I am a NURSING, WORKING, TEACHER, MOMMY: TODAY is The First Day, of the REST of my career…

I am a NURSING, WORKING, TEACHER, MOMMY: TODAY is The First Day, of the REST of my career…

Today, I returned to work.... Today, was the first day of the rest of my career as a working mommy.... Today, my world was rocked, leaving my baby as I went to work knowing that my maternity leave was officially over... (I was only going to have 6 weeks since the leave was unpaid but…
YOU are enough: More reflecting on iFLT18

YOU are enough: More reflecting on iFLT18

My first reflection of iFLT focused on observations people made during debriefs of my learning lab.  This second reflection is to focus on the overall "feeling" of this conference, and is a message that I have been wanting to write for quite some time. Mark Mallaney and I sat together on Wednesday evening and talked…
The POWER of Positivity! From the mouths of babes….

The POWER of Positivity! From the mouths of babes….

Paul Kirschling is one of my incredible mentors, and inspirations in the teaching world. This year, he was honored as the Colorado Foreign Language Teacher of the Year. I had the opportunity to sit in on one of his presentations at CCFLT in February. It was called "Managing the Classroom with a Positive Environment in…