Back to School Goals

I can’t believe it’s already time for back to school! My life has been a whirlwind this summer, between getting hired at a new school close to my hometown and hoping and praying that my husband would also find a job nearby, the first half of the summer flew. And then, as the beginning of…

Stress…

I haven’t been blogging much lately! When the Reflective Teacher challenge ended, I told myself I’d continue to blog every day as an opportunity to share successes and failures, and to simply reflect on each day of teaching. Ha! Let me tell you a little about my day: 5:45 – Alarm. And a promise to myself…

Reflective Teaching Day 9: My Secret Success

I’m doing pretty well so far! The prompt for day nine is: Write about one of your biggest accomplishments in your teaching that no one knows about. This is a hard one for me for several reasons: 1) I’ve only been teaching for a few years, and I definitely feel that the best parts of…

No textbook? Am I ready for this?

As I read other Spanish teachers’ blogs, I’m noticing a trend. Many of them have thrown out the textbook. Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell of Musicuentos in particular is adamant about her loathing of textbooks. The more I read, the more I want to be like those teachers, but the honest truth is that I’m extremely nervous about it. Textbooks are…