Anchors & Aides by Amy

Anchors & Aides by Amy offers products for language teaching & learning that are based in comprehens Welcome to Anchors & Aides by Amy!

I believe that to develop student language proficiency, we have to let them do the heavy lifting through discovery, and we have to work on making that discovery possible by teaching focused content in a communicative contexts that is comprehensible to our learners. At Anchors & Aides, that's what my resources are all about.

03/03/2019

All Access Pass - Spanish Teacher Success Academy

So excited to see this massive collaboration come to fruition. 25+ language teachers sharing their experiences and resources in this free online PD. Upgrade for lifetime access! https://spanishteachersuccessacademy.com/pass/

spanishteachersuccessacademy.com Go behind the scenes with 24+ world-class spanish teachers and educatorsand discover how to motivate, engage and captivate your students as you teach them Spanish.

03/03/2019

Language Coaching

08/05/2018

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01/20/2018

Pondering Practical Processing

New Post: Pondering Practical Processing - Looking for new uses of old tools and making my teaching easier for me in the process! Powerful strategies for student language processing.

amylenord.net Recently in my level 1 and 2H classes we were working with previously presented / discovered input, so my focus was designing learning experiences to have students process that input so they own it....

11/14/2017

Coming Down from the High

New Blog Post: Coming Down from the High - Take Heart!

amylenord.net I have wondered for a while now why the blog posts come a little (or a lot) more slowly lately than they once did. There was a time when I could have written three in one day, and I know that some of...

09/16/2017

The Power of Just Talking

New Blog Post: The Power of Just Talking w/shoutout to

amylenord.net Happy Saturday! This is the Saturday after open house for me, and as any teacher, this week felt like I worked a double with no days off. Why is that? Why are those couple of extra hours one evening...

08/02/2017

Reflecting Forward

First Blog Post After Hiatus - Reflecting Forward: My goals and thoughts on year 19!

amylenord.net Hello lovely readers! I hope this blog post finds you well. I am sure you are relishing your last moments of summer before diving head first into the upcoming school year and whatever that brings...

05/24/2017

Exam Listening Practice 4 (with Kahoot)

Wanted to jazz up my final exam prep for my students. No more dry review packets for me! Here's how I synthesized Fluency Prof's audio with Kahoot: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qYpPnN-Vo2FvUzBBhHxkIb2nqHRBxKUjMO-pTrqsRqg/edit?usp=sharing

docs.google.com Exam Listening Practice 4 - Spring 2016-2017 Overview: Students will be grouped to collaborate on listening practices for the exam. Logistics: Teacher should explain the instructions & process of the activity, but should not reveal the topics of the audio tracks the students will be listening ...

01/19/2017

For Everything There is a Season

New Blog Post - For Everything A Season and an Invitation

amylenord.net Dear readers, You may have noticed that I haven't posted many new posts in recent months. Please know it isn't because I have lost my love for blogging and sharing or that I have run out of ideas and...

06/01/2016

Span 2 Essay Quote: "...los boletos de avion esta muy boracha en la mañana."

06/01/2016

That moment when your Spanish 2 student writes 150 essay all in Spanish except for one word... Spain.

06/01/2016

QFI Mosaic Tilemaker App

Hey and ! Found this resource on a flash drive today. It's pretty cool! Make your own Mosaic Tiles: https://t.co/vaIrz7kPOL

bit.ly/1Y31hov QFI's Mosaic Tilemaker application will introduce students to fundamental concepts of Islamic art and architecture through exploration and creation of mosaic tile art. The app will provide historical information about the centrality of repeating geometric designs in the art and architecture of the I...

05/31/2016

So how about scheduled a Sat appt w/us, came FRIDAY, then stood us up Sat.

05/25/2016

Mexico City

Oh my goodness! Do you know about this link ? https://t.co/PKyhtpisRe Virtual tour of Mexico City!

bit.ly/1qK7Ajg Explore Mexico City in virtual reality or online in a 360 experience.

05/25/2016

Taking virtual tours of Museo Frida Kahlo today and sts are writing reflections on their visit. Blog post coming!

05/25/2016

Kristine Kino Bushey on Twitter

Right! "Oh we will have someone call you." No time slot given, no technician mentioned!! https://t.co/CfN2tk5atQ

twitter.com/krstnknmt/stat… “Does pride themselves in having terrible customer service--wait, no, non-existent customer service!?”

05/25/2016

2weeks without wifi or cable. Thanks ! Gonna reimburse me for the extra day I am paying for on my cell phone?

05/22/2016

Notes to Self - End of Year Grading = Reflection & Rabbit Holes

New Post: Notes to Self - Grading = Reflection and Lots of Rabbit Holes! https://t.co/Qpf3O1LpF6

amylenord.net/1/post/2016/05… Today I am sitting in the cafe of my local bookstore really soaking in what in my mind being a real blogger must be like. Coffee fumes the air, great music is piping through my earbuds, my laptop is...

05/20/2016

Am I really going to have to go through another weekend without my telenovelas because hasn't fixed our cable?

05/20/2016

Doing our first today as listening practice for our final exam! Las Momias de Guanajuato!

05/18/2016

Preterite / Imperfect Question: La ciudad fue / era increíble. Which verb would you use?

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