Looking for a new job in a school that teaches with comprehensible input? Look at these questions first to get your thoughts together. You are interviewing them as much as they are interviewing you. So be prepared to give the interviewers solid answers, but also be aware of the kinds of questions they ask you.
Placing Students in Spanish Classes
A native speaker in Spanish 2? An ELL student in level 1 so they can “learn English”? Nope. This document will help guide counselors, administrators, fellow teachers and parents in placing students in the appropriate class.
Placing Native Speakers
If not in a lower level Spanish class, where do we put native speakers?
Alternative for Unwilling Students (in Word format so you can adjust to your needs)
Despite our best efforts sometimes things do not work out and the rest of the class is suffering. Here is a way to deal with the occasional unwilling student.
I do not advocate using COLORFUL SPANISH in your classroom, but teachers need to be aware of foul expressions and cuss words because students will test you on it. Those are the first words that some students will pick up when they use Spanish on the street, and native speakers will test you to see if your knowledge and ability in Spanish is legit. Kids will causally use some of these words to see if you will allow this kind of speech, or if you are even aware of it. And if not, look out! You respect and classroom control could plummet.