This website and music has done wonders for me and for my middle school students! Oh my goodness! James Wooldridge is a Middle School Spanish Teacher in Evanston, IL. Someone suggested a couple years ago that I really needed to buy his music. IT IS SO GREAT! I wish I had bought it sooner. It is right up my 6th-8th grader’s alley! The humor, the beat of the music, everything! They love it, I love it and they get to learn something at the same time.
I have NINE years with my students and by 8th grade it is hard to come up with things that they still enjoy and that I still enjoy doing with them. Sometimes they are sick of me and I am sick of them. It is just the truth. So I keep trying and changing things so that they can have a good enjoyable Spanish class and so can I.
What I’ve realized about myself as a teacher is that I am happy when my students are happy…especially my 8th graders. They are the hardest to please and even though I don’t have to, I really do try to please them and make them happy each day WHILE they learn Spanish.
If you are a Middle School or High School Spanish Teacher YOU NEED this music and you need to pay the $19.99 it costs to join the site.
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People. People important to you, people unimportant to you cross your life, touch it with love or carelessness and move on. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of relief and wonder why you ever came into contact with them. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of remorse and wonder why they had to go away and leave such a gaping hole. Children leave parents, parent leave friends. Acquaintances move on. Friends love and move on. You think of the many who have moved into your hazy memory. You look on those present and wonder.
I believe this is all part of a master plan. People move in and out of our lives, and each leaves his mark on the other. You find you are made up of bits and pieces of all who ever touched your life, and you are more because of it, and you would be less if they had not touched you.
So far this is who I know that I am...
I am a Spanish teacher (lucky enough to teach grade K-8!) living in the Chicago area. I am a yoga alliance registered and certified yoga instructor. I am pursuing MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) certification and simply happy to be alive to write this and share with others.
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