Classroom Management Part 1.2: Fiestas

Classroom Management Part 1.2: Fiestas

One of my most read blogs was my post on my  Classroom Management point system.  I constantly get tons of GREAT feedback from teachers who decide to experiment and use arbitrary points to motivate their students and create an incredible classroom culture and community. I wanted to give everyone ideas for the many different "fiestas"…
IGNITE: Native Language Conference

IGNITE: Native Language Conference

Day 1 You can come here to read, review, and find links to my presentations that you observed throughout the day! Thank you for joining me! I have so enjoyed learning about your culture and your incredible language! :) Our morning "classroom" session was fun. We did lots of PQA (Personalized Questions and Answers) and…
What is MY plan!?

What is MY plan!?

Last night I tossed and turned all night thinking that I really need to start planning for my two day workshop coming up! I am so excited for it. How on EARTH do I begin to plan for a workshop titled "NO PLAN LESSON PLANNING" ?! Seriously!? HA! Then I realized, I can't plan for…
Student and Teacher Reflections

Student and Teacher Reflections

The last two weeks of school are INSANE! The first week I worked over 75 hours and I clocked more than 80 my last week. Exhausting....We had exams,  7th grade girls sleep over, two award shows, field day, locker/classroom clean out, exam review, professional development, end of the year meetings, faculty awards and luncheons, and…
Exams and REVIEW! VIDEOS included ;)

Exams and REVIEW! VIDEOS included ;)

Merrrrrrrp..... I know opening up a blog to read about Exams is about as exciting as opening a blog talking about faculty meetings, or school dress code. HOWEVER, I have received several emails this week asking about what I do for exams so I thought I would share here. What should you do if you…
Maestra’s Many Mutations of Mafia

Maestra’s Many Mutations of Mafia

Can you tell I like alliteration? I took the leap this year and decided to try Mafia. If you are not sure of what it is or how to play it, please read Martina's blog here, as she gives a fabulous description of how it is played in a Language classroom. I had watched a…
Get outside! Chalk drawings!

Get outside! Chalk drawings!

Close to the end of the year, I like to find new things to do to keep things interesting and fresh for the kids, and for myself. We are all so burnt out, if I can find new activities or games to keep their interest and engagement high and keep me from pulling every hair…
Storylistening – Maestra Loca Style

Storylistening – Maestra Loca Style

In many of my recent blogs I have explained how in the past two years I have moved away from using TPRS every day and rather do an enormous mix of anything and everything CI that I can think of. This year I have done a lot of experimenting with Story-listening. My students are VERY…
CCFLT 2017! YAY!

CCFLT 2017! YAY!

if you missed my presentation, I'll be doing an encore presentation at 11 in Loveland B. ❤️❤️❤️👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Here is a link to my Output Presentation Here is a link to my Brain Bursts Presentation. Here is a link to an EVER CHANGING Brain Break document. Here is a link to my YOUTUBE channel with LOADS…