Is it really ALL or NOTHING!?!

Is it really ALL or NOTHING!?!

It has been crazy this past month to collaborate with teachers around the world and hear all of their different situations, challenges, requirements, or lack there of. What I've noticed is that for the most part, based on the teachers I've been speaking with, we are divided into three groups.... WL Teachers who are required…
The Struggle is Real

The Struggle is Real

There are LOADS of awesome parts of February! Black Lives Matter Week, Black History Black Futures Month, American Heart¬† Health Month, Valentine's Day, My Mommy's Birthday, Mardi Gras, Baby Loco's birthday!! So MUCH AWESOME! but the reality is... February can be pretty sucky for teachers. Lauren Tauchman told me that more teachers quit in February…
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…