To infinity and beyond

Successfully teaching my Spanish classes

So Friday I taught 2nd and 3rd hour Spanish classes! I started in the first hour but the kids were being a little rambunctious and Kempema ended up having a severe talk to them about their behavior which ended up taking most of the class period. Which was a bummer and perhaps a little extreme, but at the same time I think the kids will think twice before letting it happen again.

2nd and 3rd hour…

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Double rainbow!!!! 🌈🌈

Double rainbow!!!! 🌈🌈

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Shark Conservation Module for Zoox
Last week the team and I ran through the new shark conservation module I wrote as one of the Zoox Training Modules. Not only is shark conservation a major sector in the marine conservation industry, but it also serves as a great case study to examine how international policy trickles down to national and grass roots levels. On top of that we run through the opportunities and challenges that ecotourism presents as an alternative to direct exploitation. 
Good, geeky times! 
Check out the other modules we run through the Zoox training courses.

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

Shark Conservation Module for Zoox

Last week the team and I ran through the new shark conservation module I wrote as one of the Zoox Training Modules. Not only is shark conservation a major sector in the marine conservation industry, but it also serves as a great case study to examine how international policy trickles down to national and grass roots levels. On top of that we run through the opportunities and challenges that ecotourism presents as an alternative to direct exploitation. 

Good, geeky times! 

Check out the other modules we run through the Zoox training courses.

Made this delicious dinner on the fly with veggies from the farmers market today! 😋👍 #loveit #delicioso

Made this delicious dinner on the fly with veggies from the farmers market today! 😋👍 #loveit #delicioso

Teacher assisting

I am in the third week of Teaching Assisting in a Spanish middle school classroom and I am loving it!

I’m not going to lie it was a bit intimidating at first because it felt like the class periods were going by so fast but now I think I’ve found my groove. My Cooperating Teacher is pretty laid back but has great expectations for her students. Our Spanish classes are full of 8th graders so I feel…

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This was worth getting up early for. #nofilter #sky #earlymorning #veggievan  (at Visser YMCA)

This was worth getting up early for. #nofilter #sky #earlymorning #veggievan (at Visser YMCA)

Mi clase

Aqui hay unas fotos de mi clase de español!

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TELL Self-Assessment

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Do you see any connections between the practices identified in this framework and FL methods and theory (based on the reading from Omaggio Hadley)? Please elaborate.

It’s interesting how some of the practices identified in the Omaggio Hedley methods are still in practice today. I understand how each one can have benefits for the learner, but I think that it depends on how fluent the learner wants…

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If you’re near Lake Ontario Hall you should stop by @gvsustudyabroad and vote for #68 on the #PIC contest. 👍😉 @gvsu (at Lake Ontario Hall)

If you’re near Lake Ontario Hall you should stop by @gvsustudyabroad and vote for #68 on the #PIC contest. 👍😉 @gvsu (at Lake Ontario Hall)

Saw so many birdies on our walk today!  😄👭 #motherdaughter #healthyhabits

Saw so many birdies on our walk today! 😄👭 #motherdaughter #healthyhabits

"Always"

"Always"

Feeding goats! 🐐

Feeding goats! 🐐

Can we take a minute to appreciate this beautiful breeze and the wonderful smell of fresh air? 😄💙💚🌳🍃

Recipe of the week: Peach quesadilla. Stop by the #farmersmarket if you want to sample it! #ymca  (at YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids)

Recipe of the week: Peach quesadilla. Stop by the #farmersmarket if you want to sample it! #ymca (at YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids)