20 Spanish Teacher Blogs That Will Enhance Your Lesson Plans
Planning a Spanish lesson is a special privilege for Spanish teachers and homeschooling parents. You may have questions about where to start or which resources to use for compiling engaging educational content for your learner—and I’m here to help! I’ve scoured the internet to bring you the top 20 recommendations for Spanish teacher blogs that will boost your language teaching powers!
Enrich your classroom or homeschool with a multitude of ideas for successful lesson planning.
Why Spanish Teacher Blogs are Helpful to Educators
Spanish teachers and other educators are used to the challenge of creating engaging and educational lesson plans for their students. The truth is, creating lesson plans can take hours—poring over Pinterest, researching online, and putting the pieces together with your own twist.
Spanish teachers know that lesson planning can consume your evenings and weekends. Pretty soon your job encroaches on your precious free time when you could be watching your favorite show or eating dinner with your family. Who wants to do that week after week?
Don’t miss out on fun things in life because you’re cramming to finish your plan. Read on to find a compilation of the best Spanish teacher blogs out there!
Top 20 Spanish Teacher Blogs to Improve Your Lesson Plans
I’ve compiled a list of reliable sources you can refer to when creating lessons for your Spanish class. Each blog offers exceptional materials and lesson ideas. This exciting content will make you the best Spanish teacher you can be!
The Aulawabisabi blog by Lidia Gascón Trigueros, a special education preschool teacher, is packed with educational materials and lesson ideas for preschool and primary education. The activities she features are fun for all young children. Check out their specific sheets for specialist teachers in Therapeutic Pedagogy (PT) or Hearing and Language (AL).The blog is full of book ideas and sensory projects. It even includes a free printable teacher planner/agenda.
2. Lesson Planet
Lesson Planet, founded by teacher Jim Hurley and currently run by a team of educators, has a substantial section dedicated to lessons in Spanish. You can search the Spanish lesson plans or access the English section and apply them to your Spanish class. It gives you the option of a free 10-day trial, after which unlimited access involves a subscription fee. The site offers over 1,300 Spanish teacher resources related to grammar, culture, and vocabulary.
3. El Blog de Manu Velasco
El Blog de Manu Velasco, by a primary teacher with a Master’s degree in e-learning, references many sites including Ayuda Para Maestros to provide high-quality lesson plan ideas for Spanish teachers. Takeaways include projects and ideas for early education, primary, and secondary educators on subjects including religion, PE, music, diversity, and emotional education, including “must reads” for Spanish teachers and students and printable posters.
4. En el Aula de Apoyo
Check out En el Aula de Apoyo by special education teacher Elena Medina for terrific education materials from this blogger in Spain. Find writing, math, art projects, and more!
5. Yo Soy Tu Profe
Yo Soy tu Profe by Miguel Ángel Ruiz Domínguez, a technical engineer with multiple Master’s degrees and a Ph.D in education, will guide your classroom in the right direction. Click “Blog YSTP” to access articles and activities for your classroom. It includes math, chemistry, science experiments, games, book selections, and more for primary and secondary Spanish teachers.
Tiching is a blog cooperative with content created by various educators. This blog is a space where 1,000+ teachers in more than 19 Latin American countries share tips and tricks with each other in order to better their teaching. It features resources for all levels from early childhood to baccalaureate level education.
7. Aula Marivi
On the fabulous blog Aula Marivi by teacher María Victoria Azcona Alonso (Marivi), you can search for lesson ideas by topic, month, holiday, and more.
8. Soñado Sonrisas
Soñado Sonrisas by early childhood education teacher Aurora Iñigo is complete with downloadable material for hands-on projects and day-to-day class ideas. Browse teacher recommendations and ideas on subjects such as literacy, math, emotions, and yoga.
9. Juega y Aprende
The blog Juega y Aprende, created by Rose, an infant and primary school teacher, includes education materials targeted towards 3- to 6-year-olds with direct links to many exercises in Spanish on letters, colors, numbers, time, and more.
10. Esos Locos Bajitos de Infantil
Check out the blog Esos Locos Bajitos de Infantil by Cris, a teacher in Spain. Look through the links located on the right column of the blog for thematic lesson ideas, such as dinosaur games, as well as lesson ideas related to art, animals, games, crafts, and history.
11. La Clase de Miren
Miren is an early childhood educator with over 24 years experience. On her blog La clase de Miren, she shares lessons that she teaches in her classroom. Scroll down to find seasonal parties, festive day, and art project ideas as well as math, music, and sensory lessons for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds.
12. Bright Hub Education
13. Spanish 4 Teachers
Spanish 4 Teachers by industrial engineer and Spanish teacher Emilia Carrillo is loaded with free PowerPoint presentations on subjects for elementary education. Look up ready-made lessons in English on learning Spanish as a foreign language. Browse through the themes and units ranging from grammar and literature to culture and greetings.
14. Fun for Spanish Teachers
Carolina is from Colombia and currently teaches Spanish in Texas. She created Fun for Spanish Teachers, which is an excellent guide to enhance your Spanish classes with songs and games. It also includes her tips for first-year Spanish teachers!
15. Mundo de Pepita
Mundo de Pepita by Julie, an elementary educator, features a collection of printable stories (mini-books) and engaging activity packs based on different themes. The mini-books introduce new vocabulary to help your student learn Spanish sounds and words in context. The activity packs are useful to teachers as they build on one another for an entire year of learning.
16. Señora Speedy
The blog Señora Speedy by Spanish teacher Jennifer Kennedy is helpful for teachers who want to learn how to organize a lesson. Kennedy integrates STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) into as many activities as possible.
17. Spanish for You!
Debbie Annett, a Spanish teacher with a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, created the Spanish for You! blog. Here you’ll find comprehensive booklets, lesson guides, flashcards, and worksheets so that you can teach Spanish effectively. Debbie wants to share her successful curriculum and resources with other Spanish teachers.
Rockalingua, maintained by a team of teachers, animators, musicians, and computer programmers, is known for their catchy songs and much more! Check it out for videos, games, worksheets, short stories, crafts, and picture dictionaries.
19. Spanish Mama
Elisabeth is an American teacher living in Peru and creator of the Spanish Mama blog. Her resources will help early educators with preschool and elementary school lesson ideas. She is known to provide “a little bit of everything” on her blog. Check it out for free downloads, book lists, interactive notebooks, and more.
20. For the Love of Spanish
Want to get inspired on how to teach your little ones Spanish at home? Homeschool teacher Kali Carollo started her blog For the Love of Spanish as a space for parents to share their Spanish homeschooling approaches. While you can access the activities and book recommendations on this blog for free, there is a $99 fee for unlimited access to six 12-week terms worth of inspiring lesson plans and ideas.
Make Spanish Class Fun and Memorable
Think back to when you were a kid sitting in class, and tailor your lesson plan to what your past self would have appreciated. Ask yourself—what approach did I enjoy? What strategy helped the material stick with me and why? Use your answers to create the best plan that you can.
Then, be sure to present your material in a new and fun way.
For example, let’s say you are teaching first graders about Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican artist.
You’ll want to avoid starting your lesson with “Frida was born in 1907 and had a sister named Cristina.” You will be met with glassy eyes and kids staring into space. Nineteen hundred what?
It is more fun to begin the lesson by presenting three or four funny or unusual facts about her life and by showing her unique art pieces. An example is, “Frida Kahlo was in a terrible bus accident which left her in bed for many years. She began painting to distract herself from the pain. What do you think she painted while lying there? Pictures of herself! How did she do this?” And then you can share new information about Frida and introduce pictures of her painting studio.
Learning Spanish is Fun
The bottom line is that you want your Spanish lesson plans to be:
- Interesting and relevant. Put yourself in your student’s shoes and create a plan that’s catchy and interesting. Avoid lists of facts that will bore them.
- Creative. Introduce content in a new way that will stick with your learner.
- Unique and nontraditional. Search for resources that will keep the lesson plans new and fresh.
- Appropriately challenging. Tailor the lessons to your students’ level, balancing happily between difficult and easy.
We Want Your Feedback
If you gave some of these a try, which is your favorite? Are there any other excellent Spanish teacher blogs that should be added to this list? Let me know in a comment below!
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