I’m a Wisconsin high school Spanish teacher from California, I’ve taught K-12 over the past 12 years, and our department is excited to have recently implemented the UW-Green Bay Dual Enrollment Program. I’ve also taught at The Concordia Language Villages and as a Global Discovery Leader for CIEE in Sevilla, España.
I’ve attended CSUSB, UW-Madison, UW-Stout, and La Universidad de Sevilla. I have a BS in Spanish, a MS in Education, and A LOT more useful knowledge from workshops, amazing colleagues, and social media superstars. I was selected as a Wisconsin State Teacher of the Year in 2017, which has created just as much stress as joy, because I fear that many expect TOY perfection that I can't maintain.
My favorite teaching methods include providing comprehensible input using TPRS while riding a unicycle, target language karaoke with class dance-offs, skits using a variety of wigs, and drawing sweet dry-erase cartoons to increase comprehension.
Although I’m currently providing a lot of CI for language acquisition, I’m also bound to a grammar-based curriculum. That means you’ll find a little bit of everything on this site.
If you want to know why I do what I do, please read my post '10 Reasons Why I Share Classroom Videos.'
Do you have a revolutionary activity that you want me to demonstrate with my students? We'll try anything once, so just let us know!