This is a tough topic. I am a language teacher. I have struggled to keep heritage students to sign up for my Advanced Spanish class. Even though they’re the ones that should love it the most. I’m from “vanillaville” as my teacher friend Angie described it. I have an appreciation and love for others cultures. […]
I teach middle school world language, Mostly Spanish with a little French. In my 19 years of teaching, the first 9 were a mish-mash of textbook activities. I used Do Nows or Bellringers, some projects and other activities I thought would be fun. Sure, I had moments of genius, like the clothes game where kids […]
On a Friday after Halloween week, you emerge from the school into the sunshine and warmth, and stand and look at the clouds. As if millions of butterflies were hovering and you could feel their presence. As if none of this really matters, but how you handle it all matters tremendously.
We are currently in year 3 of the pandemic. Except now it is an endemic. This means the threat of COVID is no longer dangerous to the majority of the population. It is now considered a manageable disease. But because we are still so close to the start of the pandemic there are lingering affects […]
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