How To Be Intentional During Conference Season

Hello, beautiful teacher! I hope you’re enjoying your summer and soaking in every single moment! I’ve been more present during my summer days than ever before, and I am so thankful for it!

I took all of June off. Completely and totally off! No social media, no computer, no email… nothing! It was glorious! I napped 28 of the 30 days, played and made precious memories with my kids and even got to go on a special trip to Mexico with Paul (el esposo loco) for a dear friend’s wedding! 

It’s Conference Season!

I am checking in with you now because it’s CONFERENCE SEASON!!! YAYYY!!! I am here to make sure you’re being intentional during Conference Season! I want to help you maximize your time and learning this conference season!

Tomorrow, Conference in the Cloud starts! I am SO excited! I am presenting 2-3 times per day and have a Group Coaching and Q&A session every morning! I am also hoping to take Mandarin with Diane Neubauer! My favorite part about this conference is that EVERY SINGLE SESSION, language lab, and class is recorded, and participants have access until January 31st, 2023, so there is literally no #FOMO! 

There is still time to join us if you’d like, just click here and let the fun begin! 

How to be Intentional

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I created these awesome “Conferencing Intentionally” worksheets which you can download for FREE by following the link. 

I made them last year to help myself and others on my email list be more intentional about how they were observing language labs and engaging in workshops and presentations in order to maximize their conference experience. 

There are four pages included. One page:

  1. for notes and observations during language labs.
  2. for notes and observations during workshops.
  3. with guiding questions and prompts to help you when you’re observing during language labs.
  4. with guiding questions and prompts to help you when you’re engaging in a workshop or presentation.

Next week, iFLT starts and I know I already have butterflies in my stomach at the thought of being IN PERSON with some of my favorite people in the world! I can’t wait to reconnect with many of you who will be attending virtually, and I am stoked for those of you participating in the virtual option which is brand new this year!

Whether you choose to use these observation pages to bring more intentionality to your conference season at Conference in the Cloud, iFLT, another conference, or to observe your colleagues’ classes throughout the year, I hope they prove as useful to you as they have been for me! 

More Conference Resources

Stay tuned because tomorrow I’ll be sharing an episode on my podcast: Teaching La Vida Loca all about how to best IMPLEMENT what you learn at conferences this summer when you return to your classroom in the fall! If you’re not already subscribed to my podcast, what are you waiting for!? You can listen on Spotify and Apple Podcasts!

If you’d like to receive awesome resources like these conference observation pages straight to your email next time, all you have to do is click here to subscribe to my newsletter! 

Grateful for your support and SUPER excited to support you and connect with you this conference season!

La Maestra Loca

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