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PBL in the TL · 6d ago

The World Doesn't Need More Language Teachers

I said it before, and I'll say it again: I hope school subjects are abolished in my lifeti...
PBL in the TL · 1W ago

#SCOLT17 I Won!

I will never be the SCOLT Teacher of the Year, but I have to admit, I found success at SCO...
PBL in the TL · 2W ago

10 Tips for Organizing Online Spanish

There is ZERO room for confusion in online courses. Even if I could answer every email immediately, their emails are the ONLY cue I have if they are confused. Forget about checking for compr...
PBL in the TL · 3W ago

Pizza Faces - Maintaining conversation for intermediate performance

I think I should have been starting online classes with pizza faces from the beginning.I mean, sneaking in a few Spanish essentials and practicing with a useful tool early on--those are nobl...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Mexican Independence and the Imperfect Tense

History and grammar are not always the most obvious hook for capturing students' attention, but when it's history and grammar in a cartoon, who wouldn't be hooked?This year Spanish II and II...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Online Students: How do you know what they know?

You could just assign a writing task to see what they can do. And they could just run the whole thing with a translator.You could have them upload a video of themselves speaking. And they co...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

SEESAW INSIGHTS: Making Memes in Spanish

If there's one thing that catches my students' attention as surely as music, it is memes. Sure you can have students read memes for some authentic input. But how exciting is it to see what k...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Chill Pill: Things I've decided to relax about as a language teacher

This year has been a year of growth, without a doubt. After the single most successful semester of my teaching career, I decided to start from scratch on almost everything.I blame iFLT.Since...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Bellringer Toybox: 5 fun ways to start Spanish class

So my master plan to improve listening through music and the  coros bellringer pretty much...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

My Top 10 Tech Tools of 2016

It's 2017, but these tools served me well through 2016. No, these are not the cool new too...