Brain Breaks Part 26! Rollercoaster, Surfer, 7th grader!

Brain Breaks Part 26! Rollercoaster, Surfer, 7th grader!

At the beginning of the school year, Brent came into my life... He is a second-year Math teacher, and he is just SO much fun! I've spent the entire year trying to convince him to become a Chinese teacher (he minored in Mandarin in college) and totally knew he thought I was kidding but lately…
Brain Breaks Part 25: STOMP, CLAP, SNAP!

Brain Breaks Part 25: STOMP, CLAP, SNAP!

What!? Maestra Loca?! You still blog!? I know... I suck this year... oh well! Something is better than nothing I suppose! Wanted to share a Brain Break with you that I've really been loving this year! The Middle School Music teacher at my school, Ashley Johnson, shared it with me. It is essentially body percussion...…
Let them process…

Let them process…

Yesterday, as I sat GLUED to my TV while simultaneously scrolling through Instagram, completely and totally absorbed. Sucked in. I knew immediately, my students were too... I knew their social media channels would be littered with the same. I knew MOST of their families would have the news on... I knew by this morning they'd…
Brain Breaks Part 24: This or That

Brain Breaks Part 24: This or That

HEY Y'ALL! I know I know.... it HAS indeed been a while. Things are crazy here... Crazy to say the very least. I have SO much going on in my personal life right now I am barely coping with teaching... Remember to give yourself and ALL teachers grace because this year is indescribably challenging and…
Brain Breaks Part 23: Just Dance!

Brain Breaks Part 23: Just Dance!

Soooooooo lately I've been feeling a little burned out on the Wii Fit Obstacle Course Brain Break but it continues to be one of the funniest and most enjoyable...and it is AWESOME because you can still do it virtually! Kids are used to just doing it once every couple of weeks with me so it…
TWO new virtual courses and a 24 hour sale!

TWO new virtual courses and a 24 hour sale!

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! I've FINALLY finished publishing my TWO most IN DEMAND in-person workshops on Teachable! That's right! These courses are now available for you and you'll be able to access them, WHENEVER you want from WHEREVER you are! Annnnnd, they'll never ever ever ever ever expire... COOL HUH!?…