Have you ever wondered if your greatest struggles as a bilingual teacher are the same as your peers in other schools and states? The other day I asked a group of bilingual teachers what their biggest struggle was as a bilingual teacher. This is what they shared with me. Below is a list of their top six struggles of bilingual teachers: #1: RESOURCES!!!! The number one overwhelming ... Read More about Top 6 Struggles of Bilingual Teachers
The school year is coming to an end and you finished teaching the curriculum, now what? Maybe you've had already turned in grades, but there's still a couple weeks left of school. You could do countless hours of review, extra recess and clean out your classroom with your bilingual students, but why not plan something special?!? It's always fun to incorporate some special days at the end of the ... Read More about 10 Ideas for the Last Weeks of Your School Year
One of my biggest insecurities is not being a “native Spanish speaker” yet being a bilingual teacher. When I started teaching, I realized that some people (administrators, other teachers, parents and kids) are often surprised that a ‘gringa’ is speaking and teaching completely in Spanish and often pass judgment. Though I am obviously qualified for a position which involved multiple university ... Read More about Can Non-Native Spanish Speakers be Bilingual Teachers?
Though most native Spanish speakers are not of Irish descent, St. Patrick’s Day or el día de San Patricio is a large celebration in many communities in the United States. Students in your bilingual class might be clueless about this holiday and it is always beneficial to teach your students from a young age to appreciate and be curious about other people, countries, cultures and ... Read More about St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Your Bilingual Classroom
(This article may contain affiliate links. Thanks for your support!) As a bilingual teacher and mom, I am always looking for more websites and stores to buy bilingual or Spanish language books. It is always a struggle to find quality and engaging books in Spanish. I have been a long time fan of Usborne's picture dictionaries but until recently they did not offer any other choices in the Spanish ... Read More about Review of Usborne Books in Spanish