This school year has been going for a month now and things are coming together. I wasn’t so sure that this would happen, though. I had a lot of changes this year, the biggest of which was getting rid of all my desks. I had a practice run of this last year with my half-deskless… Read More Falling Into Place
Another Year Gone By… Today is my 2nd Blogiversary. It’s hard to believe that it has been two years since I began sharing my reflections on teaching with the language teaching world and it’s even harder to believe that anybody has been paying attention to them! Thanks to everyone out there who has read and commented!… Read More Start a Language Teaching Blog. Seriously, Do it!
Ok, I know what you’re thinking: my last post was 3 weeks ago and about 2 weeks before that I said I’d be posting a lot more, but I haven’t. I’m sorry for that, but I have a pretty good excuse. It’s been crazy for the last few weeks. School is winding down (or winding… Read More Updates and the Black Box Project
One of my blogging heroes, Laura Sexton (@SraSpanglish), has put out a challenge on her blog, pblinthetl.com. She has a list of 10 sentence prompts that she has used to reflect on her teaching up to now. I never miss an opportunity to reflect on my teaching, so as soon as I saw this, my… Read More Resonse to Laura Sexton: What Kind of Teacher Are You?
Every once in a while, a blog I read goes dark, that is, there are no new posts for a really long time. As a blogger myself, I definitely understand how this can happen. It has currently happened to me! This post is just to let you know that I’m still here and I have… Read More I’m Still Here, I Promise!
“Kids can be so mean. It’s like they don’t even know that their words carry emotional weight. They say something and it just totally cuts you down…” That is how I used to think. And sometimes it is still true about the emotional toll that the words of children take, but I’ve learned to not… Read More Variety = Success