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Teaching 101: An Auxiliar Crash Course


When does Teaching 101 start?

The online, teacher-led Teaching 101: An Auxiliar Crash Course starts on the following days:

  • June 15th, 2019 (full- over capacity)

  • September 1st, 2019 (Sign-up here until November 1st)

  • February 1st, 2020 (Sign-ups will begin in January)

See “topics” below for a preview of some of the course material.

Why Should I Take Teaching 101?

92% of auxiliares de conversación reported they were unprepared for the level of teaching required in the classroom.

It’s no wonder why—you’ll get less than 2 hours of teacher training at orientation (and I know you don’t want to read teaching manuals over summer).

Take our free, self-paced online course instead. Teaching 101 will prevent first-day butterflies without wasting your time or money.

So I’ll be a more prepared auxiliar de conversación - what else?

As a bonus, we’re raffling off a Chromebook (June 15th class) and other goodies (throughout the year). Whether it’s your 1st year or your 10th, you’ll learn practical, research-based strategies to improve your teaching!

What will i learn?

The class is completed asynchronously (whenever you want) online via Google Classroom in 18 sessions adapted to your level of experience. Complete as much or as little as you want. We will “meet” a few times during Google Hangouts as well- but no problem if you can’t make it.

How is the class formatted?

The class is completed through Google Classroom. The 6 units are divided into 3 modules each (18 total), and each module has the following:

Each lesson contains

  • Preview questions (discussion format)

  • Video Examples (watch and take notes)

  • Reading: Explanation of a New Skill (read in “Hyperdoc” format, interact)

  • Resources section (sample videos, blogs, research, etc.)

  • How this connects with the classroom (activities, strategies, tools)

  • Discussion or assessment (creating something that can be used during the school year)

  • Explore (places to find additional information)

  • Many opportunities to interact with numerous auxiliares in different comunidades autónomas, from different backgrounds, etc.

Topics include:

  • Unit 1- An “Auxiliar” Mindset

  • Unit 2- Setting Up Your Classes (& Year) For Success

    • Classroom management

    • Building a community

    • 100% participation

    • Growth mindset

    • Your first week

  • Unit 3: How To Be the Fun Teacher

    • Boring Activity Supercharger

    • Formative assessment (Checks for understanding)

    • Engagement

  • Unit 4: Don’t Always Be the “Sage On the Stage” - Try Being the “Guide On the Side”

    • Student Centered Teaching

    • Project Based Learning

    • Zero Prep Activities (I need something NOW)

  • Unit 5: Hey, This is Fun! What Else Can I Try?

    • Culture, Culture, Culture (Advanced Methods for Teaching & Comparing Cultures)

    • Strategies for Previewing, Reviewing & Reflecting

    • Collaboration

    • Advanced Teaching Techniques

    • Digital Citizenship

  • Unit 6: Oh *#($@! What Do I Do Now?

    • Dealing With Difficult People

    • Expectations Regarding Lesson Plans

    • Communicating Goals

    • Talk With An All-Star Auxiliar de Conversación

    • Help During the Year: 1-1 Mentoring, Activities, Auxiliar Groups, Website, Help From Me

  • Bonus Unit: So You Want To Teach…

    • How To Actually Lesson Plan

    • How Being A Teacher is Similar & Different To Being An Auxiliar

  • End of Course

    • Raffle: Swag

    • Official Sticker & Certificate

  • During the Year

    • Additional Modules Based on Auxiliar de Conversación Interest

  • End of Year

    • End of Year Survey