Because You Can

July 29, 2014 by · No Comments · Service Learning

One of my students should apply for this. You are more than capable. You’ve seen the impact you can make. Apply today (before August 1) to be part of the NYLC Youth Advisory Council.  Here’s the LINK to the application.  Do it!



July 24, 2014 by · No Comments · Technology

The name sounds like a new action movie title, but I bet many of you could use this to increase success in your language classes.  All it takes is a library card (see me for more info.) and it’s free.  Click here for more information..



July 21, 2014 by · No Comments · Technology

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“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” ~Charles Darwin


Weekend Word

June 4, 2014 by · No Comments · Weekend Word

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It’s not the weekend.  It’s summer.
So I’m enjoying the fact that it kinda’ feels like the weekend.
This quote reminded me of many of the students from 2013-2014.
Seeing you step out of your comfort zones, try something new, express dreams and ideas through poetry — these were all steps toward making you braver.
These were all steps helping you become your authentic self.

Keep it up!

Just Tryin’ to Help

May 3, 2014 by · No Comments · Fun

starbucksIn case you are having a difficult time deciding what to do to celebrate
Teacher Appreciation Week.


Weekend Word

April 27, 2014 by · No Comments · Weekend Word

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Come Up from Duct Taped Shoes

April 16, 2014 by · No Comments · Writing

Perhaps I should have called this video Dallas Yawns.

“Growing” at SWA

April 14, 2014 by · No Comments · Writing

The final piece from April 14th’s Poetry Slam for Cans: