My school year has been going pretty smoothly. Teaching Spanish has been an intellectual challenge that I adore. I've decided that even though I adore my Spanish book - it's too difficult for most of my students. They introduce things at step five and steps one through four will need to be addressed within my own "learning activities."
I have to sit and think about how my students think. I have to recognize the hurdles they will have before they get to those hurdles. Today, we are testing on our grammar portion of Chapter Two - and well, I have a feeling that they haven't put the time into understanding the material. Is this my fault? Of course not. I still feel the need to find a way to inspire that they study their notes a bit more -
I'm thinking on how they think - and how they learn -