Brain Breaks Part 24: This or That

Brain Breaks Part 24: This or That

HEY Y'ALL! I know I know.... it HAS indeed been a while. Things are crazy here... Crazy to say the very least. I have SO much going on in my personal life right now I am barely coping with teaching... Remember to give yourself and ALL teachers grace because this year is indescribably challenging and…
TWO new virtual courses and a 24 hour sale!

TWO new virtual courses and a 24 hour sale!

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! I've FINALLY finished publishing my TWO most IN DEMAND in-person workshops on Teachable! That's right! These courses are now available for you and you'll be able to access them, WHENEVER you want from WHEREVER you are! Annnnnd, they'll never ever ever ever ever expire... COOL HUH!?…
Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 4: Connections

Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 4: Connections

An essential part to building a relationship with someone is finding similar interests and common passions. These connections allow for easy conversations and make students AND adults feel more comfortable when engaging with that person they've found something in common with. Many ice breaker games are about asking questions to establish these sort of connections…
Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 3: Keep it Simple, Seriously!

Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 3: Keep it Simple, Seriously!

First of all, why on earth does the acronym KISS stand for keep it simple stupid... I REALLY don't like that. There is not an educator I've met who is stupid... Second, you may be wondering how Keeping it Simple, could possibly be related to building a strong classroom community... The answer is easy peasy...…
Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 2: “Say their name, say their name…”

Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 2: “Say their name, say their name…”

If you didn't sing the title of this blog I am sad.... Maybe I only feel that way because it is 10:30 at night and I am so past the point of exhaustion that I seem to be singing everything in my head... or out loud... lol... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQgd6MccwZc Ok... but for real.... welcome to part…
Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 1: Let them SEE you!

Creating Classroom Community Virtually! Part 1: Let them SEE you!

I have been bombarded with emails and messages asking about my "plan" for building and creating community virtually, and decided it would be best to create a series of blogs to really break it down... I think that there are so many moving parts here and it seems an overwhelming task, but really, it boils…
Asynchronous Lessons with Google Forms- AND… The COOLEST thing EVER in HISTORY!

Asynchronous Lessons with Google Forms- AND… The COOLEST thing EVER in HISTORY!

What!? Maestra Loca!? We thought you stopped blogging!!! It has been SO long since we heard from you! Ugh! Sorry y'all! While I've remained super active on Instagram and in my Live! PD Group, I found it to be REALLY challenging to keep up with all the "extra" I do! We spent June packing, moved…