Edgenuity - Sra. / Mme Barraza

Spanish and French Instructor Newsletter

When does my semester end?

Some of you may be interested in knowing how you know how to pace yourself or when you will know when your semester is to end.

Your "snapshot" area should help to keep you on pace. Check it regularly to see if you are on track or totally off....Let me know anytime you have any questions.

Our courses are originally set up for a 90 day semester. If you have fewer than 90 days in your semester, you will need to more than one "lesson box" per day. If you have about 90, then you will need to do at least one lesson box per day. Best results in language courses are when students do work daily. It really takes that consistent repetition to get language and patterns down well and be able to internalize the vocabulary to use it on assignments and in your daily life.

Sra. Barraza loves Renaissance Festivals

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Attended Ren Fest last weekend...

Sra. Barraza and Javier attended the KC Renaissance Festival this past weekend....here you can see how Sra. Barraza and Javier attend Renaissance Festivals each year. Super fun! This one kind of got rained out but it was a super fun time and an all around great weekend!
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Study Hall - Open Daily

Monday, Oct. 16th, 11:45am

This is an online event.

Study Hall is open daily - The link is in my e-mail signature and posted here. Please attend if you have questions and are needing help - I look forward to seeing you there and getting you going in your online course.


Study Hall is open daily at 11:30 (or so)- 12:45 (It is generally 11:45 CST before I get it open.)

Check Grades!

If you are not doing this already, please remember to check your feedback from me so you know why you are earning the grades you are earning! This is a very important part of our work together. I leave your feedback both IN the assignment submission area in your course and in an e-mail message to you so you should be receiving that and you can surely ask questions if you have them. I always look forward to knowing how I might help you better.

With questions, please be sure to make them real questions. it is difficult to answer "I don't understand".....

Mme / Sra. Barraza

Meet Sra. Barraza / Mme Barraza

I have been with Edgenuity teaching Spanish and French for several years now. I began my teaching career back in 1987 in Cunningham, Kansas and have been teaching Spanish and French ever since! I continue to teach face to face in Eureka, KS, where I have been for 28 years now! I have a deep passion for travel and love to do so with my husband and my children whenever we can! My children are Joshua, age 27 and Micaela, age 23. My husband is Javier Barraza from Guadalajara, Mexico, so of course, we love traveling in Mexico but also to other areas.

I have had the great experiences to travel in 15 Spanish speaking foreign countries and two French speaking countries and throughout many of the states of the USA....still lots of places to see and lots of things to do!

I have a Master's degree in Instructional Design & Technology so naturally, these are also real passions for me.

I have enjoyed working with online students in the past and I look forward to working with you this semester in Spanish or French. I make myself available to students via e-mail, text or phone. It will be imperative that we work together closely to resolve any difficulties you all may have as we get going.

It will also help a lot if you ask a complete question. Saying "I don't understand this" is not likely to get a very complete response. Please explain clearly what it is you do not understand.

Various Sra. / Mme Barraza Shots!

These are a variety of pictures of myself on different trips around the world - just so you can get to know who I am and what I like to do!

My Dad Was Married a few years ago in Mexico

I took the week off from school to go to his wedding - this little video clip is a lot of pictures of my new "family"!

Work Daily for Best Success!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I'm new to online learning. What if I don't know how to navigate the website? Your local mentor or teacher is usually your first resource. He/she is typically versed in using our Learning Management System and can answer most "how to" questions. If they don't know, you can always call me after 4:00 pm for assistance. It is pretty easy to use once you get going.
  2. Is it OK to call you? Of course! That's what I'm here for! Don't forget that I do teach in a traditional school during the day, so if you call, please leave a message so I can return your call as soon as possible after school (same for a text).
  3. What if I'm having problems understanding concepts? Help is just a phone call away. You can contact me during regular office hours by phone, text, or e-mail. I am also available by request. Just ask!
  4. How late is too late to call? Please do not call after 9:00 pm You may email or text at anytime, but see question #2.
  5. Can we use online translators? Absolutely not! The use of online translators is a form of plagiarism and students who use them will receive a grade of 0 for that assignment. Trust me, I will know.
  6. How can I be successful in this course? The most important thing you can do is ask questions early and often. If you don't understand something, you must ask me (or another student) for help. Another key to success is keeping pace. It is important that you work daily. It is the expectations that all students are submitting work daily.