Miss Rowan is a French and Spanish teacher who likes to make use of Quizlet (especially Quizlet Live during Lockdown). She joined at the start of the 2019/2020 school year and is one of those teachers that are great to wake you up Monday P1 - the kind that likes songs, games and running around the classroom.
Supposedly, she likes both her languages equally, (but some students swear she prefers Spanish, as she once lived in and taught English in Spain for a number of years) but it is true she teaches both languages with the same energy.
She is from Liverpool (shows in her accent) and, being a lover of football, is a strong Everton fan. She’s also a really based feminist, which can be shown through her enthusiasm in teaching the a level course which involves a lot of gender equality.
Quick note - most of these games aren’t names and my imagination is terrible so I’m sorry for the bad names…
Quite possibly the most famous and most loved of her games, the frog game includes the following..
In fact, due to the game becoming so popular, a video game, board game and a special edition episode of the muppets is planned to be coming out within the next year and a memorial to the frog game in Liverpool is due to be revealed sometime soon.
Miss Rowan really hates losing this game. I mean really, but there are usually reward points for the whole class if they win.
As with her games, Miss Rowan loves to use songs throughout her lessons (many of which are conjugations of verbs) and just has a great taste of foreign songs in general. Here are a few of her favorites…
As a true lover of the reward points system, she has created her own way of deciding who gets points each lesson.
Answer a question (of varying difficulty), or translate her instructions (as most language teachers, she likes giving her instructions in the language she is teaching) during her class to earn a tick on the whiteboard. Get 4/5/6 ticks (depending on how kind she is feeling) and you bag yourself a reward point. Most pupils agree this is a great way to dish out reward points, and think other language teachers should embrace this method (hint hint).
Although the previous paragraph details her main means, there are also a range of different ways to earn yourself a reward point in her lessons. Here are some of them -
If in Year 8 you choose German over Spanish/French, then she
will seem incredibly upset will try very hard to make you reconsider. It's recommended you choose French/Spanish as you may then get even more reward points.
Escuchad y repetid
”Don’t ghost me, girls”
“¿Que pensáis de esto chicas?“
Hola chicos a ver tres dos uno gracias ahora hoy vamos a hacer…
"Écoute et répète!"
"Compétition, compétition, compétition."