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A podcast for World Language Teachers seeking inspiration, unapologetic authenticity, and guidance in centering joy and facilitating language acquisition for the people who matter most, our students!

Teaching La Vida Loca Annabelle

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

A podcast for World Language Teachers seeking inspiration, unapologetic authenticity, and guidance in centering joy and facilitating language acquisition for the people who matter most, our students!

    S2: E7 - NO prep strategies! YAY!

    S2: E7 - NO prep strategies! YAY!

    Get ready, in this episode, I'm giving you three, no-prep strategies to use in your classes for when you come into school and literally, barely have the energy to teach. No prep, like zero prep! Get excited, and listen now!

    Links & Resources

    The Comprehensible Classroom
    Collaborative Free-Writes
    S2 Episode 6: The POWER of Dopamine! with Jess Psaros
    S1 Episode 4: 3 Low to NO prep Games for the World Language Classroom!

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    • 20 min
    S2: E6- The POWER of Dopamine! with Jess Psaros

    S2: E6- The POWER of Dopamine! with Jess Psaros

    A very special guest is joining me to talk about the importance of dopamine in our world language classes. You don't want to miss this conversation with Jess Psaros!

    Links

    TPR: My Gestures Blog
    Jess' Document on Educational Implications for the Middle School Classroom based on Adolescent Brain Development
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    • 52 min
    S2: E5- How comprehensible ARE you!?

    S2: E5- How comprehensible ARE you!?

    For real though!? Do you know!? Do you ask them!? Try the strategies I outline in THIS episode to find out how comprehensible you're really being for your students!

    Links mentioned in the episode:
    Sponge analogy on YouTube
    Conference in the Cloud 2024

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    • 17 min
    S2: E4- 50 Years from now...

    S2: E4- 50 Years from now...

    You're amazing... Don't forget it... There's a tiny homework assignment in this episode that will take 30 seconds but have a BIG impact!

    Here are the links mentioned in this episode:
    John Bracey
    Work won't love you back - Sarah Jaffe
    Blog on End of the Year Survey

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    • 12 min
    S2: E3- Finding Joy in the Journey: A Tale of Transformation

    S2: E3- Finding Joy in the Journey: A Tale of Transformation

    Lack of SupportLack of EngagementLack of resourcesLack of inspirationLack of communityYou're not alone! Listen to Silvy's journey to JOY and transformative year within La Familia Loca PLC! The doors are open until Friday the 17th at 8pm CDT and I would love to be your support, cheerleader, and part of your community the rest of this school year!

    Click HERE to learn more and become our newest member! 

    • 32 min
    S2: E2- Chairs and Cheers: Engage and Excel with these Teacher Tips!

    S2: E2- Chairs and Cheers: Engage and Excel with these Teacher Tips!

    That was SUCH a fun episode to record! I hope it gives you lots of ideas for tracking all the amazing things happening in your classroom every day! Below are the many links and references I talk about throughout this juicy episode:

    Tuesday Tip 39 - Seating Chart (a visual for you)
    Interpersonal and Interpretive Communication Rubric Blog!
    Mary P Overton Blog
    Positive Phone Calls home blog (read it!)
    Positive Phone calls home podcast (OMG SO GOOD!)
    10 Day Brain Break Challenge! (YAY!)


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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

jkperr ,

A MUST for every language teacher!

I have followed Annabelle for years and she truly has transformed my teaching style. She brings incredibly practical tips I can use in my classroom that day. But perhaps my favorite part is her joy, her inspiring words who make me want to be better for my students and her emphasis on authenticity and caring for ourselves as teacher. Every teacher needs to listen to her to be encouraged and to find ways to connect with our students!

Me2134s ,

Positivity for language teachers

The different episodes always seem to hit me just right… exactly when I need to hear them. Great reminders of how to have fun, stay positive and find joy in the classroom AND keep the balance with your own personal life outside of it. Thank you, Annabelle!

htrude07 ,

A Must Listen for All WL Teachers!

Listening to Annabelle’s podcast is one of my favorite things to do! Each episode is filled with so much joy and authenticity! I always gain new insights and inspiration from Annabelle. She presents relevant topics and strategies for WL educators with tried and true examples from her own classroom. I love how real she is with her listeners. I am a better teacher and person because of the lessons I’ve learned from Annabelle and I know my students are also experiencing more joy in our classroom community as a result of Annabelle. I’m so thankful for her and all that she shares with the language community!

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