Author Archives: bryankandel

New Spanish Novel – El Carterista de Pamplona

El Carterista de Pamlona, my latest Spanish novel, is now available from Voces Digital. For Arturo Lopez, the greatest pickpocket in all of Pamplona, the San Fermín festival is the best time of year. Thousands of tourists invade his hometown every … Continue reading

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Reading Workshop

On October 11, I’ll be presenting an OFLA sponsored workshop in Avon Lake, Ohio.  We’ll discuss and try out several strategies to make reading compelling, comprehensible and varied.  See the information below.  I’d love to see you there. Reading is … Continue reading

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Webinar: Cultivating Classroom Culture

Here is the video of the webinar I presented for Voces Digital earlier this week.  As I mention several times in the webinar, I believe a healthy classroom culture is essential for CI success.  If you’d like to see the … Continue reading

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Classroom Culture Webinar

Tomorrow at 1:00 EST, I will be presenting a FREE webinar with Voces Digital.  You can tune in here.  The interactive webinar will last about an hour and will include some time for questions. Cultivating a strong CI classroom culture … Continue reading

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Bajo el Agua – New Spanish Novel

I am pleased to announce the release of a new Spanish CI novel,  Bajo el Agua . It is said that, in the town of Tronadora, there are those who died twice.  But what about those who never died?  What about those … Continue reading

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Mitten CI 2019 – Slideshow

For those who attended one of the sessions at Mitten CI, you can access the slideshow from the following link.  Thank you for a great day!. Mitten CI – Seamless CI Classroom 

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La Llegada de María – Spanish CI Lesson

Here is a lesson based on a story I wrote for Nuestra Historia 3. La Llegada de María is one of several short stories that make up Nuestra historia Level 3.  Nuestra historia Level 3 is a collection of culturally relevant … Continue reading

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Nuestra Historia 3 & 4

I love to write stories in Spanish and create compelling content for Spanish students.  So far in 2018, I’ve had an incredible opportunity to do both.  It has been my privilege to serve as the lead author for Nuestra Historia … Continue reading

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Los Sobrevivientes: A TPRS Novel

I am pleased to announce the release of a Spanish TPRS novel that I have written and published.  The novel is called Los Sobrevivientes and is available now.   Los Sobrevivientes is based on the incredible true story of the rugby … Continue reading

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Pre AP Spanish Units

I spent the summer rewriting my Spanish 4 curriculum.  My goal was to create a better bridge between my level 3 classes and AP level 5.  I wanted to create units that prepared students for the specific requirements and assessments … Continue reading

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