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Maya Gomez
May 07

JJSE Spanish teacher Maya Gomez is an expert in leading skill-based practice sessions. Just like an effective sports team practice, her classes include a mix of different drills, which are designed to help students develop different sets of skills. In this video from an introductory Spanish lesson,

The second part of Ms. Gomez’s lesson (where students hold up the sentence strips) demonstrates the teaching technique we call Data collection, because it allows Ms. Gomez to know instantly which students are “getting it” and which students need more help.She tells them when they make a mistake and asks them to correct it themselves—so students are able to adjust their efforts on the spot and make more rapid improvements.