Class Names! So simple, SO unifying!

Class Names! So simple, SO unifying!

I have received 24 (I counted) emails in the last six months with a very simple question. How/Why do you name your classes? Each of my classes is named a different Spanish speaking country. In previous years I haven't had any rhyme or reason to which countries I choose. This year I named all of…
Quizlet Live! ODM!

Quizlet Live! ODM!

At ACTFL, I saw the brilliant, kind, generous, GENIUS Kristy Placido present many of her favorite "techy" approaches to delivering highly compelling, comprehensible input to her students. I have heard of people using Quizlet Live! and I've even SEEN it in classes... Never have I ever understood it though and for that reason I've never…
¡No seas quejón! The power of the white lie ;)

¡No seas quejón! The power of the white lie ;)

Seriously though.... ¡No seas quejón!  means don't be a whiner.... I can't stand whining and bickering in class. I truly believe it damages the amazing classroom culture and community I work so hard to build. I have developed tiny little ways to curb the whining over my years teaching elementary, middle, and high school. I…