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THE HOBBIT IN LATIN

By |2024-05-10T20:39:12-06:00May 8th, 2024|

Talk about compelling reading! As you may know, I have begun to learn and teach Latin at the request of my grown daughter. And I am learning it the way I advise world language teachers to teach: with comprehensible input. I have been reading books in Latin that are [...]

TRADITIONAL SONGS IN SPANISH

By |2023-09-03T14:50:43-06:00August 16th, 2023|

Here is the set list for the gig at Backyard Tap in Loveland. I sang Spanish songs with professional musicians Dave Kaufman and Roy Berliner for an hour, and then folk and light rock songs in English. Great fun! We sang a compilation of traditional songs in Spanish that [...]

DARMOK: The Power of Metaphor & Cultural Stories

By |2024-04-01T17:35:16-06:00March 3rd, 2023|

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, [...]

TEACHER FORCED TO RESIGN AFTER REVEALING SHE READS FOR PLEASURE

By |2022-04-11T15:44:30-06:00April 11th, 2022|

CAMBRIDGE, MA—In yet another education scandal, French teacher Désireux Lecteur has been placed on administrative leave from her position after publicly disagreeing with the removal of the school library and other absurd habits, according to a statement released Monday. Lecteur’s school, McKinley-Taft High School in Cambridge, removed the remaining [...]

PALINDROMES!

By |2024-03-02T10:44:09-07:00February 24th, 2022|

This is palindrome week. Every date from 2/20/22 to 2/28/22 is a palindrome - it reads the same backwards and forwards. Have you ever tried using palindromes with your Spanish students? A couple of well-known palindromes in English are race car and Madam, I'm Adam. Here are some SPANISH [...]

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