Tina shares emails with me from happy parents. She is getting a lot of them this year. Here is another one:
This is [Jeff], parent of seventh grader [Emily] who is in your Spanish class.
I am writing to tell you how much I appreciate your teaching methods.
Emily has learned what I consider an incredible amount of Spanish in the short time she has been in your class. She and I jabber in Spanish back-and-forth in the mornings when she’s getting ready for school. She is eager and excited about language learning, and I can only imagine where she’s going to be at the end of the year.
In an educational system where there seems to be more and more emphasis on testing and performance at a younger and younger age, it is incredibly refreshing to see your approach of no tests and no homework, just having fun and channeling the natural curiosity of young minds in the right direction. This is certainly a night and day difference from how I (tried to learn) learn Spanish in high school!
Thank you for your dedication to teaching and engaging young minds in a creative and inspiring way.
Wind at your back,
Thank you so very much for the kind words. I cannot tell you how much they mean to me. I am truly blown away (to continue the wind metaphor!) by the students’ progress so far!
Emily is a treasure in class and has an amazing attitude and is just a great asset to the class.
Thank you so much and Happy Holidays,