21 Spanish Teacher Blogs To Enhance Your Lessons
Looking to boost your Spanish lessons?
It’s challenging to come up with fun and creative lesson plans every day.
Stop spending your weekends and nights struggling to create new classroom activities!
This guide provides you with 20 Spanish teacher blogs guaranteed to reduce your prep time.
Spanish lesson planning just got a whole lot easier!
Table of Contents:
- Why Spanish Teacher Blogs are Helpful to Educators
- 21 Best Spanish Teaching Blogs
- Do You Need Support in Your Classroom?
Why Spanish Teacher Blogs are Helpful to Educators
Need to revamp your classroom curriculum?
Spanish teachers and other educators have to create engaging and educational lesson plans for their students. Are you ready to stop spending long hours poring over Pinterest and researching online to create your lessons?
Spanish teacher blogs shorten this time frame by providing you with ready-made lessons and materials.
21 Best Spanish Teaching Blogs
Whether you’re searching for detailed lesson plans or fun learning crafts, these are the top 21 Spanish teacher blogs to take inspiration from.
Read through all of your options, or choose where to start:
- A Little Bit of Everything
- Lesson Plans
- Technology for Learning Languages
- Flipped Classroom Method
- Instructional Materials: Games, Crafts, and More
- Reading and Storytelling
- Resource Recommendations
- STEM Activities
A Little Bit of Everything
These versatile blogs offer a mixture of lesson plans, activities, language learning tools, and more.
1. Free Spanish Lessons for Kids
Free Spanish Lessons for Kids provides entertaining activities and printables that are free to download.
Search through the categories of Spanish basics, science, nutrition, history, holidays, and miscellaneous. Each lesson has free printable flashcards, posters, worksheets, vocabulary lists, and more.
These language learning methods are perfect for kindergarteners, first graders, and elementary students.
Free Spanish Lessons for Kids is part of the Homeschool Spanish Academy (HSA) blog where you’ll find a great collection of Spanish grammar and vocabulary lessons and helpful resource recommendations.
2. Spanish Mama
Spanish Mama excels at bringing you comprehensive lesson guides, flashcards, worksheets, and booklets.
The blog has four main categories: bilingual children, teaching Spanish, Spanish resources, and Spanish at home.
The Spanish Mama store sells more intensive learning materials, such as complete curriculums and multi-grade bundles.
3. Spanish 4 Teachers
Detailed PowerPoint presentations are available on Spanish 4 Teachers.
These ready-made lessons teach Spanish topics like the alphabet, subjunctive, vocabulary, and more. There is material for elementary, middle school, and high school grades.
Use the main blue bar at the top to discover vocabulary lists, worksheets, and other teaching tools.
Did you know that most K-12 teachers work an average of 52 hours a week? There simply isn’t enough time in the day for teaching, prep work, and personal life. Pre-made lesson plans are an easy way to save time!
4. Spanish Simply
Spanish Simply has loads of lesson plans designed for K-3 students.
Each brief lesson contains instructions, worksheets, videos, games, and posters. Everything in the lesson relates back to a central topic, such as the four seasons in Spanish.
Spanish Simply also offers general teacher tips, such as how to build a bilingual classroom library and how to use technology for language students.
5. Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input
Three Spanish teachers created Teaching Spanish with Comprehensible Input to share teaching methods, lesson plans, insights, and resources.
Use the category links in the right column to find lesson suggestions and activities for a variety of topics. Each method has a detailed description that explains the activity’s pros, cons, and usefulness.
6. El Blog de Manu Velasco
El Blog de Manu Velasco is available in both English and Spanish!
At the top of the blog, there is a pool of teacher topics to choose from. Educators of all grades use Velasco’s ideas for teaching religion, PE, music, diversity, and more.
7. Cultura y Civilización
Kara Jacobs uses her Cultura y Civilización blog to share classroom lessons, activities, and units.
There are dairy and weekly homework sections that list due dates, exams, and future activities.
Use this blog to help your students learn about Hispanic culture and civilization while practicing their Spanish.
8. Bright Hub Education
Lessons breakdown by grade levels: preschool, elementary school, middle, high, and special ed. The blog also has homeschooling and summer learning games and workbooks.
If you have Spanish-speaking students, the ESL section shows you how to use learning methods like Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP).
Technology for Learning Languages
¡Vámonos! is a highly informative series of articles that explain how to use technology to teach languages.
Learn how to use Apple in your classroom and information and communications technology (ICT) to boost learning. The blog also provides slideshows, helpful links, and resources for creating a comprehensive lesson.
Read more about the author and find blog reviews in the about section.
Flipped Classroom Method
The flipped classroom is a learning methodology that helps teachers prioritize active learning during class time.
Instead of sitting through a lecture, students receive course information before class. This gives students time to participate in active learning through classroom activities that use higher-order thinking.
10. Flipping My Spanish Classroom
If you want to flip your Spanish classroom, the Flipping My Spanish Classroom blog is an excellent resource.
Señora Witten guides you through the entire process of classroom flipping and shares the concrete benefits of this learning style.
The author even gave a Flipped for Fluency presentation at the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT).
Instructional Materials: Games, Crafts, Worksheets, and Activities
Did you know that the average teacher spends seven hours a week searching for instructional materials?
Become a better Spanish and art teacher and cut this time in half by using pre-made crafts and activities.
11. Fun for Spanish Teachers
Fun for Spanish Teachers contains plenty of songs, games, and ideas that are perfect for first graders to seventh graders.
This blog started in 2010 and built up a resource-rich reservoir of Spanish learning materials and activities.
Its classroom store sells affordable books, interactive notebooks, props, and more.
Lidia Gascón Trigueros packed her Aulawabisabi blog full of educational materials and lesson ideas for preschoolers and primary students.
Visit the downloads tab to find the digital teacher planner, flashcards, and other materials.
She also created specific sheets for specialist teachers in Therapeutic Pedagogy (PT) and Hearing and Language (AL).
Rockalingua is chock full of Spanish learning games and activities for primary and elementary kids.
Research shows that creativity and music are some of the best ways to learn a foreign language. This blog features catchy songs, interactive online games, short stories, and fun crafts to keep kids engaged.
Use the free resources or unlock everything by subscribing to the blog.
14. Creative Language Class
Creative Language Class leads you through the stages of language proficiency.
Use the adaptable activities and stations pages for easy classroom ideas. Access specialized units on music, birthdays, street art, and more.
The blog also links to workshops and offers one-on-one sessions to further improve your teaching skills.
Reading and Storytelling
15. Reflections of a Spanish Teacher
Jeremy Jordan is a Spanish teacher who specializes in Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS).
His blog, Reflections of a Spanish Teacher, shares the best stories and methods for turning reading into a full, comprehensive lesson.
A whole section is dedicated to free leveled TPRS resources!
16. Teaching Español
With thousands of Spanish teaching resources on the web, it’s hard to know which ones to use.
Teaching Español gives recommendations on which books, CDs, DVDs, and other materials that are ideal for Spanish teaching.
The author provides not only curriculum reviews, but also lesson plans, learning strategies, songs, and downloadable worksheets.
The Elmundodebirch blog shares positive teaching experiences and materials. With over 30 years of language experience, this author knows what works and what doesn’t.
Read up on their recommendations for grammar, reading comprehension, games, activities with music, performance-based tasks, and writing and speaking assessments.
Categories include posts on specific counties, grammar topics, and other themes.
18. Teaching and Learning Spanish
Teaching and Learning Spanish reviews and explains language learning tools for both teachers and students.
This site has a list of resources for nearly every category. From activity sheets and apps to volunteering and vocabulary, there is a resource recommendation under each section.
Use these resources for your students in pre-K to high school.
19. Teaching Spanish: Thematic and Authentic
Teaching Spanish: Thematic and Authentic lists useful resources and tools for teachers that are cultural content-proficiency focused. The author, Kara Jacobs, tried out each resource and provides a detailed review of the results.
The blog also links to a store full of teaching resources with story song units, books, and video guides.
STEM education relates to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These STEM blogs help you use Spanish to teach your favorite scientific and mathematical concepts.
20. Yo Soy Tu Profe
Yo Soy tu Profe is a STEM-centered Spanish blog that features digital resources.
It has hundreds of interviews, articles, exercise books, mathematical challenges, experiments, and video tutorials to learn from.
This successful site garnered more than 6.4 million visitors and 10 million page views in 2021. It also won best of the year at the 20Blogs Awards.
21. Señora Speedy
Señora Speedy is a collection of Spanish lessons compiled from 2013 to 2020.
The author, Jennifer Kennedy, integrates STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) into as many activities as possible.
She provides free downloadable worksheets, flashcards, and templates for each activity.
Do You Need Support in Your Classroom?
More and more teachers are seeing Hispanic students in their classrooms. In fact, Hispanic students now make up approximately 22.7% of all students enrolled in US schools.
Reading teacher blogs and improving your Spanish are wonderful ways to connect with these students and enhance their classroom experience.
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