Thinking about his grueling teaching schedule, then to go home and film and edit Spanish videos--qué increíble! My routine after teaching looks more like this: sit on couch, close eyes, prop mouth wide open, and fall asleep very fast. Like a lot of talented teachers I've seen drawn away by the lure of a higher salary (who can blame them?), I do believe they will pluck his talent from the walls of public school soon and send him on to more profitable means. The next Pimsler? SJSLI--Señor Jordan's Spanish Language Institute? Or perhaps he'll keep on keepin' on... Nonetheless, thanks to Señor Jordan for continuing to set the bar high!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I love teachers--period-- but especially those who find ways to make content interesting for their students. Señor Jordan, a Spanish teacher in Missouri, composes videos for his students to learn some of the more difficult aspects of Spanish (i.e. the inordinate amount of verb tenses!) Here's a cool sample of what he brings into the classroom.