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What I’ve Learned From Becoming a TPT Seller

At the end of February of 2017, a colleague of mine told me I should put a grammar game I had made on TPT and sell it. I was familiar with TPT, and had bought a number of things, but I never once considered becoming a seller myself. I wasn't even sure how to go… Continue reading What I’ve Learned From Becoming a TPT Seller

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Finding the Right Match- Going through the interview process

It's hard to interview when there are no applicants! Let me tell you a little about my wonderful school. We are the middle school campus of a charter school. We have about 500 kids in 6th-9th grades, and we cap most of our classes at 25, but we've had to go as high as 27.… Continue reading Finding the Right Match- Going through the interview process

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On the Downhill- Trying to Finish This Year STRONG!

I've been slacking. It's true. Now, I'm definitely not one that people would view as a slacker. I'm uber-organized, I'm constantly doing something, I even serve coffee in my room on Fridays. But every year at about this time I start to kind of check out on the current year to turn my attention to… Continue reading On the Downhill- Trying to Finish This Year STRONG!

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Word of the Year- LIT: Why It’s Perfect For Me

It's the beginning of January, and that only means one thing- time to pick your word of the year. When I first started seeing this trend, I felt like I was not being a good human. I pretty much just try to keep my head on straight most of the time, and all these people… Continue reading Word of the Year- LIT: Why It’s Perfect For Me

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Can you teach an 8th grader?- What it takes to be a secondary teacher

Full disclosure: My new obsession/go-to-Netflix-binge is The Great British Baking Show. There are several reasons why I think this show is utter genius. I learn something new every time I watch. Dough lamination is a thing, choux pastry is not shoe pastry, people like to use passionfruit A LOT, biscuits are cookies, and "I need… Continue reading Can you teach an 8th grader?- What it takes to be a secondary teacher