Reblog: Smartphones: Say Yes!

  Educators and parents have been debating technology use for a long time now.  I don’t think that debate will come to an end any time soon.  One area where you might be tempted to say “no phones allowed” is in the classroom.  That might have been my first instinct as a teacher as well.  […]

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Spanish Lesson 9: Birthday and Age

Hola, Bienvenidos a la clase de español. ¡Cumpleaños Feliz! Is today your birthday?  Well if it is, many happy returns to you.  If not, please accept my greetings in advance 😊 Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve learnt how to count, learnt vocabulary associated with dates and learnt how to write the date.  (Lesson […]

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Pablo Neruda’s Clenched Soul

  Another Neruda poem written in his very romantic style and showcasing the passion and sentimentalism of his expression. “Clenched Soul” is a poem to express love, love and longing for a beloved who is not there.  The melancholy felt by the poet is echoed in the rhythm and imagery of his words.  She is […]

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Spanglish Sunday (2)

¡Hola! I hope you’re enjoying your weekend.  Here are some Spanglish jokes to bring a smile to your face… and maybe teach you a new word or two!         ¡Feliz Domingo!     Check out my Hispani-centric Memes Pinterest Board for more jokes like these.  

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Friday Canción: Mano a Mano (A Tango Song)

  It’s Friday again.  The weekend is here! Are you ready for some sweet Spanish music to touch your heart?  I’ve got a Friday Song for you… La canción de viernes: Mano a Mano | Música– Carlos Gardel & José Razzano | Letra– Celedonio Flores This one is a lot slower and more poetic than past Friday Canciones.  […]

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Today in History: July 26th Movement is formed

August 8, 1955 Fidel Castro forms the “26th of July Movement“, the Cuban revolutionary organization that would dominate the face of Cuban history for more than half a century. July 26, 1953 was the date on which a small group of revolutionaries, led by Fidel Castro, attacked the military Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba.  The […]

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Reblog: In Cuzco’s Historic Streets, a Search for Inca Walls

  Some travellers have a gift for telling you about their journeys and making you feels as though you’re experiencing it right along with them.  Latin America Confidential writer Janus2 is one such storyteller.  I absolutely adored reading his post on the mix of ancient and modern in Cuzco’s streets, where one can party in […]

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