“I can” goal stamps

Wow, am I sad that I won't be at #ACTFL16 - it's only Monday and I'm already seeing so many great tweets and plans to meet up ... I'll have to be there with you in spirit! In other news, a lot of people have been asking to see my new document that includes I cans... Continue Reading →

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Let’s talk about proficiency!

Man, oh man, this is going to be a great year. I'm 4 days in and I can already tell! This year, I'm focusing on proficiency, and I am running with it. In the first few days, I wanted to make sure that we covered it. I was asked to blog about it - it's mostly... Continue Reading →

First week plans 2016

As I sit down after my first two days of school, I find myself wondering how it got here so darn FAST. I feel like it was June yesterday ... anyone else? I also planned on sharing my first week plans long before it was actually the week that I started. Such is life, I suppose! I... Continue Reading →

Why “easy” doesn’t bother me

Okay, so there's been some talk amongst my friends, online and real life colleagues, and on twitter recently, and here we go, it's #confessiontime: I think that we should stop being so quick to label our class or other classes as "easy." There. I said it. Recently, I've heard a lot of chatter about how if... Continue Reading →

CSCTFL 2016: takeaways

Wow. I cannot say how amazing it was to attend CSCTFL conference this year. The highlight was being able to see some of my favorite tweeps in person, but also that they were so supportive of me. We didn't get a lot of time to talk about sessions (I'm a verbal processor) but we did have... Continue Reading →

Interpersonal: my assessment

Wow. Doing REAL interpersonal assessments with my students has provided so much insight and excitement for me. In the past, I've been known to ask a set list of questions. Students should "know" how to answer all of the questions (from the unit, duh!) and are expected to give me details, information, and fun all... Continue Reading →

Two rivets for change

Have you ever heard of the two rivet rule? I hadn't until recently during a devotional that I had been reading, and I think that the idea is fascinating. Apparently, when the Golden Gate Bridge was built in San Francisco, the engineers thought that it would withstand earthquakes. Unfortunately, that was a lofty dream, with the... Continue Reading →

Curriculum revamp

Bonjour!As I write this, I'm in the middle of a crazy curriculum revamp across all four of the levels that I teach. When I got to my school this year, I was overwhelmed. It was my first year of teaching, and I had gotten married two days earlier (shout out to my past self for... Continue Reading →

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