!שלום – Shalom, I’m Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg.
I’ve been at the same suburban public elementary school on Chicago’s North Shore for over 20 years, teaching Spanish to grades 1, 2, 3, and 4. It’s a “special” class that meets three times a week for 30 minutes per class, so my kids see me for 90 minutes per week.
Nearly four years ago, our World Language department shifted to Teaching with Comprehensible Input (T/CI). It revolutionized my classroom and reinvigorated my career!
As a kid I attended a Hebrew day school in suburban Detroit, and later moved to Israel as a young adult. There I lived on kibbutz and worked at the children’s house for a spell, and then moved on to Jerusalem, where I worked in the Overseas Student Office at Hebrew University, as an academic counselor to Spanish-speaking students.
I recently found my way into the Hebrew classroom at my temple’s supplementary school….My interest arose out of my work as a Spanish teacher, plus my own kids’ experience learning Hebrew. Here’s How I Got Here.
I look forward to ‘meeting’ and sharing with other Hebrew teachers through this blog! Please, respond to my blog posts with questions, comments, challenges and reflections. Let’s have a conversation around improving Hebrew language instruction! Eventually, I’d love to meet you in person, perhaps at a teacher training workshop or conference session.
Please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org