Maris Hawkins

Maris is a Middle School and Upper School Spanish teacher at an independent school.  She earned her Bachelor's…

About Me

Maris is a Middle School and Upper School Spanish teacher at an independent school.  She earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish and Art History in addition to her Master's in Teaching from the University of Virginia.  Maris also loves collecting various authentic resources to use in her class.  In addition, she has presented on how to incorporate technology into a proficiency based classroom at various conferences.  She lives in Maryland with her husband and son, and she enjoys exploring the area around DC.

Becoming a better language advocate
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Becoming a better language advocate

This year, I am taking on a big goal, and it is to become more of a language advocate.  First, I had to admit that I had not really been a language advocate.  In some ways, I thought that I was already doing so.  I taught a language, and I believed that if students enjoyed […]

Let your students lead the way
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Let your students lead the way

At this point of the year, I am able to let students take even more control in level 2.  They are starting to become more confident in their abilities, and they know what I expect of them when we complete activities.  Now, it is time for them to take the reins!  Some of my favorite […]