teaching

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2016 COFLT (Confederation in Oregon for Language Teaching) Honor Roll

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Spanish, BSW Social Work, Walla Walla College MAT Teaching Spanish, Southern Oregon University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an enthusiastic polyglot! I speak English, Spanish, German, French, plus I am dabbling in Italian, Russian, Farsi, Mandarin and ASL.

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