The best decision I made as a language teacher was throwing out my grammar-based textbook. My students have grown by leaps and bounds since the change, and I have grown in confidence as a teacher. I love teaching Spanish more than ever now.
As a department of one, making the switch to a and switching to a proficiency-based, comprehensible input-driven classroom was really hard. Though it was exciting, I felt unsure of myself and overwhelmed. So I’ve created a series sharing my thought process, and hope it will help you through yours! I’m not an expert, but I do remember what it’s like to be a newbie here.
If you’re wondering why I threw out my textbook, read all about it here:
So I Threw Out My Textbook, part 1:
So I Threw Out My Textbook, Part 2: