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Virtual Intervention, Enrichment, and a Creative Writing Challenge: 3 Projects to Increase Student Learning in November

It goes without saying that the 2020-2021 school year has been a year like no other. Before I met with students’ parents this Friday for our first Parent Teacher Conferences, I wanted to create several virtual activities that 1) students were motivated to complete, 2) could be accessible throughout the year no matter whether studentsContinue reading “Virtual Intervention, Enrichment, and a Creative Writing Challenge: 3 Projects to Increase Student Learning in November”

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October 2020 Monthly Summary

Blended Learning: The kids are back! This month, I had the semi-anxious honor of welcoming groups of 4-6 students daily back into the classroom. As I tenuously fed my faith that God would cover my many concerns, I found unexpected grace to multitask managing students in person and virtually. God has also upgraded by tech-savvinessContinue reading “October 2020 Monthly Summary”

My Favorite Distance Learning Projects So Far: Location of Latino Smithsonian and Holy Trinity Action Cards

As many teachers come to the end of the first quarter of the school year across the United States, many of us are still feeling the strain of a string of seemingly unending changes. As children and adults have been learning how to learn at home, returning to learning at school, and toggling back betweenContinue reading “My Favorite Distance Learning Projects So Far: Location of Latino Smithsonian and Holy Trinity Action Cards”

Day 1 of Blended Learning

At long last, a group of 5 students from third grade became my first blended learning students yesterday! As a new teacher to this school, the majority of these students I had met just once before, at their First Communion Service. In some ways, having students come into the classroom after I had seen theirContinue reading “Day 1 of Blended Learning”

Personal Reflections: Pace, Emptying, and Receiving from God

Lately, I’ve been pushing myself to my limits in both faith/ministry and teaching. There have been times that I press in joyful intensity for what I do, and other times out of necessity, as coronavirus takes me in directions I would not have otherwise chosen (for example, meeting all of my students this year forContinue reading “Personal Reflections: Pace, Emptying, and Receiving from God”