#AuthRes August

Wow. As I'm staring at that word, August, I'm simultaneously freaking out and jumping for joy at the same time. I bet a lot of you teachers feel the same way. Last week, Sara-Elizabeth of Musicuentos called us to #AuthRes August, where we share some authentic resources for the world language classroom that our students will... Continue Reading →

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90% TL: just do it!

(Just so we're clear, I stole the title of this blog post from Thomas Sauer, not Nike.) Well, it's spring break here, which means that my French ones have been through 3 1/2 weeks of "only" speaking French in class. I will clarify that before that, they did speak French, but there weren't explicit rules... Continue Reading →

My first EdPuzzle!

Man, this week has been rough. But my PLN always here to bring my back up, whether it's sharing resources, sending words of encouragement, or tweeting me flowers. I couldn't be more thankful. That said, I created my first EdPuzzle this week. EdPuzzle is a website that allows teachers to upload a video, clip it... Continue Reading →

Fearless – step 2: Listen to advice

Hi everyone! I can't believe that it's finally Saturday - even with only 4 days this school week and two of those days where we were delayed for weather, I thought this week was the longest week EVER! Much like that first sentence. Since my post last year about storytelling, I've gotten really into it.... Continue Reading →

Fearless: step 1 – Target language use

Before I get into this post, I am not advocating that you charge ahead into decisions before you think them through. That would be irrational. And I am only occasionally irrational. Okay, so I've gotten some great feedback and varied interest about my #oneword2015 - fearless. Really, this was the push that I needed to take... Continue Reading →

My first storytelling experience!

Whew. Today was a day of a lot of target language for me. This has me excited about the potential for storytelling in my classroom. Here are my immediate reflections: I’m not very good at answering my own questions … maybe I should script fake answers? Not sure on the best way to have students... Continue Reading →

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