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…

I don’t do my best.

My crazy life has been getting to me lately. I’ve been stressed out and tired and just not happy. I’ve been feeling guilty that the lessons I’m planning aren’t awesome, and then, since they’re not, the kids aren’t as engaged as I want them to be, and then I get discouraged, and it’s quite the…

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…

Turning awful into awesome

Warning: This post is honest. Some of it does not make me look like a great teacher. I’m not always a great teacher. But I have got to get these thoughts out, and maybe you can empathize with my “situation.” I mentioned yesterday in my TeachThought challenge post that it wasn’t a great day. It stemmed…

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…

It’s summer!

Today is the first official day of summer break, so of course I can’t stop thinking about everything I want to accomplish in order to implement big changes in the fall. Who knows whether this burst of motivation will last into July, so in order to help that happen, here’s my to-do list of goals…