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TPHS senior Ahmad Sanabreh (left) and sophomore Anastacia Sandoval stand in front of Ali Jebens Spanish class Sept. 10 as they act out the characters on the board that the class created.
Ali Jebens’ honors Spanish II class does a one-minute brain break activity before getting back to learning the language. Photos by Jacquelyn Schlabach/22nd Century Media
Tinley Park High School Spanish teacher Ali Jebens speaks to her class Sept. 10 using a new method called Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling that removes all desks from the classroom and encourages student participation to create a story in Spanish together.
Jacquelyn Schlabach, Editor
5:00 am CDT September 17, 2019
A Spanish teacher at Tinley Park High School has proven that her unconventional approach to teaching could one day be a mainstream way for students to learn a new language.