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Let the new year begin!

A fresh start and infinite possibilities. 

Sep 10 PD: Ain't nobody got time for that... Right? - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Back to School with Screaming

Anne Silva

Well, for most of us, back-to-school has come and gone. The new-car smell went out of the classroom right about day 3, most of our snazzy G2 gel pens have gone AWOL, and we're settling into the trenches for another productive year. Good intentions still abound, even if some of that nervous energy from the first week back has been replaced with good old-fashioned alarm-clock loathing. 

So I must be crazy to bring up Professional Development now, right as we get into the stride of the school year, right? Who has time for PD when we're just figuring out who has lunchroom duty today, answering a dozen parent emails every morning, and scheduling a blue million committee meetings as though we had any time or energy to spare?

Aug 27 What CLASSERCISE moves do YOU do to keep in tip-top teaching-shape? - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Female Boxer

Anne Silva

The first week back at school, does your throat decide to mutiny? Your knees ache as though you've been mountain climbing? Your feet swell to the size of melons? Then you may have what our totally unscientific studies have discovered to be "Classitis."

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Aug 11 A NEW School Year - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Back to School

Anne Silva

Surely I’m not the only teacher who starts the school year EVERY YEAR with more resolutions than every single New Years Day of my life put together. Are you with me? I get so excited about all of the POSSIBILITIES that this year holds, because suddenly, I’ll be motivated to wake up and exercise BEFORE school three—no, four!—days a week, pack a super-healthy lunch EVERY SINGLE DAY, grade ALL THE THINGS before leaving school ON TIME every afternoon, NEVER take grading or planning home with me, sign up for ALL THE COMMITTEES, wear all the nice clothes that never have my toddler’s peanut butter smeared on them, … etc. Right?

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Aug 06 La enseñanza de español en Estados Unidos - Resources for your Spanish Classroom

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Qué español enseñar: la enseñanza de español en los Estados Unidos (primera parte)

  5 de junio, 2014


El planteamiento del modelo de lengua en los materiales editados en Estados Unidos aconseja, como primer paso un acercamiento a la realidad demográfica de la población hispana en este país. 

El censo de 2000 recogía ya más de 35 millones de hispanos que representaban el 12,5 % de la población. La Enciclopedia del español en los Estados Unidos apunta, para el español, un futuro prometedor: para el año 2050, la cifra superará los 130 millones y Estados Unidos se convertirá en el primer país hispanohablante.

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