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Monday Minutiae—11.01.2021

For those of you doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I hope you’re off to an AMAZING start! This year, I decided not to even pretend I was going to do it, although, I’m going to try to at least write every day. Cheers to all of you! Modeling and Independent Practice "Don't be a… Continue reading Monday Minutiae—11.01.2021

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Learning the Distance Learning Curve

The other day, a couple of my friends shared out the video below with the caveat that they promised they weren't criticizing teachers (I believe them), but they could SO relate: https://youtu.be/8U6zU4MXmnA It made me want to remind us all - parents, teachers, and kids/students - to be gentle with each other right now. This… Continue reading Learning the Distance Learning Curve

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An “Open Letter” to My Fellow Teaching Colleagues About School Supply Lists

One my favorite wedding stories to tell people is about our gift registry. A little over 25 years ago, my partner and I argued over whether or not we should create a gift registry. Some of your are already thinking, “duh”. Bear in mind that 25 years ago, this idea was still pretty new. He… Continue reading An “Open Letter” to My Fellow Teaching Colleagues About School Supply Lists

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The Risks in Non-Native Language Communication and the Safety We Can Offer

I recently returned from spending two weeks in Guatemala and I suppose you could call this the obligatory post-experience blog post. I could go all existential, political, or even preachy about the whole thing, but I don’t think anyone needs that (which isn’t exactly true because actually a lot of people need that, but maybe… Continue reading The Risks in Non-Native Language Communication and the Safety We Can Offer