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#SCOLT19 Culture Shock

To be honest, I generally avoid social justice and culture-oriented sessions. I feel like they all sound lovely and fun during the conference high, but somehow, I leave knowing they’ll never work their way into my lesson rotation. I took a chance, though, and stacked my Saturday morning at SCOLT Read more…

#SCOLT19 Hot Seat Illumination

It wasn’t just that Paul Sandrock successfully flipped his hot seat session so WE were on the hot seat. It wasn’t just that he ever-so-gently structured the session so that it would be perfectly tailored to our precise needs by starting with Laura Terrill’s philosophy of leading with the “Why” Read more…

Alebrijes for Class Culture

My colleagues told me the vocabulary was too low-frequency, that I should not waste my time on regional words they had never even seen, like chapulín. But I had five goals that have only a little to do with learning particular vocabulary words: Reinforce essential verbs soy and me gusta Practice Read more…