A haven of creativity for teachers

MFL creative blog and resources for language teachers who want to make a change, challenge students intellectually, foster teaching for creativity in the classroom, improve outcomes and boost motivation.

Gustavo Doré, creative genius and illustrator of "El Quijote"

MFL Creative Blog


Travel advisory: Enter the Ínsula Barataria MFL Creative Blog—a realm gently prodded forward by our wistful imaginary Gobernador, Sancho Panza—at your own risk.

Creative activities fresh from the oven, teacher’s ramblings, newfound educational trends, pedagogical quirks, travelers’ logbook entries, policy exhortations, figments of an idealistic educators’ imagination, theoretical jibber-jabber, collages of cultural tidbits, poetical improv and poetic impromptus, methodological prattle, and a treasure trove of recipes for disaster, are among the specimens to be found in this eclectic MFL creative blog.

Have a coffee while you browse through creative writing activities

Do you love creativity for teaching?

Browse through examples of creative activities published at the Ínsula Barataria MFL creative blog: we’re just getting started, so please come back every week for another slice of whoopee. Click on the activity that piques your interest and a new tab will open, taking you directly to the amazeballs resource in question in the TES Shop.

Illustrating the pitfalls of the creative craft

Have a collaboration in mind?

Need help? Want to join creative forces? Do you also have an MFL creative blog? Feel free to enquire about anything and everything: MFL pedagogy, creativity for learning, writing workshops, academic collaborations, guest lectures, literary translation, or even academic orientation. Please be patient, I am an Inbox Procrastinator D&D Wizard level 250.

TES Shop of the Creative Writing blog

Ínsula Barataria

TES Creative Shop

If you’re only here for the goodies (not passing judgement) take a look at the Ínsula Barataria TES Spanish Shop for Creative Teachers, and tell your teacher friends about it. Go do your thing, teach amazing classes which will inspire students to develop their creative talents and delve into a lifelong quest of learning other languages and cultures.

B. Metafísico estáis. R. Es que no como./ B. Quejaos del escudero. R. No es bastante. / ¿Cómo me he de quejar en mi dolencia, /
si el amo y escudero o mayordomo /son tan rocines como Rocinante?

«Prológo. Diálogo entre Babieca y Rocinante», Don Quijote de la Mancha, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra