spring scavenger hunt

Spring Scavenger Hunt for World Language Students

This is my FAVORITE time of the year for getting OUTSIDE with my classes. If I can't be outside, I still like to create opportunities for lots of MOVEMENT with my students! I wanted to revive a SUPER FUN activity that I blogged about a few years ago! At the time, I was working at…
Favorite Game for World Language Classrooms

Favorite Game for World Language Classrooms

At the beginning of this month, I led a free workshop called Moving Through March! I introduced teachers to some of my favorite games for World Language classrooms. March is such a long month, and motivating our students is incredibly challenging. In fact, getting engagement in some classes this year is like PULLING TEETH! #theapathyisREAL…
podcast

An Inspiring, Authentic Podcast For World Language Teachers

I was talking about my podcast with a colleague today and realized mid-conversation that I haven't actually blogged about my newest adventure as a podcaster! Where to begin? I was inspired by my business coach, Alissa McDonald, to start one. I love hers! It's The Teacher Hustle Podcast, you've got to check it out. I…
brain breaks

Brain Break Part 28: Statues

This Week's Theme: Statues Y’all!!!!! I’ve talked about this Brain Break for three years but just recently realized I’ve never actually BLOGGED about it!? WHAT!??! That’s bananas! I learned this Statues Brain Break in December 2019, approximately 3 months before the world shut down! My, at that time, 6th graders taught this Brain Break to…
Brain Breaks Part 27! Don’t Flinch!

Brain Breaks Part 27! Don’t Flinch!

I am sitting on my couch during winter break and I am feeling eager, inspired, rested and motivated to write a blog or two. Something I haven't done since SEPTEMBER! Whew.... This year y'all... Brutal... Before I hop into sharing this EPIC new Brain Break with you, I would love to share a quote that…
5 Steps to your Strongest, most Successful and JOYful Year with Acquisition Driven Instruction, YET!- a Masterclass with La Maestra Loca

5 Steps to your Strongest, most Successful and JOYful Year with Acquisition Driven Instruction, YET!- a Masterclass with La Maestra Loca

YES! I'm FINALLY doing it! I've put together an INCREDIBLE Masterclass! After two SERIOUSLY tumultuous years, teachers are facing yet another school year full of uncertainty, pivots, and unexpected plot twists! I'll be honest. I am exhausted and it is only September! What the heck right!? Join me this Sunday, September 19th at 2pm CST…
Ten Day Brain Break Challenge!

Ten Day Brain Break Challenge!

YES!!!!!! I have been planning this for quite some time! I decided to save it for April because I think it seems to be the month that always drags on FOREVER! I will keep this blog short and sweet. I am inviting you and your students to do a 10 day Brain Break challenge. Each…
Screenshot! A super time saver!

Screenshot! A super time saver!

Y'all... one of my absolute FAVE tech tools is Screenshot YouTube. It is the first Chrome extension I talk about in my course, and honestly, I wanted to cry the first time I used it because I couldn't believe the time I had previously waisted, clipping, snipping, and painstakingly screenshotting each part of a clip…