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Bilingual Teachers: First Year Tips to Skyrocket Your Teaching

Bilingual teachers need all the support in the classroom they can get. Besides planning dual-language lessons and activities, first-year bilingual teachers adapt to the many tasks of teaching. Anywhere from meetings to classroom set-up, bilingual teachers have to do plenty of activities. Perhaps, you know a teacher friends or you’re a first-year bilingual teacher. You know the complexities of managing a classroom and all the…

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Spanish Weather Terms for Bilingual Learners

Spanish weather terms are easy to understand for children since they experience it every day. Whether new season approaches or different weather patterns occur, children understand when the day is cold or hot. For instance, for many children, the beginning of a school year means autumn or otoño. Then, during the winter or invierno break, depending on where they live, they might see snow or…

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Classroom Morning Activities for Bilingual Learners

Classroom morning activities are essential parts of any bilingual learner. Even during the first weeks of back to school, these activities help bilingual students resonate with the class environment. From the moment you meet your students at the door, you set those expectations of a positive learning setting. So, as part of your back to school lesson planning, take the time to create ways to…

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Preschool Classroom Routines Ideas to Spark Bilingual Learning

How do preschool classroom routines run in the mornings for you? For the most part, classroom morning routines are prone to disorganization and lack of structure. Especially when children arrive in the classroom at different times in the morning, most kids tend to put away their backpacks, lunches, and settle down. Of course, you have to wait until the bell rings and start the day.…

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Steps to Turn the Summer Slide into Learning

The Summer Slide occurs every year, all the time after school is over. Much like a typical slide, your children encounter at a playground, sliding during the summer break brings learning loss. Often, the Summer Slide progresses during the middle of the summer break. As soon as children spend time outdoors, at summer camps, or even travel during family vacations, coming back to reality is…

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End of the School Year Activities

Are students counting the days until school is out for the year? Distractions like these certainly do not motivate students to learn. So, what can you do to make sure your classroom keeps running until the last day? Your students are marking those days until there is no more reading or assignments. Developing learning activities to motivate students to continue learning is not an easy…

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Spanish Verb Conjugation of the -er Regular Tense

Spanish verb conjugation is challenging to learn. Probably one of the most challenging aspects of learning Spanish is trying to memorize which subject-verb agreement go together. Much like English, studying verbs is the perfect time to master the language. Actions are what motivates you to communicate and interact with one another. Especially with a foreign language, you want to master the essential components. In that…

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A Beginner’s Guide: Preschool Curriculum Themes for Your Spanish Classroom

Preschool curriculum themes promote learning to engage young learners. Aside from learning, preschool curriculum themes help you plan and organize lessons quickly and effectively. As you teach preschoolers, you know the profession requires dedication and motivation. Seeking the right tools to teach preschoolers, especially English learners or bilingual learners requires focusing on teaching. Therefore, you don’t want to wonder what to prepare next and what…

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How to run an effective bilingual morning preschool routine

An effective bilingual morning preschool routine occurs when the classroom environment operates systematically. Does this mean that children have to follow instructions in a robotic mode? An active classroom offers children the opportunity to foster learning and creativity. With so many interactive tools available for teachers, learning with scissors, glue, paint, crayons, and other writing tools become second nature. A morning preschool routine involves reading…

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