One of the most difficult things about teaching Spanish is to get students to participate! Besides making a welcoming environment, what else can you do?
Most of the time, students are nervous to participate because they "don't know what to say." We throw so much information at them that it can be hard for them to process it all when they're trying to speak on the fly.
Enter - the FREE Spanish Tablemat. Buy it here! This small resource has huge effects - I laminate one for each desk, and students are raising their hands in no time. It's an at-a-glance resource and security blanket...whatever they may need to say is on the sheet! Watch participation go up when you empower your students by giving them access to what they need.