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8 Slamming Spanish Games for Getting Middle Schoolers Pumped to Learn


Middle schoolers are at a unique point in their academic career—and their lives.

Our tween students may feel too old for elementary school “baby games,” yet they’ve still got one foot firmly planted in childhood.

How can you appeal …

5 Awesomely Authentic Spanish Projects Your Students Will Cheer For!


“Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself.”

These words were penned by John Dewey, the 20th century educational reformer and philosopher.

The educational renegade of his day, Dewey proposed that learning should have a foundation in …

Spanish Science Lessons: 3 Natural Ways to Teach Kids Spanish


Did you know teaching science is a great way to teach Spanish?

Learning is always more meaningful when it is acquired within context, and science lessons give you exactly that.

And if you are teaching young children, …

5 Essential Spanish Elementary School Lesson Plans


“Lesson planning is the most enjoyable part of being a Spanish teacher!”

Said no one. Ever.

Be honest: When was the last time you frantically searched the web for ideas you could cobble together for a last-minute lesson?

I’m sure …

5 Spanish Reading Comprehension Activities to Get Your Students Hooked on Books


Before getting my certification to teach Spanish as a foreign language, I taught the little ones.

You know, the ones who didn’t know the difference between an A or a B. The ones who were starting their reading …

How to Teach the Spanish Subjunctive Creatively and Effectively


High blood pressure. Goosebumps. An overwhelming urge to stay in bed all day.

Got these symptoms?

You just might have subjunctivitis.

It’s a common issue among Spanish students, but educators can get it, too. Teaching the subjunctive can …

Celebrate! 10 Fun Cinco de Mayo Activities for Kids


The month of May boasts some big-hitting holidays (Star Wars Day, anyone?), but the May holiday that takes the cake for Spanish educators is Cinco de Mayo. 

Even just a mention of it makes me want to break into the …