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PBL in the TL · 1d 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 · 1W 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 · 2W 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 · 3W 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 · 3W 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 · 3W 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...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Inauguration Speech Rhetoric Lesson in Listening

I just read Trump's inauguration speech and had an idea for my English class next week. We're about to transition between units, so it's kind of timely in more than one way.I got a lot of hy...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Not Another Icebreaker: Music & memory

My kids know everything they could ever want to know about each other walking into my Spanish 2 class. They've been playing human bingo and going on photo scavenger hunts with the exact same...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

Spinning Plates: 30 preguntas for planning

When I am planning my lessons for the week, there are several questions I try to ask myself--actually about 25. A part of me feels like I have to ask myself all of these questions every day ...
PBL in the TL · 1M ago

HOW Do You Learn Spanish Online?

I had good kids in my first online class, kids who are going to go on to do cool things. I just couldn't get the same vibe, the same relationships that "real" teaching, teaching in a classro...