Brillante Viernes: November 23, 2018

brillante viernes nov 23

Happy Friday and happy day after Thanksgiving!  I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful celebration, and you have time to relax.  We travel to West Virginia each year, and it is so nice to get away from the hustle of the DC area.

I have been so fortunate this year, and I do want to say thank you so much to you for reading my blog, tweeting or leaving a comment!  Each time, someone tells me that they use my materials, I am in awe and truly humbled.  My blog helps me to reflect and become a better teacher, and I am so happy that some of my ramblings (it seems to me at times!) have helped others.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

A few fun online announcements:

  • I am participating again with Comprehensible Online!  I am presenting on how to spice up the classroom novel!  Comprehensible Online will take place between March 1 and April 30, so you will have plenty of time to watch the videos.  Or as someone noted last year, you can take a professional development day, and watch the videos at your leisure!  Regular registration is $229.  You can get a discount of $25 with my code MARIS19.  (Note: I also earn money for every code that is used- so thank you for your support!!)
  • Ditch That Textbook Summit is back!  I LOVE Matt’s interviews each year, and I go back re-invigorated each year.  Plus, this year, you can watch the former Ditch Summit videos as well.  Plus- it is FREE!  So why wouldn’t you sign up?!  Here are my takeaways from last year.

Here are some of my other favorite reads from the past week:

  • Sara-Elizabeth wrote an insightful post about fair use that as per usual will take me awhile to unpack all of it.
  • I love this post about what happens when teachers connect.
  • Carrie wrote an extremely honest post.  It can seem like so many bloggers lead perfect lives, but we all have weaknesses in our classes and lives.
  • As I continue to play with the role of the whole class novel in my classroom, I appreciate reading about how Allison taught a novel in one week.
  • And Kara shared two great free stories: on Barcelona and a MovieTalk.

And a flashback to my posts over the past few years:



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