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…
Classroom Management Part 6: Voice Levels

Classroom Management Part 6: Voice Levels

In the last few months I've added some blogs to my "classroom management" series. They've all been strategies I've learned either from my coach or my students since I started working at Bricolage. First, I explained what hand signals we use to quickly signal when kiddos need bathroom or water. I love the beauty of…
A DIFFERENT kind of PD!

A DIFFERENT kind of PD!

Y'all... I have been so excited and BUSY with my "announcement" that I've failed to actually BLOG about my big news! I've started a new online, subscription based community for a very different kind of professional development! In this group (a Private Facebook page) I go Live! to share all of the things I am…