Inclusivity, Community, and LOVE for ALL: MY reflections on iFLT18

Inclusivity, Community, and LOVE for ALL: MY reflections on iFLT18

iFLT is such a powerful conference. It is rare we can gather SO many of us with similar feelings toward language acquisition and theory in once place at one time. This will be the first of two reflection blogs I will write. This year, I only had the opportunity to attend one session (Sabrina's PHENOMENAL…
I <3 NewsELA

I <3 NewsELA

If you teach English as a second language or Spanish and you aren't subscribed to the daily newsletter from NewsELA, you are missing out. I love NewsELA and I don't even do all of the amazing things it is capable of. Every morning, I get a little email from them, and the title of the…
Subscribin’ and Screenshottin’

Subscribin’ and Screenshottin’

Quick. VERY short. Rapid blog post.... This may in fact be, the shortest blog I've ever written. YouTube I have had 3 people in the last month tell me that they wished I had more videos than just what I post on my blog. GAH! Y'all... I have a YouTube channel!!!!! With over 150 videos!!!!! and…
ANOTHER Easter Activity! 20 Questions!

ANOTHER Easter Activity! 20 Questions!

This week is the week before Spring break for us.... Sooooo yes, it is INSANE.... I really wanted to have some fun "different" activities for us to do. I didn't want to break into "fiestas" or "movie days" because I find that management is even MORE challenging when they aren't in their regular routines. I…
Easter Themed LESSON PLAN! YAAAAY!

Easter Themed LESSON PLAN! YAAAAY!

Y’all I had the BEST day ever. I am going to tell you all about it, both successes and failures (or rather things that when I do this next year I will FOR SURE do differently.... as I write these reflections I will color the "oops" moments in RED)….. Last night I prepped these questions.…
Collaborative Free-Writes

Collaborative Free-Writes

I don't know about your schools but the bulletin boards that are posted in our halls are incredibly challenging to keep up with. Every teacher has our own in our rooms that we manage and display student work or we use them as word walls but the community bulletin boards are a challenge. We had…
Podcast AND Webinar this week!

Podcast AND Webinar this week!

HOLA my dear friends! Wanted to write a quick note to let you know of TWO awesome PD opportunities this week featuring yours truly! ;) Tomorrow, Inspired Proficiency's 4th, (YES, FOURTH!) podcast will be available for FREE on iTunes! If you haven't tuned in yet, you should absolutely give it a listen. Ashley is doing…
Brain Breaks Part 11: PIKACHU

Brain Breaks Part 11: PIKACHU

So, today is Senior Leadership Day at my school. Each Senior gets to choose a teacher who they will "be" for the entire day. They plan for all of our classes and teach each one, they give assessments, grade those assessments, and do all of our duties for the day. My student's name is Noemi.…