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Sra. Witten
Attended Auburn University
Lived in Babylon, NY
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The best part of flipping
When I began using the flipped class, I thought the best part was that I would not have to do direct instruction of grammar. The next year, I was sure that being able to allow students to practice listening exercises at their own pace, as many times as they...
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Why give awards?
This is a departure from the norm for me. This is definitely a post that shares how I am feeling at this exact moment. This has been a tough year. I am questioning what is going on in my class and looking to improve my game. The curriculum needs a rehash, s...
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My SWCOLT takeaway
Colorado was fortunate to host our regional SWCOLT conference at the end of February. Since it was hosted by my state language board, CCFLT, I was working the majority of the time. It was fantastic to see so many colleagues (I finally got to meet Amy Lenord...
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My state association, CCFLT, is hosting a PBL in the TL webinar with none other than Laura Sexton on Monday, January 26 at 8pm MST. There are still a few spaces available if you would like to join us, register today!
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ACTFL 2015 reflections
As I am on the plane on my way back home, I can't stop thinking about all of the great sessions and conversations I was a part of at ACTFL. There is something so special about being together with thousands of World Language teachers who, like me, are lookin...
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Thematic Units
One of the things I have often struggled with when working on thematic units is how to make them build upon one another. Too often, I feel as though the class really gets one theme and then all is abandoned as we move on to the next one. This has a variety ...
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Re-energizing resources
Every once in a while, I actually get a chance to sit and read some of the great blog posts that come across my computer. There have been some really good ones lately and I thought I would share. Any post that talks about ways to boost class conversation is...
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Making the best of less class time - 20% time!
This last week has been a struggle for me, as I am sure it has been for many of you (or will be soon). This has been a week of standardized testing. This has turned into a completely lost week for me since 9th, 10th and 11th graders are all testing. Between...
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We are the medium
(This is a post I started a month ago, but only now am finishing.) Last night, I was helping to facilitate a webinar with the inspiring Laura Sexton , who is a leader in the use of project based learning (PBL) in the target language. I have seen Laura prese...
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Revealing student feedback
As promised, I began all my classes with a discussion about last semester and how to improve this semester. Sadly many of my students just stared at me when I asked them for feedback, but some of my level 3s had some good thoughts as to what they need to wo...
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  • Auburn University
    International Business, 1989 - 1993
  • University of Phoenix
    Secondary Education, 2003 - 2006
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High school Spanish teacher, speaker, flipped classroom enthusiast. mom of 4 - did I mention I never sleep?

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Babylon, NY - Orlando, FL - Atlanta, GA - Louisville, KY - Alexandria, VA - Gaithersburg, MD - Seattle, WA - Austin, TX - Denver, CO
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