March Music Madness 2017

As I mentioned last year, March is one of my favorite times of the year to be a language teacher. I love using music in my classroom. One of my students’ favorite things (and something that always gets cited highly for how they feel they learn the most) is our song of the week. Each…

The How and Why of Music in My Classroom

About a week ago, I was conversing on Twitter about how much I love incorporating music into my classroom, and teaching my students a song of the week. Wendy lamented that she doesn’t feel like she has enough French music with usable structures to do a song of the week. I couldn’t make any suggestions, but it…

Manía Musical de Marzo: The Results

One of my (newish) favorite things about this time of year is Musical March Madness! I love the idea, and implemented it for the first time this year. It went really well. The kids were so into it! It was a good break from learning new songs every week, but in the last couple of…

Two Great Songs

Every week, each of my classes learns a song. I don’t know about you, but at this point in the year I’m starting to have trouble finding good, appropriate, interesting, accessible songs for my students! I always appreciate  Sra Green’s recommendations, so today I’m taking a page out of her book and telling you about two songs…

My new favorite song

So I think I may be the last Spanish teacher in the world to discover (and love) Vivir mi vida by Marc Anthony, but just in case you haven’t seen or heard it yet, here are some of the reasons I love it: The lyrics: The lyrics are 100% clean, and very repetitive. It’s perfect…