105: Be Consistent. Be flexible. – Barbara Mascareno chats with us about teaching content in a context that helps students retain it better, the power of flexibility, and how we can work to incorporate language in all content areas. 

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Science teacher, writer, and owner of Spanish4Kiddos, Barbara Mascareno, chats with us about teaching content in a context that helps students retain it better, the power of flexibility, and how we can work to incorporate language in all content areas. 

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Episode Highlights

  • 1:11 – Jeff and Rae commit to learning how to speak Spanish.
  • 4:03 – Next steps if you want to expanding your knowledge.
  • 8:29 – Previewing the episode with Barbara Mascareno.
  • 11:35  – Barbara introduces herself.
  • 12:32 – Barbara’s failure: Working with a very withdrawn student and working to get him to just try.
  • 15:09 – Barbara’s success: Seeing students succeed in the classroom.
  • 16:36 – Working with a resistant student.
  • 20:50 – What’s got Barbara excited about education right now: Hands on experiences in classrooms.
  • 23:17 – Barbara’s suggestion for teachers looking to get started with bilingual teaching.
  • 24:38 – How we can better incorporate language into other content areas.
  • 26:17 – Barbara’s advice for new teachers: Be consistent and flexible.
  • 27:52 – Barabara shares a little about Spanish4Kiddos.com.
  • 29:37 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 32:46 – How to connect with Barbara.

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