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Inspired Proficiency

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Nov 20, 2018

Welcome to episode number 12 of the Inspired Proficiency podcast with your host- Ashley Uyaguari! Inspired Proficiency is podcast that explores the world of language teachers, and the tricks, tips, games, resources and inspiration they recommend using in your classroom.

In this episode Ashley has a variety of guests join her to share a few ideas for games and brain breaks to use in the classroom.  Ashley is passionate about play in the classroom, and this episode is chocked full ideas for both high energy and calming fun. These games will inspire you to utilize activities and brain breaks as often as possible in your classroom. 

Ashley and her guests share games and resources you can use in your classroom such as:

  • Arm Hockey
  • Yoga poses & Mantras
  • Free Stance
  • Color Chart Games
  • GoNoodle
  • Ay Caramba
  • Eleven
  • Count Without Your Eyes
  • Achi Pachi & Schmiel Bleak
  • Tingo Tingo Tango
  • Tekhnologic
  • Dice & Card Games


Ashley also shares her three steps for using games in the classroom, and how to leverage each one to get the most out of your activities.  She encourages you to think about how you’re going to explain your activity, what you can do during the game to get the most out of it, and how you can leverage the debrief to use the target language even more.

As always, you can find Ashley on Twitter @profeashley, and be sure to use the hashtag, #InspiredProficiency.  If you have any questions or would like to reach out to Ashley, she would love to hear from you via email at


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Guest info:

Emily Loughlin Holden, MA but I teach in Princeton, MA at Thomas Prince K-8 school in the Wachusett District, Spanish and I am @laprofepina on Twitter and Instagram


Angela Williams, Savannah, GA, Spanish, Twitter handle: AngelaWEducator


Michelle Walpole, Naples, NY, Spanish, twitter and Instagram @SrtaWalpole


Stephanie Carbonneau, Middle School French, York, Maine @MmeCarbonneau


Lisa Urrso @mllesrtaurso French & Spanish Deep River, CT


Link to Stephanie’s info: http