Students can communicate in Spanish! All they need are the tools and the confidence!
My mission is to support secondary Spanish teachers who want to transition from traditional grammar- and vocabulary-based language instruction to a more communicative approach.
My mantra is “Communication, not perfection!”
Here’s what I’m all about!
Scaffolded and differentiated resources help support students!
Real-world communicative activities engage students!
A focus on what students can do inspires students!
Connecting cultural products to the values, perspectives, and beliefs those products represent turns students into global citizens!
Read the Latest From My Blog!
Guided conversations provide a scaffolded framework for students to converse in Spanish. They support performance by letting you stay focused on your curriculum, themes and grammar points, while also working towards building students’ proficiency. Learn more in this guest post from Jamie at Specialty Spanish!
Matching worksheets are neither the most effective nor the most engaging way to teach vocabulary in the global language classroom. Here are five alternatives you can try instead!
Before students can begin to feel confident that they are capable of meeting our expectations, they have to be clear about just what those expectations are. Here are three ways to make sure your students can aim for a bullseye, every time!
Ready-to-go Resources for Your Spanish class!
Here are some of my favorites! Click the images to learn more!
Spanish Conversation Starter Bundle
These leveled Spanish conversation starters are a great way to get students speaking Spanish! The cards have questions on a wide variety of topics related to the environment, food, hobbies, health & wellness, and travel & vacations, so your students will never run out of things to talk about, and you don’t have to spend hours making lists of prompts!
Spanish Environment Activity Bundle
This bundle is a great way to save on all of my environmentally themed Spanish resources! You can use these activities to enrich your lesson plans and supplement your textbook to keep your students engaged while they practice speaking, listening, & writing skills, and reinforce vocabulary related to nature, wildlife, natural disasters, pollution, & more!
Spanish Vocabulary Mega Bundle
This mega bundle of Spanish vocabulary activities will help your students expand their Spanish vocabulary while strengthening their speaking, writing, and listening skills. Help your students move beyond rote memorization and use the target language meaningfully to talk about over a dozen topics, with more being added constantly!