Category Archives: Resources

Concept-Based Foreign Language Instruction Strategies

I have put together this post which includes most of my posts on concept-based foreign language instruction strategies. If this interest you, subscribe to it as I will be updating it constantly. Miscelaneous strategies for Concept-Based foreign language instruction #ConceptBasedLearning … Continue reading

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Spanish Ab Initio By Concept

My newest book for concept-based Spanish language instruction will be released soon. I have prepared a video (in Spanish) to explain how the video is structured, how it covers all of the requirements of the Language Ab Initio Program, and … Continue reading

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The journey towards the MYP ePortfolio

The MYP eAssessment acts as a summative task, but it is a holistic formative assessment in nature. For those subjects whose eAssessment components comprise the ePortfolio, the assessment is a journey, an exploration, and an opportunity for students to claim … Continue reading

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Pokemon Go is just the tip of the iceberg.

We can get creative and devise educational ways to use Pokémon, but if we are solely focusing on the App, and forgetting that there is more depth to this than just the Pokémon Go Version, we could be missing big … Continue reading

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When Students’ involvement engages me

I was coaching a group of students in our writer’s workshop recently. I wanted to get them excited about writing about a place, considering the relationships we might have established with it. Clearly, I did not think I’d be getting … Continue reading

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The Unit Planning Compass

Teaching in an inquiry-based environment with conceptual teaching and learning practices in mind is a wonderful experience. Nothing empowers learners more than realizing they are handling relevant, real information, and knowledge. As for language teachers, this involvement and practice allows … Continue reading

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The Soul of the Personal Project

I have been interested in transitions for a long time. I am fond of the mental and cognitive transformation that all of us undergo when we move form one plateau to another. Some of these transitions are like the metamorphosis … Continue reading

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