Inside: The favorite posts from the Secondary Spanish Space teachers this year.
Happy New Year friends! Thank you so much for reading this past year. We are so appreciative of each and every since one of you. We hope you are enjoying your holiday break and have a little down time to catch up on some blog post reading. To save you busy teachers time, we have put together our favorite posts from both Secondary Spanish Space, as well as our personal blogs as well. We hope you enjoy!
Our tech tool guru helps us all out by breaking down the best tech tools that you can easily incorporate in your Spanish class.
SeeSaw: The Best App for the Proficiency-Centered WL Classroom – Spanish with Sra. Shaw
Jen Shaw says that SeeSaw is hand down the best free app for proficiency centered World Language classes. Learn more here.
High Frequency Words
Are you interested in trying out more comprehensible input strategies? In this post Allison show how you can start the year, or just start a new week with a strong emphasis on using high frequency verbs to help students better communicate about things that matter to them.
Sherry give us lots of ideas of how we can make sure that our Spanish classes are rooted in diverse cultures of the Spanish speaking world.
Listening Activities for Lower Level Spanish Classes – Miss Señorita
In an oldie but a goodie, Jess shares where to find authentic listening activities with native speakers at a pace that lower level students could understand.
Games, Activities & Resources
If you need new ways to mix up speaking, Jess has you covered with 7 Awesome Speaking Activities Your Students Will Love.
Who loves low prep review games that can be used with any unit in any class!?! Elisabeth shares 5 Awesome Review Games that require very little preparation, perfect if you have they strange review time after winter break before finals.
How to choose the right tense? – Preterite vs. Imperfect – World Language Cafe
If you are required to teach the preterite versus imperfect, check out this helpful post from Sherry with tips, tricks and resources to help you and your students out.
How I Keep Students Engaged with Task Cards – Dianna
In the most popular post on Secondary Spanish Space this year, Dianna shares so many awesome ideas of how to get students up and moving and mix up using task cards.
No Prep for Hectic Weeks
Little to No Prep Spanish Class Activities for Hectic Weeks – La Profe Plotts
We all have those hectic weeks of school with testing, special events, holidays and changed schedules. These no prep ideas from Dianna will save your sanity with very little prep needed.
Coco in Spanish Class – Mis Clases Locas
Sometimes we all need a cultural movie as a break from the normal routine. Coco is the Spanish teacher’s dream. Full of culture, great with the theme of family, appropriate, and is great for a week you have a non Spanish speaking sub, lose your voice, or just need to mix it up.
9 Ways to be a Happier Teacher – Catharyn
If you need a little pick me up as you start 2019, check out this post with great ideas to help you be a happier teacher on 2019.
Teaching Spanish, When you don’t speak it perfectly – Spanish Mama
Elisabeth shares encouragement and practical tips for non-native Spanish speaker teachers in this post on Spanish Mama.
Thank you again for reading and please drop a comment here or on social media to let us know which was your favorite post of the year!