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  • If you teach level 4 with VIPKID, then you might know what this is. It's a mooncake! I am currently in Singapore, and I am staying in a part of the city called Chinatown. I have been going to Starbucks each morning for a cup of coffee. I had a freakout moment when I realized that they sold mooncakes. After teaching about these things so many times, I had to try one for myself. It honestly wasn't that great, and I wouldn't buy another one. It was very cool to be able to try one though 🇨🇳
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    If you teach level 4 with VIPKID, then you might know what this is. It's a mooncake! I am currently in Singapore, and I am staying in a part of the city called Chinatown. I have been going to Starbucks each morning for a cup of coffee. I had a freakout moment when I realized that they sold mooncakes. After teaching about these things so many times, I had to try one for myself. It honestly wasn't that great, and I wouldn't buy another one. It was very cool to be able to try one though 🇨🇳

  •  14  1  18 August, 2019
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🥁 Drum roll, please. 📸
... Goes to first block, Spanish 1!👏🏾
What an amazing job they did for our first full week back to school! #proudteachermoment 
We've been without internet all week, so I've been throwing it waaayyyy back with lesson planning on paper - copies, sentence strips, traditional bell work... 🤦🏾‍♀️ but we've been chatting it up in the target language, and that's what I've enjoyed the most.

I gave the first real summative assessment Friday and wish I could tell you everyone scored 80% or above! But, I will celebrate what they CAN do and build on their learning to progress from there! 👌🏾 What did they show/ tell me:
1) They want to learn the language but it's just A LOT to take in.🗣 Their words = TRUTH.

2) They were able to pair nouns with verbs from our movie talk/clip chat vocabulary, which means, 
3) Their comprehension of the story is probably at a 75-90%. 4) They're trusting each other more but still sifting their way through REALLY depending on each other instead of me, which means I'll do some more STEM/STEAM 🔎🖇➕ team-building activities next week! 
5) They respect OUR classroom culture. It's just the first week and yes we've gone over norms and yes, I've had to raise my voice a few times to rejoin the group. But overall, we use our attention getters and they're eager to learn!

On to the next! Here's to a great start! What is your most #proudteachermoment from last week? 👇🏾 Drop comments. 
#notjustaclassroom #blogcomingsoon #investMEnt #oneword2019 #proudteachermoment #myteacherlife #lifeofthePD #teachersofinstagram #spanishteachers #languagelovers #languagelearners
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    🥁 Drum roll, please. 📸
    ... Goes to first block, Spanish 1!👏🏾
    What an amazing job they did for our first full week back to school! #proudteachermoment
    We've been without internet all week, so I've been throwing it waaayyyy back with lesson planning on paper - copies, sentence strips, traditional bell work... 🤦🏾‍♀️ but we've been chatting it up in the target language, and that's what I've enjoyed the most.

    I gave the first real summative assessment Friday and wish I could tell you everyone scored 80% or above! But, I will celebrate what they CAN do and build on their learning to progress from there! 👌🏾 What did they show/ tell me:
    1) They want to learn the language but it's just A LOT to take in.🗣 Their words = TRUTH.

    2) They were able to pair nouns with verbs from our movie talk/clip chat vocabulary, which means,
    3) Their comprehension of the story is probably at a 75-90%. 4) They're trusting each other more but still sifting their way through REALLY depending on each other instead of me, which means I'll do some more STEM/STEAM 🔎🖇➕ team-building activities next week!
    5) They respect OUR classroom culture. It's just the first week and yes we've gone over norms and yes, I've had to raise my voice a few times to rejoin the group. But overall, we use our attention getters and they're eager to learn!

    On to the next! Here's to a great start! What is your most #proudteachermoment from last week? 👇🏾 Drop comments.
    #notjustaclassroom #blogcomingsoon #investMEnt #oneword2019 #proudteachermoment #myteacherlife #lifeofthePD #teachersofinstagram #spanishteachers #languagelovers #languagelearners

  •  11  2  18 August, 2019
  • 📣 This is that one picture of when a former student comes to say hello and you stop everything to cherish the moment!📸
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I was JUST talking about this young man the other day with a coworker: explaining how proud I am of him and his journey with me in Spanish class - both of us (the student and I) new to TCI (teaching with comprehensible input). ➡️ His #oneword2019 was POSSIBLE. We did several activities at the start of the spring semester to hone in on how he'd live out this word during the school year and hopefully for the remainder of 2019 - from creating @adobespark images to recording on @flipgrid and #HyperDocs reflections. Every time he wrote or spoke, he was to explain why POSSIBLE was his 1word and how he'd apply it to our class and the school year. ➡️ With my coworker, I shared my enthusiasm for his and his classmates' learning Spanish. A black male from a small town learning Spanish with me, and speaking it, writing it, reading it all semester long!!!! You better believe ALL THINGS are POSSIBLE!🙏🏾👊🏾 ➡️ Fast forward to yesterday. He's holding his diploma only because he needed to make copies for his new journey to Jackson State University!🏈🙌🏾
So, I put down my glue gun and stapler (teacher life) and we took a picture! 🥰 What a great start to the week! I guess it's one of the reasons why I'm still here... despite all the other EXTRA that happens in one school day.🙄 ➡️ Currently creating an anchor chart and mapping out how to create buy-in with all teachers using the Pineapple Chart method for peer observations.🍍 Anyone tried or familiar with it? Drop some Tuesday Thoughts below about why you're STILL in education or at a specific location, or what you know about this method. 👇🏾 #notjustaclassroom #blogcomingsoon #investMEnt #oneword2019 #lategram #MondayMotivation #TuesdayThoughts #citeachers #BlackWLteachers #teachersofinstagram #myteacherlife #pineapplechart #teacherleaders #itsmyplanningperiod #dontatmecuzimworking
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    📣 This is that one picture of when a former student comes to say hello and you stop everything to cherish the moment!📸
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    I was JUST talking about this young man the other day with a coworker: explaining how proud I am of him and his journey with me in Spanish class - both of us (the student and I) new to TCI (teaching with comprehensible input). ➡️ His #oneword2019 was POSSIBLE. We did several activities at the start of the spring semester to hone in on how he'd live out this word during the school year and hopefully for the remainder of 2019 - from creating @adobespark images to recording on @flipgrid and #HyperDocs reflections. Every time he wrote or spoke, he was to explain why POSSIBLE was his 1word and how he'd apply it to our class and the school year. ➡️ With my coworker, I shared my enthusiasm for his and his classmates' learning Spanish. A black male from a small town learning Spanish with me, and speaking it, writing it, reading it all semester long!!!! You better believe ALL THINGS are POSSIBLE!🙏🏾👊🏾 ➡️ Fast forward to yesterday. He's holding his diploma only because he needed to make copies for his new journey to Jackson State University!🏈🙌🏾
    So, I put down my glue gun and stapler (teacher life) and we took a picture! 🥰 What a great start to the week! I guess it's one of the reasons why I'm still here... despite all the other EXTRA that happens in one school day.🙄 ➡️ Currently creating an anchor chart and mapping out how to create buy-in with all teachers using the Pineapple Chart method for peer observations.🍍 Anyone tried or familiar with it? Drop some Tuesday Thoughts below about why you're STILL in education or at a specific location, or what you know about this method. 👇🏾 #notjustaclassroom #blogcomingsoon #investMEnt #oneword2019 #lategram #MondayMotivation #TuesdayThoughts #citeachers #BlackWLteachers #teachersofinstagram #myteacherlife #pineapplechart #teacherleaders #itsmyplanningperiod #dontatmecuzimworking

  •  34  0  13 August, 2019
  • When I started Speak Up, I spent time doing two things: ⁣⁣
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📄 I wrote a business plan⁣⁣
🎨 I made this picture in Photoshop⁣⁣
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Confession: I definitely spent longer working on the picture. ⁣⁣
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It has hung in my studio from the very beginning, and it never fails to capture the attention of our students. Children young and old love spotting all the different characters, and remembering their favourite stories. ⁣⁣
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Who can you see?
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    When I started Speak Up, I spent time doing two things: ⁣⁣
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    📄 I wrote a business plan⁣⁣
    🎨 I made this picture in Photoshop⁣⁣
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    Confession: I definitely spent longer working on the picture. ⁣⁣
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    It has hung in my studio from the very beginning, and it never fails to capture the attention of our students. Children young and old love spotting all the different characters, and remembering their favourite stories. ⁣⁣
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    Who can you see?

  •  19  1  9 August, 2019
  • I know so many of you are here for my ‘Good Morning Teachers!’ insta-stories, my goofs and good laughs, and for tips in being a VIPKid teacher BUT I want to share another (kind of) new part of my life that I am starting today 💪🏼 Today I am starting my journey as a health and fitness coach and I am so excited about it! To be honest with you, I tried being one almost a year ago exactly and quit because it wasn’t the right time in my life to do it but now, now I’m ready to go all in and do this 🤘🏼
I know the stigma behind this type of thing, I know the opinions that people have towards this life choice. I DON’T CARE. I am doing this for ME, for my FAMILY, and for the betterment of my LIFE. I am ready to dedicate the time, the effort, and the energy to make a positive change in my life and I want to share it with you to hopefully inspire you to do the same ✨
SO, my feed might change a little. You will see more parts of my life, more parts of this self-improvement thing I’m going to venture into. I hope that doesn’t put you off and make you leave. I share to inspire, motivate, and encourage you to maybe do the same. It’s never to late to start over, to try again, to work on being better. All the teacher stuff will stay, just a little bit more will be mixed in too. I hope that’s okay. If you want this too, drop a comment or shoot me a message. I would love to have some teacher friends join me in this journey ☺️ Thanks for always being so supportive in all my journeys, you guys are the best 🧡
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    I know so many of you are here for my ‘Good Morning Teachers!’ insta-stories, my goofs and good laughs, and for tips in being a VIPKid teacher BUT I want to share another (kind of) new part of my life that I am starting today 💪🏼 Today I am starting my journey as a health and fitness coach and I am so excited about it! To be honest with you, I tried being one almost a year ago exactly and quit because it wasn’t the right time in my life to do it but now, now I’m ready to go all in and do this 🤘🏼
    I know the stigma behind this type of thing, I know the opinions that people have towards this life choice. I DON’T CARE. I am doing this for ME, for my FAMILY, and for the betterment of my LIFE. I am ready to dedicate the time, the effort, and the energy to make a positive change in my life and I want to share it with you to hopefully inspire you to do the same ✨
    SO, my feed might change a little. You will see more parts of my life, more parts of this self-improvement thing I’m going to venture into. I hope that doesn’t put you off and make you leave. I share to inspire, motivate, and encourage you to maybe do the same. It’s never to late to start over, to try again, to work on being better. All the teacher stuff will stay, just a little bit more will be mixed in too. I hope that’s okay. If you want this too, drop a comment or shoot me a message. I would love to have some teacher friends join me in this journey ☺️ Thanks for always being so supportive in all my journeys, you guys are the best 🧡
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    #vipkid #vipkidteacher #vipkidteacherlife #teacher #teacherlife #myteacherlife #myvipkidlife #vipkidworkoutbuddies #myhealthylife #thisnewjourney #teamconfidentlyfit #thevipkidlife

  •  152  49  8 August, 2019
  • I recently decided to apply to GoGoKid even though I have been fully booked with VIPKID. 🙌🏻 I just posted a new YouTube video about why I decided to do this. Link to the video is in my bio.
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    @vipkid_teacherhaley

    I recently decided to apply to GoGoKid even though I have been fully booked with VIPKID. 🙌🏻 I just posted a new YouTube video about why I decided to do this. Link to the video is in my bio.

  •  22  1  2 August, 2019

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  • Happy teacher. Happy mornings. Happy life. 🧡 Guys, I don’t think I have ever shared this here but I feel like I need to so you can know me a little better...💭
Last year at this time I was so lost and confused and unsure of what I was doing. I had graduated from school thinking I wanted to be a B&M teacher and when no one called me from the 10+ schools I’d applied to, I was broken. I couldn’t get out of bed, I was running out of money, and if it weren’t for my amazing fiancé, I wouldn’t have been able to afford to live. I had always been the person with a plan & when that all went out the window, I was lost in the most uncomfortable way. 😖
Then I found VIPKid and started getting booked. I started making money on my time and I found a new purpose. At the same time, I got promoted to manager at my retail job I had been grinding at for over five years. Everything started turning around for me and I had found a path to walk on again 🌻 Fast forward to now, I work two jobs I love and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I get up every morning excited for a new day and a new chance to live a wonderful life. 
I share this for those of you who might be struggling. Those of you who might manage to get out of bed to teach but return to bed right after. It’s okay if you can’t face the day or you feel so lost, that you don’t know where to look next. I promise you, things will turn around. It will get better. Keep pushing and keep your head up 🧡 You can get through this 💪🏼
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    Happy teacher. Happy mornings. Happy life. 🧡 Guys, I don’t think I have ever shared this here but I feel like I need to so you can know me a little better...💭
    Last year at this time I was so lost and confused and unsure of what I was doing. I had graduated from school thinking I wanted to be a B&M teacher and when no one called me from the 10+ schools I’d applied to, I was broken. I couldn’t get out of bed, I was running out of money, and if it weren’t for my amazing fiancé, I wouldn’t have been able to afford to live. I had always been the person with a plan & when that all went out the window, I was lost in the most uncomfortable way. 😖
    Then I found VIPKid and started getting booked. I started making money on my time and I found a new purpose. At the same time, I got promoted to manager at my retail job I had been grinding at for over five years. Everything started turning around for me and I had found a path to walk on again 🌻 Fast forward to now, I work two jobs I love and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I get up every morning excited for a new day and a new chance to live a wonderful life.
    I share this for those of you who might be struggling. Those of you who might manage to get out of bed to teach but return to bed right after. It’s okay if you can’t face the day or you feel so lost, that you don’t know where to look next. I promise you, things will turn around. It will get better. Keep pushing and keep your head up 🧡 You can get through this 💪🏼
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    #vipkid #vipkidteacher #vipkidclassroom #vipkidteachers #vipkidlife #myvipkidlife #myteacherlife #myvipkidjourney #lovevipkid #vipkidlife

  •  193  24  17 July, 2019
  • So a few days ago I posted this message on my WeChat as I wanted the parents who I’ve connected to know why my schedule will be different in a few weeks! 💍 Lots of them commented lovely, kind things but I did not expect to get a special message in class from one of my very favorite regulars 😭💕 Swipe & listen closely to her message she had to translate to tell me 😂 You guys, I could have actually cried at 6AM this morning because of how much love I felt 🧡 This sweet 8 year old girl who lives on the opposite side of the world is so near and dear to my heart and I can tell how special I am to her too 👯‍♀️ I know we all have students like this SO drop a joyful moment you’ve had recently in the comments so we can all cry big happy tears together 😭🧡
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    So a few days ago I posted this message on my WeChat as I wanted the parents who I’ve connected to know why my schedule will be different in a few weeks! 💍 Lots of them commented lovely, kind things but I did not expect to get a special message in class from one of my very favorite regulars 😭💕 Swipe & listen closely to her message she had to translate to tell me 😂 You guys, I could have actually cried at 6AM this morning because of how much love I felt 🧡 This sweet 8 year old girl who lives on the opposite side of the world is so near and dear to my heart and I can tell how special I am to her too 👯‍♀️ I know we all have students like this SO drop a joyful moment you’ve had recently in the comments so we can all cry big happy tears together 😭🧡
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  •  124  12  15 July, 2019
  • Travel makes me a better more open minded teacher! •
More so than ever before in my career, this year Ive gotten a lot of slack for “taking summers off”. Ive decided to tune it out because I know I work hard all year so that I CAN have two weeks off in the summer... because yes, I still teach and work and plan and prepare for the following year, during those extra weeks that I’m not getting paid. If you’re not a teacher, remember how hard teachers work during the school year. We don’t teach a 9-5 job. We’re there early, and late, and on weekends. Many of us have second and third jobs. We’re nurses and counselors, we deal with parents and admin. We love our jobs and deserve some time to recover before we start all over again after summer!
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    Travel makes me a better more open minded teacher! •
    More so than ever before in my career, this year Ive gotten a lot of slack for “taking summers off”. Ive decided to tune it out because I know I work hard all year so that I CAN have two weeks off in the summer... because yes, I still teach and work and plan and prepare for the following year, during those extra weeks that I’m not getting paid. If you’re not a teacher, remember how hard teachers work during the school year. We don’t teach a 9-5 job. We’re there early, and late, and on weekends. Many of us have second and third jobs. We’re nurses and counselors, we deal with parents and admin. We love our jobs and deserve some time to recover before we start all over again after summer!



    #bekind #solucky #ilovemyjob #travel #firstgradeteacher #iworkinthesummertoo #travelteacher #teacherswhotravel #myteacherlife #workhard #teacherselfcare

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