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Best Blogs of 2019

12-31-2019  All News, Featured Post, The Wayside Way, Teacher Resources, Authentic Resources
Start off 2020 with ideas on how to refresh and renew your teaching from some of our most popular bloggers.  Subscribe to the Wayside blog

The best tips & ideas for your classroom

Hi educators,

Revisit some of our most popular blog posts from this past year and get tips & ideas that will help you refresh and renew your teaching practice in 2020. 

4 steps for refreshing your teaching & starting strong in 2020
By Elena Spathis
Teaching often seems like running a marathon—we train and prepare, we push ourselves, and we keep going no matter what the circumstances. Reaching the end-of-year “finish line” to winter break gives us the opportunity to pause, reflect, and recharge.

The power of authentic resources
By Ed Weiss
When there is a real task involving real materials for a real purpose, students discover the purpose and need for learning a language and subsequently staying with that language throughout their secondary years. 

Helping students overcome their fear of mistakes
By Elena Spathis
In order to see our students really use the language successfully and authentically, we must encourage risk-taking in our world language classrooms. 

Activities that help create a safe classroom space
By Angelika Becker
Investing the time early in the school year fosters a sense of community that helps with partner and group activities throughout the school year.

How fewer, intentional goals will make you a happier, better language teacher
By Meredith White
Less guilt, less stress, less sense of imposter syndrome, less to keep track of —fewer goals that are more specific and intentional end up being less to keep track of and think about.


Happy New Year and Happy Teaching,

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Ya Sabes - October 2019

Spanish Newsletter
10-10-2019  All News, Teacher Resources, Learning Site, New Products, Heritage Language Learners, Ya Sabes - Spanish Newsletter
Authentic activities for Hispanic Heritage Month, explore a new resource for your pre-AP® students, speak up for languages, and more Subscribe to a Wayside newsletter

Ya sabes

Bold ideas and practical resources for your Spanish classroom


Hi educators,

Welcome to this month's edition of Ya sabes, your go-to source for everything you need to take your Spanish instruction to the next level. In this issue:
  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with authentic activities
  • Explore a new resource for your pre-AP® students
  • Speak up for languages
  • Get the latest news about Spanish culture and language
  • Watch a video about our new proficiency trackers

What would you like to read about? We'd love to hear from you


¡Felicidades!


 

Beyond the piñatas

 

Spanish teacher and #langchat cofounder Diego Ojeda takes a hard look at Hispanic Heritage Month. In his latest post on our blog, he encourages us to do better and move beyond tacos and fiestas. 



 

A new resource for your pre-AP® students

The latest addition to our popular Spanish series, EntreCulturas 4 is filled with AP®-style tasks, practice exams, and simulated conversations for practicing interpersonal communications—all designed for the intermediate-mid to intermediate-high level learner.

EntreCulturas 4 will be available in 2020, but you can sample the first unit now! 


Your story matters

You can help make a difference in language education! We are collecting stories from teachers like you who are on the front lines of teaching the next generation of global citizens. Tell us how and why you became a language teacher, or about the role languages play in your life, and become a part of community of language advocates.


Últimas noticias

The latest news about Spanish language and culture

OPINION: Foreign languages should be respected not feared 

With over 350 languages spoken in the United States alone, Lauren Briggs makes the case for bilingualism as a means of connecting and understanding.  

Spanish edition of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ out next month 

Delia Owens’ highly acclaimed coming-of-age story, “Where the Crawdads Sing”, hits shelves next month in a Spanish-language edition. 

A good Spanish teacher will help kids lean into a rich culture 

Columnist Emily Parnell reflects on how Spanish class took her on a voyage to new cultures.  

Proficiency trackers

Help your students track their growth and their performance toward proficiency with our new proficiency trackers, now available on the Learning Site. Download and print from the Learning Site or assign online for each unit and for the entire year. 

If you are an EntreCulturas pro, find these under the Content tab in the Proficiency Resources folder on the Learning Site. Here's a quick tutorial to walk you through the steps. 


 

Haven’t implemented EntreCulturas yet? Request a sample now and see everything our Learning Site has to offer. 

 
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New on the Learning Site: Proficiency trackers

09-26-2019  All News, Featured Post, Teacher Resources

Help your students track their growth and their performance towards proficiency with these new proficiency trackers, now available on our Learning Site. Available for both our Spanish series EntreCulturas, and our French series EntreCultures, you can use the trackers by downloading and printing them from the Learning Site or assign them online for each unit and for the entire year. 

If you are a Learning Site pro, find these under the Content tab of your course for EntreCulturas and EntreCultures, in the Proficiency Resources.

Not familiar with our Learning Site yet? Request a sample now and see everything we have to offer. 

Watch this brief tutorial on how to find and use this new tool: 
 



Event: Wayside Publishing is hitting the road!

09-06-2019  All News, Events, Featured Post

Come see us in the exhibit hall: 

Be sure to visit our booth at one of these events to find out about our latest products, get free digital samples, or pick up a cute owl sticker or magnet! Stay tuned for our list of instructional strategy sessions and other events at several of these conferences. We can’t wait to meet you! 

Upcoming conferences:  

October 3-5 

FLAVA, Williamsburg, VA 

October 17-19 

FFLA, Orlando, FL 

October 17-19 

TFLA, Houston, TX 

October 24-26 

PSMLA, State College, PA 

October 24-26 

FLANC, Winston-Salem, NC 

October 24-26 

MaFLA, Springfield, MA 

October 24-26 

ICTFL, Naperville, IL 

October 31-November 2 

NYSAFLT, Saratoga Springs, NY 

October 31-November 2 

WAFLT, Appleton, WI 

November 22-24 

ACTFL/NADSFL, Washington, D.C.  

 

 

 



Proficiency Insider - September 2019

Wayside's Community News
09-05-2019  All News, The Wayside Way, Learning Site
Help your students take a risk, speak up for languages, meet us at fall conferences, and learn about our new proficiency trackers. Subscribe to a Wayside newsletter

Proficiency Insider

Bold ideas and practical resources for your language classroom


Hi educators,

Welcome to this month's edition of the Proficiency Insider, your go-to source for everything you need to take your language instruction to the next level. In this issue:
  • Help your students take a risk
  • Speak up for languages
  • Catch up with us at a fall language conference
  • Watch a video on how to use our new proficiency trackers

What would you like to read about? We'd love to hear from you

Happy Teaching!


 

Help your students take a risk

 

Because you can’t learn a language without making mistakes: Spanish teacher and blogger Elena Spathis suggests that putting the right supports in place helps students take a risk in the language classroom.

Your voice matters

You can help make a difference in language education! We are collecting stories from teachers like you who are on the front lines of teaching the next generation of global citizens. Tell us how and why you became a language teacher or about the role languages play in your life and become a part of a growing community of language advocates.


On the road with Wayside


It's our favorite time of the year! We are packing our bags and hitting the road to meet with language teachers across the country. We can't wait to meet you at a language conference in your area. Stop by for free digital samples, get your questions answered about proficiency-driven instruction, and pick up a cute owl sticker.

 

Proficiency trackers

Help your students track their growth and their performance toward proficiency with our new proficiency trackers, now available on the Learning Site. Available for both our Spanish series EntreCulturas and our French series EntreCultures, you can use the trackers by downloading and printing them from the Learning Site or assign them online for each unit and for the entire year. 



Here's a brief tutorial with our digital specialist Jen Cornell, who walks you through how to find and implement the trackers, using EntreCulturas as an example. 


 

Not familiar with our Learning Site yet? Sign up now to explore our Spanish and French series, including the Proficiency Trackers, or to sample any of our other language programs.



 

 
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