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  • Dear Parent or Guardian,

    My name is Margaret Carlson and I will be teaching your child Spanish at Benjamin E. Mays this year. I have been teaching at Benjamin E Mays since 2014.


    I have a BA in Spanish and am dual licencsed to teacher Spanish K-12 and ESL K-12.


    I started teaching in 2010 as a 5th and 7th grade ESL teacher in south west Minnesota. I then came back to the Twin Cities and taught Spanish grades 2-7 at a Classical Charter school in Maple Grove. 


     I will be teaching using the method of Cultural Based TPRS (Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling/ Total Physical Response Storytelling). TPRS is a kinesthetic and interactive method so your child will have many opportunities to be an active participant in his/her learning through song, dance, movement, drawing, acting, etc.

    Did you know...

    There are many benefits of learning a second language?

    Some of the researched benefits of learning a second language are as follows:

    • Benefits academic progress in other subjects 
    • Narrows achievement gaps 
    • Benefits basic skills development 
    • Benefits higher order, abstract and creative thinking
    • Enriches and enhances cognitive development in early education
    • Enhances a student's sense of achievement 
    • Helps students score higher on standardized tests 
    • Promotes cultural awareness and competency 
    • Improves chances of college acceptance, achievement and attainment
    • Enhances career opportunities 
    • Benefits understanding and security in community and society

    My email is and my number is 651-744-4058 if you have any questions or concerns.

    I look forward to teaching your child this school year and I hope to stay in contact with your throughout the year to discuss your child’s progress.


    Margaret Carlson

    Spanish Teacher

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