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Rachelle Dene Poth I have been teaching there for 18 years. I am also the Spanish Club Sponsor, the Foreign Language Department Chair and a Member of the Technology Committee. I enjoy finding new ways to use technology with my students and my purpose is to provide a variety of experiences for them that are more than just learning the language of Spanish.

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7 Simple Exercises That Will Transform Your Body in Just 4 Weeks The new year has arrived, and with it, thoughts about getting fit and ready for the spring. However, these intentions tend to not last as long as we would like them to. To get you in shape, we at Bright Side have come up with some simple exercises that will change how you look in as little as four weeks. You won’t have to go to the gym or buy any special equipment — all you need is determination and ten minutes a day. Plank Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps By Glen C. Strathy How would you like to create a plot outline for your novel in less than an hour that is emotionally compelling and dramatically sound? It's easier than you think. The secret is to incorporate the 8 Basic Plot Elements. Starting with your story idea, you only need to make eight choices to ensure the plot of your future novel hangs together in a meaningful way.

Blue Egg 3 I created this bulletin board last year based on one I had seen on Pinterest. In my opinion, it was the BEST bulletin board I have ever had in my class! Why you ask? We (both the students and I) referenced it all year as we endeavored to “Change Our Mindsets”! Having the growth mindset language “in our faces” really helped us to internalize the LANGUAGE! As we all prepare to start back to school, I though I would share it. Brilliant toilet! In this activity, students hear about a strange restaurant recommendation. They watch a video in which Paul talks about a friend’s suggestion to visit a new restaurant in town specifically because of its brilliant toilet. But what could be so special about a toilet? And why is Paul offended by the recommendation? Language level: Intermediate + (B1)Learner type: Teens; AdultsTime: 45 minutesActivity: Reading and speakingTopic: RestaurantsLanguage: Evaluative adjectives (brilliant, wonderful, unbelievable, great, etc.)Materials: Video; worksheetBrilliant toilet [downloaded 4752 times]

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22 Handy Slack Hacks Everyone Should Know — ReadThink (by HubSpot) 22 Handy Slack Hacks Everyone Should Know By: Carly Stec A couple months ago, the HubSpot team made the switch to Slack (one of the hottest real-time messaging apps on the market). Initially, it was hard to get used to uttering phrases like “Just Slack me” or “We were Slacking” in passing. But once we got more comfortable with the platform, we started to realize just how powerful it really is. The more we used Slack, the better our discoveries got — GIFs, reminders, files … they were all just a click or two away.

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