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Sra. Witten
Attended Auburn University
Lived in Babylon, NY
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Every teacher struggles, even me.
My 2014-2015 school year was probably my worst. It has taken me a long time to write this. Even seeing it now, I feel like a bit of a failure. Don't get me wrong, kids learned, papers were graded, I had parent conversations, worked with peer teachers. I thi...
My 2014-2015 school year was probably my worst. It has taken me a long time to write this. Even seeing it now, I feel like a bit of a failure. Don't get me wrong, kids learned, papers were graded, I had parent conversations, ...
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I like to share pictures from my classroom, but I am also very aware that I don't want to post pictures of student faces. These are my favorite apps for modifying photos from my classroom to obscure student faces before I pos...
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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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Evaluations, goals and reflection tools, oh my!
Nothing makes me happier than having to do my teacher evaluation. I know pretty much every teacher feels the same way. This year has been very different for me because I was evaluated by our new principal. Not to delve into all the details, but it was so ni...
Nothing makes me happier than having to do my teacher evaluation. I know pretty much every teacher feels the same way. This year has been very different for me because I was evaluated by our new principal. Not to delve into a...
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Planning for more!
Reflecting at the end of another school year is one of my favorite things to do. I have been working hard to revamp my curriculum (so happy to have a school district and principal that gives me that freedom!) to make it have a more communicative focus. I wa...
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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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  • 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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