I gave up TPT. It is a fabulous site for teachers to sell their fantastic creations. I just don't have the time to keep up on the upcoming site sales, sales tax collection issues, Easel, and All. The. Things. I also realized what I love most is when I can find free downloadable plans, resources,… Continue reading FREE Learning Tools
Category: Engaged Classroom
First Week of School: Do What’s Necessary For the Best Year Yet
The cliche, “If you shoot at nothing, you’ll hit it every time,” applies to learning, too.
Secondary ELA Décor Ideas
Our choices in classroom decor set the tone for our student’s learning. It’s important. Even though I’m not matchy-matchy, I strive to create a warm, inviting environment for learning. Three concepts I keep in mind: lighting, simplicity, and content.
The Value of Reflection
Reflection is kind of a buzz word in education circles, but I think depth exists when we properly apply reflection to our teaching practices. It is easy to hop onto the treadmill of teaching day in and day out. Before we know it, we blink and a week, month, quarter, semester, and year have gone… Continue reading The Value of Reflection
Tech Review: Flippity.net
I'm pretty sure I heard music from heaven once I clicked the link to make sure the flashcards would work, and they did.