Milking a Video Chat: Part 1

Milking a Video Chat: Part 1

Darcy Pippins posted this awesome YouTube video on the iFLT/CI Facebook page during Christmas break and it was the first lesson I did when we came back to school. I used it as a video chat because as I have said before, you can use ONE video for ALL classes and just differentiate the language…
OWL in my CI classroom

OWL in my CI classroom

OWL stands for Organic World Languages. Last spring, Darcy Rogers, who is the founder of OWL came to my school to do a workshop with our WL teachers. Up until that point, I had felt very alone in my department as far as how language should be acquired and taught. She was an outside voice…
Bring on the Blessings!

Bring on the Blessings!

I am home sick and was told I can't return to school until tomorrow so as not to risk spreading this horrible virus. SO what should I do!? Focus on the positive and not the negative! (and do lots of sleeping and blogging!) I have SO much to be thankful for lately! My mom has…
LFLTA- Presentations! YAY!

LFLTA- Presentations! YAY!

Wahooooo! Hello my friends! Today I present at LFLTA. You can find the slide shows here!!   My first presentation with all the embedded links can be found here: Movie Talk Presentation My round table presentation on Brain Breaks can be found here: Brain Breaks Presentation The Google doc with further descriptions of some of…
Webinar on Classroom Management and FLOW!

Webinar on Classroom Management and FLOW!

Join dynamo, Annabelle Allen, as she demonstrates powerful techniques for transforming conscious efforts to “control” your students into unconscious, positive and enjoyable techniques to inspire and guide students into a state of ‘flow’– the optimal state of intrinsic motivation, where a person is fully immersed in what he is doing. (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) Learn how to…
Brain Breaks Part 5: Brain Bursts!

Brain Breaks Part 5: Brain Bursts!

Fluency Matters recently gave me the opportunity to do a webinar about Brain Breaks. I had so much fun! I always tell people who feel overwhelmed with the thought of Brain Breaks that they shouldn't be daunting and they can be as quick and short as you want them to be. (Teachers of EVERY content area…
El Día de Reyes

El Día de Reyes

Hello FRIENDS!!! Teaching about another holiday tomorrow! I am doing SO much better with incorporating more culture this year! Mary Overton would be SO proud! Sara Broussard wrote a couple of awesome embedded readings that she let me borrow and I created this Google Slides show using her text. Feel free to use it if you…