Growing up in a European multilingual family environment and presently living in the US in a household with 4 languages. 20+years of teaching Spanish to students of all ages from Kindergarten to Adult Education.Private and Public Schools. Well-traveled and knowledgeable of linguistic differences among Spanish speakers around the world.
Always interactive! Hands-on, making connections, using interesting topics, games, video, music, art, culinary skills. From basic connect-the-dots to literary criticism. From "guess that tune" to "express your feelings in X situation". I use textbooks occasionally but I love to create my own activities, and my students do, too! Phone and computer classroom activities are a must in the present time, like it or not, so I incorporate technology almost in all my classes!
Teaching with Professionalism Awards
Bachelors Degree in English Philology Masters in Spanish Applied Linguistics + 6th year Teacher Certification Spanish 7-12, Bilingual Education K-12
I enjoy painting and art museums, traveling, working on my culinary skills, being fitness oriented, and spending time with friends and family. But I never stop thinking about what activity I can create next for my Spanish class that relates to my personal experiences.
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Vocal Music, Health, Geography, Life Skills, Character Education, Physical Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day, Informational Text, Phonics