Hi Ben –
I’m in my new school. So far so good. Nothing to complain about. There are a lot of native speakers here in Spanish 1 but there are no other foreign languages to teach here so…. Anyway I’m trying to see these students in a less contemptuous way. I can’t handle resenting them for a whole year! I’m trying to shift in my thinking.
So far (because of the native speakers boredom) we’ve struggled for a couple days doing card talk. It’s really hard to go slow when you have 6 kids trying to say go fast and the other 30 trying to fall asleep.