How to Write a Grant Proposal to Fund your FVR Library

Sneak peek: Inside you will find examples and best practices on how to write a grant proposal to fund acquiring Spanish-language books for your classroom library.  Personally to date, I have received over $7,000 in funding for my classroom FVR library. Getting...

How to Fund an FVR Library for your Classroom

Sneak Peek: In this article, you will find ideas for where to get funding for your FVR library. You probably don’t need much convincing on why building a classroom library would be useful. If you’re like me, the only thing standing in your way is that hefty price tag...

Heritage Speaker Class Curriculum: Year Three

Take an inside look at the heritage Spanish speaker class curriculum I created for my third year teaching this class.

Heritage Speakers Class Curriculum: Year Two

Sneak Peek: Inside you will find a detailed explanation of my second year teaching the heritage language learners course through the lens of the curriculum I created. *This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click through to one of the product...

Heritage Speakers Class Curriculum: Year One

Sneak peek: Here's the inside scoop on the year one curriculum for the Heritage Speakers class I teach. The Heritage Speakers class at my school is offered in two sections every day. Our class length is just shy of the hour mark, at around 57 minutes. As it is such a...

Hi, I’m Courtney!

This is my eighth year teaching high school Spanish. I work at an IB (International Baccalaureate) school in Minnesota where I teach Spanish 2, Spanish 3, and Spanish for heritage speakers.

I love incorporating a variety of techniques in the classroom. I use a combination of comprehensible input, blended learning, traditional grammar instruction, and of lots and lots of music! 

I’m a nerd about curriculum creation- I love it! I started creating Youtube videos for flipped grammar instruction (you can use them too!) and I have been creating a curriculum for my heritage speakers class from scratch. You can find my resources for that here


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