I’ve been in two days of PD learning about how to ¨teach¨ Spanish. It’s not really teaching Spanish though is it? It’s really about how to present information from the book. It requires absolutely no creativity from me and none from any students. All of the time has been about implementing exercises to teach specific grammar features. Lots and lots of grammar talk. Not one single word has been spoken of building relationships, making meaningful connections, student interest, language acquisition, or encouraging human interaction. We are being given a textbook on the computer. Come into class, sit in front of a screen, and learn about noun verb agreement. How can anyone be excited about this? I really don´t get it.