Teaching can be so lonely sometimes so I wanted to create an online teacher lounge where all the language teachers can hang out. We’ll be sharing the up’s and down’s of teaching, as well as ideas and tips to use in your classroom. Hope you’ll join our World Language Cafe Facebook Group. The more, the merrier!
To help create a sense of community, I’ll be featuring teacher profiles and stories (one each week). Here is the first one with Holly Lamovsky, a veteran Spanish teacher from Ohio. Here’s what she had to say:
Most Embarrassing Moment:
My first ever parent phone call – the students had an out of class piñata project and one of my students made his piñata in the shape of a certain part of the male anatomy. I had to explain to his mom why he would have to re-do the project.
Gold Star Teaching Moment:
Seeing my students function in the target culture on class trips abroad.
Best Teacher Tip:
Your students will support you as much as you support them.
Favorite Word/Expression in the Target Language:
Fregadero – whenever I am feeling overwhelmed in the classroom and can’t say what I want to say, I just say “fregadero”, everyone laughs and I am over it!
What You Do in Your Non-Existent Free Time:
See new places and things through the eyes of my 3-year old son.
Favorite World Language Joke:
What do you call four Mexicans in quicksand? (cuatro cinco)
Thanks for sharing, Holly! Wishing you a wonderful start to your teaching year!
* Remember to join our World Language Cafe Facebook Group so you can see future Teacher Features and hang out with all the awesome World Language teachers – we really are a fun bunch!
* If you’re interested in being a featured teacher, fill out the Google Doc. http://bit.ly/TeachFeature