Hi, I’m Courtney!
This is my seventh 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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All my subscribers get access to my freebie folder. Included you will find a digital Spanish comprehension assessment for heritage speakers, telenovela quizzes, and more!
How do you know if a student is a native speaker or a heritage speaker? Does the difference between the two terms really matter? If so, why? Due to my recent post about fostering a growth mindset in heritage speaking students, I fielded some great questions about...
Sneak Peek: How I designed a digital comprehension placement test for Spanish speaking students. Heritage speakers come to our classes at varying levels and some of them slip through the cracks in classes that are not appropriate for their ability. The beginning of...
Too often the students in my heritage speakers class beat themselves up about their Spanish abilities. Time and time again, they compare their skills to those of native speakers. Let’s just say that it is rare to find a student that is fully confident in their Spanish...
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