My name is Maestra Schemmer and I have spent three years teaching Spanish to middle school students. In the past, I have taught Spanish Immersion Pre-school, Spanish I at the high school level, Spanish for Heritage Speakers, and also a 9 week rotational Exploratory Spanish class for 7th graders. Most recently I had the privilege of teaching a high school credit course for 8th graders.
|A lovely example of my Instagram challenge in Spanish I.|
|My husband, myself and Miss Naya (3 weeks old).|
|Our family at Easter.|
I discovered my passion for languages (and primarily, Spanish) by two means: service to others, and international travel. My desire is to continue to offer students real world opportunities to do these things as well. I led a group to Peru in 2015 and another group to Spain in 2016. Where we live now, I feel that we must engage with our Spanish speaking community. We should interact with and support our World Language Department as a whole: French, Latin, German and Chinese, too! Because ultimately we hope to stretch our worldviews, challenge our understanding and become better people along the way. I have long believed that middle school students are the absolute best for so many reasons (hence why I chose to teach at that particular level)...they are in a constant state of redefining themselves and reevaluating where they fit in the world. If you ask me, that sounds like the perfect intersection in life to find a passionate language learner!
Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. My hope is that through this blog, and my twitter account I can continue to build an interdependent community of learners and teachers. Come alongside me and share what you are learning!