I Need Do ALL the Things

FVR Timed free-writing Learn the chorus Stories Cloze Circle conversations Group conversations Circumlocution Stations Baile Viernes PBL Genius Hour El Internado Writing & revision Speak more Spanish Most common words Those are just SOME of the things floating around right now that, according to the Internet, I should be doing in my classroom. On top of…

Two Weeks Down!

The teachers at my new school have now been back in session for two full weeks. We’ve had seven regular school days with students, and I’m starting to feel like I’m getting into a groove. So far, I love my new district. The staff is wonderful and welcoming, and they’re being very understanding about my hundreds…

Summer Progress Report Number 1

It’s the second week of summer (really only the second?!) and I have been so busy! Between graduations, grad parties, family events, and just plain summer I feel like it’s just started and like I’ve been out of school for a month already. But at the end of the year, I set a few goals for myself. Here’s…

Reflective Teacher Day 18

Day 18: What do you appreciate about your colleagues? My colleagues are awesome! There are no other foreign language teachers in my district, but that doesn’t mean we can’t collaborate! I’m officially a member of the English Language Arts department, and my room is closest to the English teachers’, so I naturally collaborate with them…

Reflective Teacher Day 16

Day 16: What is the most powerful aspect of being a connected educator? What are you grateful for? As the only foreign language teacher in my district, it is absolutely essential for me to be connected to other teachers via the Internet. I teach with some excellent, helpful people, several of whom took several years…

Reflective Teacher Day 2

I’m trying to catch up, so it’s a 2-post day. I’ll tackle days 3 and 4 tomorrow. Day 2: What is one small delight in the day that you always look forward to? Lunch time! I happen to have a lunch period filled with excellent teachers. This is a great time of day for me…