I am putting together a teacher testimonial page for www.senorashby.com. Here is some feedback I received from a recent subscriber:
"I AM SOOO EXCITED! I bought your vocabulary page and then bought full access to your site. My students loved the activities today! Here are a few remarks from them:
"I love these games!
"This is fun!"
"Best game I've ever played!....Love this!"
I honestly had nothing but great feedback from my students. I am so excited about this. You have cut out more than half of my work of finding videos, games, activities, etc. to match what I am teaching. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
If you have a testimonial you'd be willing to share, please email me. I would be honored to include it in our testimonial page.
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Teachers! Vote for 8 songs you'd like to see included in this years Locura De Marzo! Click here. I will leave the poll open until December 15!
I am excited to release a new song, "Una Navidad Extraña". I always wanted to do a song about with Holidays, and wanted to come up with something that would grab the attention of the students. I have four sons, but my 4 year old, Jacob is the one that is always the most interested in what is happening on www.senorashby.com. He has a love for music, and a love for learning! Jacob and I sat down to begin writing the song and he helped come up with a lot of the fun ideas in the first verse. He had the idea to have Santa's sleigh pulled by elephants (spoiler alert), and filled with turkeys. We started writing the song in October, and each day I came home from work he'd ask me if we could work more on the song. It was a lot of fun! He even has a small part at the very end.
My students joined me today during their free period to add their vocals to my new Spanish family vocabulary song to Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" They did a great job and it was a lot of fun! Check out the preview below. Sr. Ashby subscribers can access the full version here.
We have moved on to step 2 in our song selection process! Check out the songs different Spanish teachers have submitted for this years bracket! Listen, comment and prepare to choose your top 8 when we open it up for teacher voting in December! Click here to check it out!
I just finished this Simpsons video with comprehensible input to teach family vocabulary! Sr. Ashby Subscribers can access all of the corresponding resources here.
I am almost done finalizing the videos and resources for my comprehensible input video on the Simpsons. I expect to have the full version and resources completed by the end of this week. In the meantime, check out these two video previews! One is a ridiculous new music video and song I made about the Simpsons family, and the other is a quiz on the Simpsons family tree. The full music video is available for subscribers here. The full quiz video will be released with the rest of the Simpsons resources in the next week.
I am in the process of putting together a series of videos and resources to teach family member vocabulary. Some of those videos will be comprehensible input videos based on "The Simpsons" family. As I was beginning to put that video together last week, I decided to make a basic introductory video of myself repeating the target vocabulary. Kind of spur of the moment, I had the idea to make the video with Taylor Swift's new song "Look What You Made Me Do" playing as the background music. I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out! It's an easy video/song that is repetitive and could be used with any grade level. Check out the preview below!
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Last week I released a new comprehensible input video and corresponding worksheets! It is based on the vocabulary from Unit 2 in the avancemos textbook which covers school schedules, classroom objects, prepositional phrases, and descriptive words for classes and feelings. Check out the video below!
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About Señor Ashby:
I am a K-12 Spanish educator specializing in creativity. I am passionate about learning through technology, music, and innovation. I have taught Spanish to K-12, and am a two time finalist for online teacher of the year (2011, 2014). l live in West Michigan with my wife and our four energetic boys!