It's been so long since I've written on here. I'm so sorry! I got swamped with grad school, and the year. One of my goals this year is to blog more. I've come across so many great blogs recently, it's inspired me as a teacher, and person. I think it's the best way for us language teachers to share information, and to get new ideas. So here we go...
I just wanted to touch on a very short idea that I had in my food unit. I LOVE Frontera restaurant in Chicago. For my 26th birthday my family and I went there. If you go early enough, they’ll seat you that night. Anyways, I’m a follower of Rick Bayless, and his t.v. show “Mexico: One Plate at a Time”. So in my students food unit, I showed one of his episodes. (You can order a season here). I’ve been trying to get away from Hollywood videos in class even though I really only used to show Selena during oral exams after our culture unit on Texas, but I’m trying to challenge myself. My students absolutely LOVED watching it. We watched one on “mole”. It’s really cool because Rick goes to Mexico in each episode, and then shows how to cook the dishes. (Sidenote: he almost always drinks alcohol at the end–so preview!).
Thanks for following, and I'll be back soon with more ideas!