I have been teaching 7th and 8th Spanish for 17 years! I have never used a textbook. I have always created my own materials because I have yet to find a textbook that contains exactly what I want to teach.
I use many different teaching styles in my classroom. Not all children learn the same way. I try to reach all different types of learners. I use music, games, guided note taking, memorization strategies, drama, drawing... I think students learn best when they don't even realize that they are learning. I believe the more fun they have with the language, the more they will learn.
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BA Child Study- St. Joseph's College NY, MA University at Albany, NY
I live in the Adirondack mountains in northern NY with my husband and two wonderful little boys.