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In the Classroom: Role Reversal

Now that I’m back in the U.S., I’m going through all the entries I started but  weren’t quite finished or I simply never published. This is about my experience in Spanish classes by night and being a teacher by day. Working as a teacher by day and as a student by night, I’m learning that … Continue reading

It’s all about Perspective in the Classroom

It’s all about Perspective in the Classroom

Dressed in skin tight jeans and body hugging sweaters, sixteen year old gals sit on their desks chatting up their friends. Mobile phones rest on desks as if they were binders and pens necessary for class.  Several are busy typing away important messages about what they’re doing, the cute boy they sit next too or … Continue reading

In the Classroom: Scattergories

In the Classroom: Scattergories

If you try this activity , I’d love to hear how it goes for you- good, bad, suggestions etc. Leave me a comment below. Look forward to hearing from you! I’m back in the classroom (as of last week) and am quickly learning students  names and getting to know teachers whom I’m working with. This … Continue reading

This bird is flying

This bird is flying

A few weeks ago, doves created a nest in a blue ceramic planter outside our back patio- our main door we use to enter  and exit our home. It’s magic to watch nature in action,  mom and dad dove taking turns sitting on the eggs and continuing till after the birds hatch, keeping the babies … Continue reading

In the ESL Classroom: Playing Charades

Today was a day for charades. The end of  Holy week (spring break) has marked the school year is near over and you know what this means; tired, uninterested students counting down the days for summer vacation. One of my funny students asked, “Can’t we just sleep in class.” He knows the answer but I … Continue reading

Why Spain?

I’m enjoying my life here yet I haven’t felt the “magic of Spain”  yet. I don’t know what I expected but the magic isn’t there…yet. Mind you, I haven’t visited Sevilla or Granada, the bigger cities of Andalucia. I haven’t felt the connection to the country, the feeling that this is “home.” A bit hard … Continue reading