Brain Breaks Part 15: COLOR!

Brain Breaks Part 15: COLOR!

I rarely write about Brain Breaks that are "chill" and don't involve lots of noise and controlled chaos! That doesn't mean I don't do them though! Many of you have seen me use this Brain Break at workshops but this year I stepped it up a notch in my classes and I can't wait to…
Brain Breaks Part 13: Chopsticks

Brain Breaks Part 13: Chopsticks

Hello my friends! I hope you're enjoying your weekend! :) Honeymoon was wonderful and everyone, EVERYONE must visit Cuba before they die... Thank you to those of you who wished us well while you were here in NOLA for ACTFL, and thank you for all your emails and messages of love! We are so lucky!…
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.…
Brain Breaks Part 10: Zip, Zap, Zoom!

Brain Breaks Part 10: Zip, Zap, Zoom!

I am lucky enough to work with a Broadway Star. The Meredith Long (Dieth) is our theatre guru/teacher/mentor/GENIUS at St. Martin's Episcopal School. She is such an incredible inspiration. She loves what she does, and she LOVES introducing ALL children to the power  and magic of the theatre. I can't imagine my life without her. I…
Brain Breaks Part 7: Partes del Cuerpo

Brain Breaks Part 7: Partes del Cuerpo

I have talked about this Brain Break in some of my recent Webinars and Presentations but I thought I would write a short blog describing it too. I really love Brain Breaks that I can teach and model IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE. This is one of them. Get your students up, and tell them to…