Nicknames: Unique, Priceless, Unforgettable

Nicknames: Unique, Priceless, Unforgettable

Sooo I just read an old blog from Spanish Plans. It spoke about giving "Spanish" or "Latino" names to students in our classrooms and WHY the author doesn't do it. There were many reasons included that I hadn't even thought about. If you're interested in reading it you can find it here. I've never given students…
Brain Breaks Part 5: Brain Bursts!

Brain Breaks Part 5: Brain Bursts!

Fluency Matters recently gave me the opportunity to do a webinar about Brain Breaks. I had so much fun! I always tell people who feel overwhelmed with the thought of Brain Breaks that they shouldn't be daunting and they can be as quick and short as you want them to be. (Teachers of EVERY content area…
No Place for Politics

No Place for Politics

Here we are.... the eve of the 2016 election.... One of the most highly anticipated elections in history! One with more heat, debate, disagreements, hatred, and controversy than most would like to discuss. Others however, LOVE the adrenaline of the "fight". I have a very strict NO POLITICS rule in my classroom. I have had…