Alexander Halmiton: The Musical

Since, I moved to the United State. I have learned I am an Immigrant and I different wish it could be translated as normal for the fact that everybody is different in their way to see things. However, there is a wonderful value with it that it is not appreciate or may be loss in today’s United State culture. I am not talking about the illustrated people or politician who most likely to te accepting the diversity as part of the constitution of this country. I am talking about a nation who forgot their roots and they see themselves as “America”.

“America” is a country divided by races and ethnicity. Furthermore, it is scared of what is different to them. As Spanish teacher in High School ,I have seen it in my students who identify themselves as their in particular races and do not recognize diversity as wonderful but, not related to them. I think this mistake it seems a repetition of a history of hate, fear, blood and isolation.

How different is this “America” from “My America” in my country and most likely in the Caribbean we recognize our race mix as part of culture where africans, natives and Spanishs build nations where color, race and ethnic became blurry over the years. However, the stigmas are still in some people where the mentally did not cross over the new Era. I am  sure that “America” is still dealing with the same issues, Acceptances of belief, culture and race are more a “legal tolerance” due our constitution.

Now, Halmiton’s The Musical is another picture that represent why “America”is the land of the opportunities, dreamers, thinkers and doers. A land fulfilled of diversity and tolerance. Where the politics are build upon the benefits of the citizens.  This could not be better explained than our own president Barack Obama who charisma just can be from a Caribean man as it was once Halmiton, his sincere smile from his father and understanding of his mix and American culture because of  his mother.

Halmiton is a piece of art that our society we should share the message with our students. If we want to build those relationships banish by the past our nation, because, the living of this past as a present it will not let to any future.

I am leaving some links with the Art work of the Puerto Rican Lin-Manuel Miranda.

 

 

Outlining: Teaching the skills for writing

Good Morning, Amigos!

Today was a impressive not just lesson but, development from my students I could learn from them more than I was expecting. During, the day week I was needing to teaching them how to build questions and complex sentences… Lord my brain was working as fast I could to help my students how to develop this skills. My principal who is a one of the experts in the district say it more than once “Go deep not wide referring”. It is more work but, less stressful when you see the improvement of the youth that was assigned to you.

Back to this lesson

On Monday my honors class we will reviewing answering basic questions with this formula: Noun + Verb + Wh-Information or information. Now, working on that we were able to create a fundamental of the questioning words then, purpose of do questions in Spanish.

On Tuesday we went through answering question of daily routine with words of frequency. There was my favorite friends ours “Preguntas perezosas” there are “Si/No questions” we work toguether in analizy the sentences so that we could addressed any misconception right there “We do Component”

TPRS’ Activities for the Students

Spanish 2

Having and engaging in Spanish Comedy.

During the last month my students has been reviewing with me all the vocab studied as part of their developing in writing and answering questions. However, my Spanish 2 has developed a create skill to create their own stories based on Wh-questions.

I was looking for extras resources to build new engaging lessons for them which they can develop their skills. I know some other first Spanish Teacher will be eager to implement this type of teaching as well.

So, I hope you can enjoy this resource. https://tprsteacher.wordpress.com/tprs-handouts/

 

Perk of being in this loop

Hi! Y’ll!

I am here to share another opportunity the reflection of our practice. It is an evolution of the practice where the student are able to check on.  I have been doing reflection now and then to improve my teaching during my evaluations in the system. I am looking improve the teaching aspect but also, the portfolio is something I need to work on as well.

But, from now we can get this little space to share this journey of long learning.

Reflection the 4 differents levels.

https://kbarnstable.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/22-questions-for-reflection/

Alignment and Instruction

Hi, Educators!

I’ve just begun my journey in My Master of Arts in Teaching. Analyzing some important information that is Total Instructional Alignment and Curriculum Mapping. After, briefly read some of the documents. I would like to recommend you some books for reinforcement your learning as a teacher in this two subjects.

Total Instructional Alignment: From Standards to Student Success by Lisa Carter

Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

In my opinion, both books are very affordable and pretty understandable in the first reading. You will not regret to invest part of your time preparing yourself for being a better facilitator.