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Less is more

A concept that has been on my mind while I’ve been planning my Spanish lessons and teaching lately is that I need to keep my tendency to over-plan in check. To teach one thing well is hundreds of times more valuable than teaching 10 things not so well. Three strategies I’m working on: slowing down conversations in Spanish, checking for understanding more thoroughly, and coming back to review concepts regularly. Before I begin my class I ask myself, what is the one language concept I want to introduce, one I want to reinforce, and one I want to review? If I can do this well, then my class is a success.

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