About a month ago, I received a letter from the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science telling me that I had been selected for their Teacher Appreciation Luncheon which took place this past week. I was beyond thrilled to find out that my former student, Kelly, had named me as a teacher that had helped … More Feeling appreciated!
Last week, I got to experience a little bit of Italian culture right here in Massachusetts. Zucchero, an Italian singer, is on tour of the United States and he did a show in Boston. I have seen him once before in Italy and another time in Rhode Island. So it wasn’t my first show, but … More Zucchero Concert
This past Friday, I had the great opportunity to shadow a Nipmuc student for the day. Katie Salenius volunteered to be shadowed and I was so happy to get to know her and see how she spends her day at Nipmuc. I did not really know Katie before this experience, so it was so nice … More Student Shadowing – My day as a junior
As we have successfully wrapped up Term 1 and are back in the swing of things after a choppy November schedule, I felt it was a great time to check-in with each student in level 1. This was a great opportunity to talk one-on-one with each student and speak about their progress and goals for … More Student check-ins
We have made it a 1/4 of the way through the school year. Hopefully your students have shared with your their progress in class and any areas that they are finding difficult. This is the time of the year to really think about our own performance in school and make adjustments as we go. I … More Term 1 wrap-up!
Bentornati a tutti! Here we go again with another school year. This year is the start of my 10th year at Nipmuc! Doesn’t seem like it has been that long. I hope you all had a great summer and are excited for another fantastic year of Italian. My summer was filled with European travel and … More La fine di un’estate incredibile