In Atlanta, Brandon was surrounded by fruit trees, flowers, and colonial architecture. In Chicago, he was dazzled by skyscrapers, museums, and the famous “Bean.” In California, he saw the missions built by Spanish clergy and in New York City he saw a play on Broadway....

[caption id="attachment_56571" align="alignright" width="609"] In Camargue, France, bulls and horses are a way of life[/caption] They say that you can’t buy happiness but you can buy a plane ticket… and that is pretty much the same thing! Brandon has discovered that he is really, REALLY happy...

[caption id="attachment_56567" align="alignright" width="529"] A father and his children in Colombia[/caption] Four weeks into his journey, Brandon is frankly feeling a little homesick. What sounded like a great adventure at first has led him to discover just how important his family and friendships really are. Compounding...

[caption id="attachment_56945" align="alignright" width="728"] The novel Vector by Carrie Toth is set during the construction of the Panama Canal[/caption] Brandon has been on the road for three weeks now and he always thought language classes were just about nouns and verbs! Boy was he wrong! He...

Brandon Brown has been on the road for a whole week already!  As he has travels from classroom to classroom, Brandon is learning a lot about the lives of students around the world. When he began this journey, he assumed that everyone grew up the same...

A summer without language class has left Brandon Brown feeling deflated and now he is on a mission! Brandon heard that planning for proficiency and preparing students for exit exams like the AP starts in level one! Could it be true? Are there seeds of...

Join our team of teacher-authors on July 27 for a series of live webinars! Carol will demonstrate how to connect to the character(s) and the text, how to increase comprehension and how to inspire HOT (higher order thinking). Learn how to prepare the class using strategic...

Word Clouds are everywhere. We see them in advertising, on merchandise, blog sidebar widgets, and—of course—instructional materials shared by teachers. Word clouds are a method of representing data in a visual way: specifically, the words contained within any given text and their frequency. The bigger...

We had so many awesome creative entries for the #flatbrandoncipeek contest! Our TPRS Publishing team of judges included: President Carol Gaab, Vice President Patrick "Pato" Gaab, Carrie Toth, Martina Bex, Teri Wiechart, and Kristy Placido. After much deliberation, we selected the following photo as our WINNER!   Congratulations to...

[caption id="attachment_116" align="alignright" width="800"] photo: AntanO CC BY-SA 4.0[/caption] Last week I mentioned how much I love and recommend Dave Burgess' book Teach Like a Pirate. In his book, Dave recommends using "hooks" to engage students more deeply in the lessons you teach. I want to...

To kick off our new blog, CI Peek, we decided to celebrate with something really fun. You’ve probably heard of Flat Stanley. He’s a little paper guy who travels the world. Well, TPRS Publishing is proud to introduce Flat Brandon! Brandon Brown would love to...