Brainstorming with Amanda

Maracas BrainstormingOne of my favorite experiences when working with educators is brainstorming. Teachers are some of the most creative people in the world and we so rarely have the time and the opportunity to get together and share our ideas and build on them together.

With that in mind, I created this space to give us a chance to keep the ideas flowing and to tackle the many different content areas and themes that we would like to incorporate into our language instruction.

Join me here each week for a different theme and send me some of your own!
brainstorm@maracas123.com


SUMMER BRAINSTORM

Imagine what your students are doing this summer and how you could connect their experiences to your classroom goals. MARACAS Las Cuatro Estaciones El Verano unit explores the many summer activities students and families enjoy – the beach, vacation, a … Continue reading

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Brainstorm for February

Well, it is a strange winter here on the East Coast…barely any real seasonal weather!  So let’s create a storm… a GAMESTORM!  Games are truly fantastic tools to build excitement and motivate learners.  Creating games tailored to the specific objectives … Continue reading

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Brainstorm for the week of December 4th

Can you believe it is December already?   What will you do in your classroom this month to talk about different ways people celebrate or family traditions across cultures?

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BRAINSTORM for the week of November 13th – GAMES and LEARNING

Games are incredible learning tools! This past Friday, I had the chance to work and share ideas with many amazing educators at the NJEA conference on this topic. This week let’s share game ideas for reaching our learners and please … Continue reading

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BRAINSTORM for the week of October 31st

How can you incorporate science into your classroom this week?  Think about how the theme of change can apply to many things about fall.

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