So, here we are again! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please feel free to click here to read Part 1 of Climbing a Volcano! We left off our dramatic adventure at the start of our hike up Volcán Turrialba. I'll be honest and admit that I was a little nervous. My … Continue reading Climbing a Volcano: Part 2
Climbing a Volcano: Part 1
Well hello there! It's been quite a while since my last post! I suppose a worldwide pandemic will do that. I have plans to write another post about living in Costa Rica during a pandemic, so I won't go into detail here. However, I will say that I am grateful that outdoor activities are allowed, … Continue reading Climbing a Volcano: Part 1
Hello! It's been quite some time since my last blog! I have been trying to write this one all week, but for some reason, I am blocked. So, without any grand ado, I'm going to jump right into it! ¡Hola! Desde hace mucho tiempo he escrito un post! He estado intentando escribir este toda la … Continue reading Chirripó!
Una escapadita perfecta
This post is a bit of a #latergram, since it's about a trip from over a week ago, but I've been too lazy to write until now. Este post es un poquito de #latergram porque es sobre un viaje desde hace una semana, pero he estado perezosa y no lo escribí hasta ahora. Last weekend, … Continue reading Una escapadita perfecta
La Romería de la Virgen de los Ángeles
Hola! It's been forever!! Looking back at last year, I realized that I've used this blog more for teaching conferences than for travel stuff! One of my goals this year is to get back on track with writing more posts. And since I did something new today, I figure I may as well write one … Continue reading La Romería de la Virgen de los Ángeles
#TriConf17: Day 5 Keynote
Link to the archive of social media learning by Tri-Association Keynote: Douglas Fisher Study skills that work First, don't make study skills a separate class! repeated reading When students read the material more than once, learning improves. They won't do it automatically on a test like the SAT unless they are practicing it all year … Continue reading #TriConf17: Day 5 Keynote
#TriCon17 Preconference: Projects, Capstones, Quests
Session description here. Day 1 We started the session by talking about 16 Habits of Mind and reflecting a bit on ourselves and our students as learners. Purpose and Pedagogy When thinking about pedagogy, think of these three clusters: Antiquated: What to cut? Classical: What to keep? (It's not old; it's timeless!) Contemporary: What to … Continue reading #TriCon17 Preconference: Projects, Capstones, Quests
Hola! I would love to make this a bilingual post, but I am battling a head cold or some obnoxious allergies, and I want to sleep, so this will be quick and in English only. This past weekend was a long one due to Costa Rican Independence Day on September 15. There was a whole … Continue reading Tortuguero!
Hola! This weekend I went to Monteverde with my friends Brian and Pod, and I figured I should blog about it since it was something new! Big shoutout to Brian and Pod for making it an awesome weekend filled with adventure! Hola! El fin pasado fui a Monteverde con mis amigos Brian y Pod, y … Continue reading Monteverde
Qué lindo es este país
Hola! It's been a while, so I thought I'd catch up a bit! The last time I wrote was after my cooking class in Guatemala, and since then I am back into the full swing of things at home and work this semester. There are less than two months left before IB exams (seniors are … Continue reading Qué lindo es este país