Be (or don’t be) my valentine! Song of the week!

February is coming and I always debate how to approach Valentine’s day.  Not all of my students are in a relationship… some really want to be, some are in bad relationships, some are uncomfortable with the kind of relationship they wish they had… it is such a touchy topic!

When I heard the song Corazón by Maluma, I thought it might be a fun way to address the holiday without getting too romantic!  Listen to the song if you haven’t heard it!  His heart is broken but he’s decided it is ok because now he can take all the little pieces and give them to all the girls! 🙂

Here is my song of the week packet: Maluma Corazón

If you want to check out others as well, Kristy Placido has a FUN video study of Prince Royce’s Darte un beso… Nelly Hughes has a Morat/Juanes’s new song Besos en Guerra and Martina Bex has Morat’s hit from last year, Amor con hielo.  All are perfect for the season of love!  Fill your February with great music!

Author: senoracmt

I began teaching Spanish in Illinois in 1994. I have taught levels 1-4 in a small rural high school, 8th grade introductory Spanish, Biology 1, and 101 and 102 at the community college level. My Spanish classes are partnered with the community college to offer students 8 semester hours of dual credit on completion of Spanish 4. In 2011 I met Carol Gaab and Kristy Placido and have since co-authored the book "La hija del sastre" with Carol Gaab and authored the novels "La Calaca Alegre", "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos." "Vector," "48 horas" and "Bananas" through Fluency Matters. In 2006 I became National Board certified and I have been serving as a mentor both for candidates seeking certification in world languages other than English and a virtual mentor for candidates in all certificate areas. I completed my Masters degree in Spanish education in 2011 and did my research on the use of Understanding by Design to create meaningful cultural units for the language classroom. I am a frequent presenter on this topic, please consider me if you are interested in a workshop on backward design. In 2013 I was named the ICTFL Foreign Language teacher of the year and in 2014 I was selected as CSCTFL's teacher of the year. In November of 2014 I was lucky enough to be one of the five finalists for the ACTFL National Teacher of the Year in San Antonio, TX. What a "Cinderella" experience! You can reach me via email at senoracmt at

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  1. I tried following you. Let’s see if I succeded. SOmetimes an error message pops up.

    Maybe you’d check out my blog, too? It is a book, so go to Menu and Chapters and start from the beginning. I’d really love some feedback.

    Thank you for a lovely post, and have a great week! 🙂

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