Screenshot! A super time saver!

Screenshot! A super time saver!

Y'all... one of my absolute FAVE tech tools is Screenshot YouTube. It is the first Chrome extension I talk about in my course, and honestly, I wanted to cry the first time I used it because I couldn't believe the time I had previously waisted, clipping, snipping, and painstakingly screenshotting each part of a clip…
SunSational Summer 2020

SunSational Summer 2020

Hello teacher! Your summer should be sacred! Did you know that? Do you know that THIS summer in particular, should be more sacred than ever!? It is more important NOW than EVER to rest, rejuvenate and re-fill our cups! This means stepping away from our computers and our "work" and really letting our hair down!…
Listen. Reflect. Take Action. Do Better.

Listen. Reflect. Take Action. Do Better.

*** Blog edited to add resources... Most recent update 6/2/2020 Over the past week I have been gathering as many resources as possible to share with my followers, colleagues, and co-workers. It is NOT People of Color's job to educate you or "tell you" what to do right now. The resources are out there. It…
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…
Posting student work for MORE input!

Posting student work for MORE input!

Another great benefit to my new school is being observed and evaluated again. Wait WHAT?! Did I just say that!? Yes, I did. One of the best parts of growing up as a teacher in the Denver Public Schools, under the leadership of Diana Noonan and Connie Navarro, is that you get VERY used to…
Meet My Memphis…

Meet My Memphis…

President's Day this year was an eventful one! My contractions started at 4:30 that morning. I knew I had 3-4 visitors from Country Day school observing that day, and I had gone through enough of our birthing classes to know that contractions could last for days before they're close enough together for it to actually…
Photo Release and Consent Form

Photo Release and Consent Form

I know you wouldn't know it lately, BUT one of my favorite things to do to support teachers around the world is post photos of my classroom (on my Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram) and videos of my lessons on my YouTube channel. Each student's privacy is protected by FERPA so it is imperative that I…
My Classroom Set Up!

My Classroom Set Up!

I am SO excited about my beautiful classroom this year! We are in an incredible building that has been newly renovated. MANY schools applied to be housed in this amazing old school that is an important piece of New Orleans history, and Bricolage won. We are blessed. My room is on the third floor and…
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…