brain breaks

Brain Break #29: The Name Game!?

Wahoo! I could literally sit down and blog for days and days and days about Brain Breaks. Gosh…  Last week, episode 18 of my podcast Teaching La Vida Loca dropped. It included my FAVORITE Brain Breaks for the start of the year. These are Brain Breaks that focus on building community, LEARNING NAMES, and setting…
classroom setup

My World Language Classroom Setup

Ok, so it is a week late, but at least I’m posting!  I was struck with an AWFUL case of food poisoning last week and had to take a day and a half off to spend in bed and in the bathroom. ??? UGH, sub plans (listen to next week’s podcast for how I make…
summer conference

Top Takeaways From A Summer Conference

This week, I'm sharing my thoughts, feelings, observations, and gratitudes from a recent summer conference. “Is it over?!” “But I LOVE Spanish now!” “I’m going to miss Y’ALL!!!” (emphasis on the y’all) “Can we learn more Spanish this summer??!” These were some of my favorite quotes from my students at the end of iFLT this…
Join the #SunSationalSummerChallenge

Join the #SunSationalSummerChallenge

The third annual #SunSationalSummerChallenge is HERE!  If you don't know what that means, please let me elaborate! A few summers ago, I started the challenge to help teachers COMPLETELY disconnect from school stuff and just have FUN for their summer. Each day, I recommended a little activity or a JOY-filled adventure, and teachers shared what…