High school Spanish teacher, community college ESL teacher, and PhD student as well! I'm always excited to find and share new resources, and connect with other language teachers!
I am a big fan of inductive learning for teaching grammar!! This means I write a short conversation between two people using a specific grammar structure. I read it aloud while students follow along on the screen, students figure it out (critical thinking skills!), and together, we figure out a rule for the new grammar structure. Then, we do a variety of input/receptive activities, move towards productive activities, and finally, communicative activities. I also like teaching culture through webquests, authentic materials, videos, songs, pictures... as many ways as I can think of!
- 2016 South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year - May 2017 American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Member Spotlight
BA in Spanish with K-12 Teaching License, College of Charleston, SC, and MA in Romance Languages, Concentration Spanish, Appalachian State, NC. National Board Certified Teacher in World Languages.
Current PhD student at Clemson University in Literacy, Language, & Culture
English Language Arts, Grammar, Social Studies - History, World Language, Spanish, EFL - ESL - ELD, Foreign Languages, Geography, For All Subject Areas, ESL / ELL / EFL, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Easter, Earth Day