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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 [...]

DUE TO LACK OF POLLUTION, MOUNTAIN OF EVIDENCE SUPPORTING C.I. IS NOW VISIBLE IN MUCH OF THE U.S.

By |2020-05-12T21:57:02-06:00May 12th, 2020|

LOS ANGELES, CA—One silver lining to the limited auto traffic due to the corona virus quarantine is that skies are clearing and the mountain of evidence for teaching with comprehensible input is now clearly visible. Reduced emissions have revealed the overwhelming piles of research indicating that people acquire language [...]

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