Classroom Management Part 8: Do Nows!

Classroom Management Part 8: Do Nows!

I know... What could do nows possibly have to do with classroom management right? Everything actually... WHY Do Nows? Do nows, otherwise known as bell work, otherwise known as warm up work, are very important to my entry routine which is essential to how I start my class on the right foot every day. Below,…
Day of the Dead: Free resources!

Day of the Dead: Free resources!

HOLA!!! Tomorrow is the one of my FAVORITE days of the year because I love sharing the rich culture and tradition of Dí­a de muertos with my students but it is definitely one of the hardest days of the year to teach, because many of our students are coming down off of a HUGE sugar…
One Word Image: SCAVENGER HUNT!

One Word Image: SCAVENGER HUNT!

I posted last school year about the power of displaying your class one word images out in the hall for EVERYONE to see. More important than this, is posting the STORY along with it! Students will be READING, sharing and oogling over Spanish/French/English/German/Chinese during their passing period! It is MAGIC! This year I've found a…
Brain Breaks Part 18: Obstacle Courses!

Brain Breaks Part 18: Obstacle Courses!

Many of y'all who stalk my blog (THANK YOU! GRACIAS! MERCI! DANKE! XIE XIE!) have already read this Brain Breaks blog (or one very similar) so it will feel like dejavu!... I wrote this several months ago but deleted it and am republishing it slightly differently! (Thank you Christopher Sutherland!) YouTube has tons of great…