Hello and happy Saturday. I know you’re probably watching a World Cup match right now, so I’ll keep this post short and sweet. My name is Camila and I am genuinely into soccer. Yes, I occasionally watch other sports, but my absolute favorite is soccer, or football, which is how every country in the world but the US calls it.
I got into soccer in 2015, when I was a student-teacher, and I was able to work with second-grade boys. In Colombia, most boys that age have one thing in mind: soccer. They were the shirts from their favorite teams and players, they discuss the latest matches and news, and obviously in recess they play soccer.
It was because of those students I had over three years ago that I created the first version of my Soccer Player Mix & Match, which is now available in my TpT store. You can check it out by clicking here. I truly believe that students are more successful when we present them with topics they are passionate about, and when we combine said passions with our academic goals. I believe that teachers are allowed to have fun in the classroom too, and that actually when we do, our students are even more engaged because they sense that we are into what we’re teaching.
In the comments below, tell me about a passion of yours, and the ways in which you integrate it with your students.
Love, Miss Camila