This was a simple idea from from Amy Gordon, What’s your one word? I had my Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2 class post their “una palabra” to describe their goal or mindset for the coming semester. Students have posted “una palabra” to our wall in Wallwisher. So what’s the next step? Simple, now students will write about their “palabra”, why they choose it and how they expect to better their effort because of their new “palabra”. Later toward the end of the semester they can reflect back and see if they held true to their “palabra”. Students will post their papers to our class Tumblr page. Two weeks into the new semester, student effort seems to reflect what they wrote on the wall.