Post Conference Reflection – FLAM Conference 2022

October 17, 2022

The 2022 FLAM (Foreign Language Association of Missouri) Conference recently ended. After a bit of time to reflect on the conference, I wanted to share some thoughts and resources. First, it was a fantastic conference. From the presenters, keynote speaker,…

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Foreign Language Association of Missouri

FLAM Conference 2022 – Before the Conference

October 3, 2022

We are week away from the 2022 FLAM (Foreign Language Association of Missouri) Conference at Washington University in St. Louis. Here is the link to register and check out the conference program: It will be a great opportunity for…

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hands around the earth

A Few Quick and Easy-to-Implement Activities

September 6, 2022

I know that we hit the ground running on day one of the school and it doesn’t seem to let up until the following summer. I also know that it can be difficult to design and implement new activities and…

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accelerate science learning

The “S” Lens and World Languages

June 27, 2022

As, I have written before, one of the aspects of education that I truly enjoy is collaboration. I enjoy meaningful and effective collaboration, because we deepen our knowledge and understanding of our field, and we also bring new ideas to…

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adventures in language

Adventures in Language – Growing as a Teacher – Podcast

June 8, 2022

I really enjoyed being a guest on the Mango Languages podcast “Teaching Languages Today”. Emily Rae Sabo, PhD is fantastic and we had a great conversation. We addressed things like, how do your connections with students evolve across your career?…

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fostering classroom community

Fostering Classroom Community via ‘The Special Person’ Interview

May 23, 2022

I teamed up with Bryce Hedstrom ( at the Voces Digital “Weekly Wednesday Webinar” to give a presentation entitled: Fostering Classroom Community and Understanding via ‘The Special Person’ Interview. Link to the video recording: here Link to my presentation: here…

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americans in dresden

Americans in Dresden: Top 10 Highlights

April 25, 2022

I was doing research for something I was working on when I came across some intriguing articles about how Dresden, Germany was, at one time, both a home to a sizable American expat community and a European destination for American…

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Stuttgart Oral History Project

April 2, 2022

I thought I would pass this along.  I recently participated in the Stuttgart Oral History Project through the Missouri Humanities organization.  It was a great experience, and I am glad that I was able to share my story. I am…

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Food, History and Terms

March 25, 2022

Missouri Humanities is a terrific organization with many great programs that explore people, stories, places, and events throughout Missouri’s rich and diverse history while also focusing on the future. Check it out here: I recently attended an event called “Think-N-Drink”…

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Numbers Brain Breaks

February 28, 2022

I came across these brain breaks on Bryce Hedstrom’s blog. With his permission, I am sharing them here as resource for language teachers. (I should mention that I did the German version of these puzzles.) These brain breaks are fun,…

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