I love pens. I’m a bit obsessed actually. My poor husband will come to me with a shopping list, ready and willing to go grocery shopping and my response is, “Is that my flair pen?” I am always striving to be organized. I was always in trouble for having a messy room growing up. But, […]
Language Arts sets the foundation for success. Teaching students to read and write gives them the skill they will need in other subjects and in life.
Have you spent hours reading quotes on Pinterest? Maybe it’s just me. Before Pinterest, I even found myself going down the quote rabbit hole. What is it about quotes? I think my love of quotes comes from the that moment when you recognize something you’ve thought being said beautifully by someone you’ve never met. They […]
Do you work with English Language Learners? Do you have students struggling with writing? These tips will help all your students especially those learning to speak and write in English as a second language (or third, or fourth…). Teaching English Language Learners In 2002, I moved to a school with more than 80% English Language […]
Kids are talking about race right now. Many of them are scared. Many are repeating things they’ve heard on TV and at home. As teachers, we should bring those conversations into the classroom to provide a safe place to discuss and learn. Let’s work to build a welcoming classroom community. This post contains affiliate links […]
Digital Intervention. How can we, as teachers, use technology to reach our struggling students and meet their individual needs? First, take a look at this video that introduces the 6 benefits for Digital Intervention in the Google Classroom. The first time I used Google Docs during intervention, I was immediately struck by the ways I […]