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¡Hola!

I see you are struggling with planning for many preps of Spanish. I have been in your shoes as a secondary #deptof1 Spanish teacher for over a decade. 

But, I am here to help. I’ve created differentiated resources for many levels to help save you time planning all, levels while leaving work at school.

Allison Winehold of Mis Clases Locas

Mis Clases Locas creates differentiated resources and professional development for Spanish teachers so they can teach many levels without taking work home. 

How I can help save you time...

I’m Allison & I share resources that save Spanish teachers time! Mis Clases Locas was created in 2014 during my 2nd year teaching Spanish after discovering resources online that gave me confidence as a facilitator of language acquisition.

I have always been my language department aka #deptof1. I wanted to give back to Spanish teachers to compensate for the resources that saved my time and sanity as a new teacher and mom, without time to plan. Mis Clases Locas shows my growth as a teacher, including failures.

Please know language learning is messy. But, your students can acquire a new language, and you can save yourself time by not reinventing the wheel with ready-made resources.

Work/Life Balance

Becoming a mom completely changed my views on teaching as well as work/life balance. My wonderful husband & I have two young sons and I would love for them to learn Spanish too.  Working with them taught me so much about natural language acquisition. But, also about time management and how precious my time at home is. 

I want to save other busy teachers time, by providing high-quality resources to let you leave your work at school.

In my free time I love to read & travel. I have been to 16 countries, including Spain for both a semester and a summer, the Dominican Republic twice, and Mexico five times. 

Teaching Spanish – About Mis Clases Locas

I did not grow up speaking Spanish, but took four years starting in 8th grade, and went into college as a “deciding” major. I took the Spanish placement test at orientation since I figured it could not hurt. Somehow I was led to become a Spanish teacher and here we are. 

I have learned so much over the past few years and would love to be able to assist those who are just starting as well. I have taught all levels of Spanish in grades 7-12 for a decade. My goal is to create a positive and supportive environment where language can naturally flow. I work to focus on learning language as a whole and focusing on what students CAN do. 

My curriculum has been a mix of comprehensible input strategies with story units, high-frequency verb unitsmusicnovel units, films, and lots of movement in my deskless class. As a #deptof1, I have had the ultimate freedom to try new things. As the name states, this means it gets a little crazy at times, but please know I am just a mom trying new things and sometimes falling flat on my face. I support all teachers who are trying their best, despite whatever method you choose to use. 

 

Mis Clases Locas Today

For many years I was juggling teaching Spanish, Mis Clases Locas, and being a mom of 2 young kids. It was a LOT.

A couple of years ago, I decided to shift my focus to helping YOU with Spanish resources and PD full-time. This means at the moment, I am not in the classroom. I work with World Language teachers every day creating content and resources to save you time. This flexibility now allows me to also travel for PD to support teachers like you. 

Mis Clases Locas Resources to save Spanish teachers time

Want Personalized PD with me?

Reach out if you are looking for a keynote speaker or workshop presenter for your organization or district. 

LET’S COLLABORATE & CONNECT! 

 

I am learning and growing every day, and hope that this blog allows me to reflect on this growth.  
Abrazos! – Allison