Monthly Archives: November 2014

Food Unit Stamp Sheet

Hello, teacher friends. It’s a been awhile since I’ve wrote – November was a tough month for me, and it felt disingenuous to write about what I’m thankful for in the midst of so much stress at work.  I also … Continue reading

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Survey Students with Poll Everywhere

Have you used Poll Everywhere? Here’s a survey I did today:   What I learned: 1. “Vote more than once” is not a good idea. I was thinking that they could respond 2 or 3 times to indicate they want … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude: The best gift I’ve ever received

My first year teaching, two of my Spanish 1 students would come by my room after school and chat with me. Kaitlyn and Joseph were a bright spot in my day in the midst of a horrible first year teaching. At the … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude: Days 1-3

Nov 1: What are the best aspects of being a teacher? So I read Drive by Daniel Pink this summer, and he said work satisfaction comes with a combination of autonomy, mastery, and purpose.  Although I’m feeling rather beat down … Continue reading

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Assessment: What makes a good quiz?

Assessment is a constantly evolving process for me. It is important to me to give assessments that give me meaningful information about what my students can understand and communicate in Spanish.  My framework for a valid assessment has changed each … Continue reading

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