This was surprising to me. I had never used flashcards as a teacher, thinking the practice was too old school, too random, too decontextualized, and not hearing based. Even though I have used flashcards myself to learn specialized vocabulary quickly for medical mission trips in Mexico and Guatemala, I [...]
The Starfish Story (Author Unknown) While walking along the beach one morning, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking up something, and throwing it into the ocean. As he got closer, he saw it was a young man, picking up starfish one by one, and [...]
SONGS FOR CINCO DE MAYO This is a set of 11 traditional Mexican songs—lasting favorites that will not go out of style in 2 weeks. The songs are in Spanish, with English translations and colorful graphics, and there are historical and cultural notes in English for each song. You [...]
I will be a guest lecturer at Kansas State University on April 3. Topic will be Effective L2 Reading Strategies. If you're in the area, let me or Miki Loschky, Ph.D., know.
NOTE: I've been teaching Latin almost exclusively with Roman myths lately - with very positive results. I shared this Darmok activity some time ago. Since this technique is working so well, it bears repeating. Download the updated Darmok classroom activity here. If you love science fiction, like I do, [...]
If you have done a project like this with your students, please add your advice to the comment section below. Funding a classroom library can be challenging. Here are some ways to do that: While you are waiting for your funds to come in, take a look at the [...]