Lessons from the developing brain

Developmental Psychology is simply fascinating!!  Demonstrating and modeling empathy is where true growth occurs in minds of all ages...... That's the ONE big takeaway for me. I wrote these “lessons” mostly for myself to help me remember, but then I thought this information could help others, too.  A lot of these are common sense, yet …

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Spanish Practice ideas!

Here are some great kid/ adult sites: Songs: ¡A La Víbora de la Mar! (The Snake of the Sea) Sé Chévere (Be Cool) La Vida (The Life) por Ricky Martin Lento (Slow) por Julieta Venegas Pío Pío Pío (The chicks say...) Un elefante se balanceaba (1 elephant balances...) More Illustrated Spanish Songs from Calico Games: …

PQA es poderoso

Today I made a video of a session with students doing basic PQA (Personalized Questions and Answers).  Starting out the year with this is truly powerful!!  From here, the sky is the limit.    Enjoy and I will try to add one later with better lighting.  This is a fantastic way to build community from …

¡Bienvenidos!

I love to write.  I love Spanish.  I love teaching Spanish.  It only makes sense for me to share my ideas and thoughts with you here.  I have been a Spanish teacher in Gallatin County, Montana for 8 years. I have worked with students of all ages from 0-70 and have found some fun and …