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…

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 15

Day 15: What tech tools are you most grateful for? Why? How have they changed what you do? Number one is absolutely my projector. I love that my students and I can pull up web pages, watch music videos, and just generally get in touch with the Spanish-speaking world. I have a class set of…

Reflective Teaching Day 22: My PLN

What does your PLN look like, and what does it to for your teaching? My PLN consists of a few people I actually know: several foreign language teachers that I went to college with, the teacher from whom I took Spanish in high school, the other teachers in my district (of course), and one high…