I am originally from Norfolk, Nebraska but I currently claim Lincoln as my home. I teach in a small rural school about 40 minutes north of Lincoln. I teach all levels of Spanish from 1 through AP starting in 9th grade.
It goes without saying that I love Spanish! Growing up, I was excited to take Spanish starting in 9th grade. I had an amazing Spanish 1 teacher, Sra. Hamm, who made me decide that I wanted to do something with Spanish in my future. It wasn’t until Spanish 2, where I had a teacher who was the total opposite, that made me decide I wanted to be a Spanish teacher. All the fun stuff we did with Sra. Hamm – watch videos, make posters, act out stories – went by the wayside as we completed textbook activities and worksheets, and played a very half-hearted game of BINGO every Tuesday. It was then that I said, I can do better, and started my journey to becoming a Spanish teacher.
I am now in my sixth year of teaching Spanish and honestly, it is my dream job. I love teaching Spanish, I love my students, and I love my school. This blog is to chronicle my journey as a teacher moving from grammar-based instruction to comprehensive input… and all my ridiculous adventures along the way.