summer conference

Top Takeaways From A Summer Conference

This week, I'm sharing my thoughts, feelings, observations, and gratitudes from a recent summer conference. “Is it over?!” “But I LOVE Spanish now!” “I’m going to miss Y’ALL!!!” (emphasis on the y’all) “Can we learn more Spanish this summer??!” These were some of my favorite quotes from my students at the end of iFLT this…
Join the #SunSationalSummerChallenge

Join the #SunSationalSummerChallenge

The third annual #SunSationalSummerChallenge is HERE!  If you don't know what that means, please let me elaborate! A few summers ago, I started the challenge to help teachers COMPLETELY disconnect from school stuff and just have FUN for their summer. Each day, I recommended a little activity or a JOY-filled adventure, and teachers shared what…
reading activity

Stoplight Reading: A Favorite Reading Activity For Student Engagement

I did the most incredible thing (an engaging reading activity) with my students a couple of weeks ago! On a dreary Tuesday, I told my work wifey, Whitney, that I felt like really pushing my advanced 7th graders. I explained to her that I’ve been focusing a lot recently on really “fun” and joyful activities…
Favorite Game for World Language Classrooms

Favorite Game for World Language Classrooms

At the beginning of this month, I led a free workshop called Moving Through March! I introduced teachers to some of my favorite games for World Language classrooms. March is such a long month, and motivating our students is incredibly challenging. In fact, getting engagement in some classes this year is like PULLING TEETH! #theapathyisREAL…
podcast

An Inspiring, Authentic Podcast For World Language Teachers

I was talking about my podcast with a colleague today and realized mid-conversation that I haven't actually blogged about my newest adventure as a podcaster! Where to begin? I was inspired by my business coach, Alissa McDonald, to start one. I love hers! It's The Teacher Hustle Podcast, you've got to check it out. I…