The POWER of Positivity! From the mouths of babes….

The POWER of Positivity! From the mouths of babes….

Paul Kirschling is one of my incredible mentors, and inspirations in the teaching world. This year, he was honored as the Colorado Foreign Language Teacher of the Year. I had the opportunity to sit in on one of his presentations at CCFLT in February. It was called "Managing the Classroom with a Positive Environment in…
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…