A lot of people think teachers are heroes. I usually agree. But for me, there are a few who have taken teaching to a new level by teaching me how to be a better teacher. Sounds like an Abbott and Costello routine, doesn't it? Seriously though, I am at a point in my life where… Continue reading Teacher Heroes- People that make my world a better place
Yesterday was Shakespeare's birthday, and I can't go without mentioning it. I AM an English teacher after all. From reading The Tempest in 8th grade, Hamlet and Macbeth in high school, to teaching Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, and The Merchant of Venice, I can truly say I am a fan. There is… Continue reading In Honor of The Bard-Celebrating Shakespeare
A teacher friend of mine share a Bored Teachers post called "14 Types of Teachers You're Sure to Find in Any School". She posted the numbers that described her, and I did the same. Just so you know, I'm 1, 5, and 11. Sometimes 7. So yeah, I'm THAT teacher. Let me explain with a… Continue reading Yep, I’m THAT Teacher- Type A, All the Way!
Adopting a new textbook is a wonderful time in a school family's life. Just think- you're seeing this brand new baby curriculum in all its sales pitch glory. Shiny new boxes with video screens. Bags, backpacks, crisp, new books and consumables, online platforms- it's enough to make any teacher's head spin! Look at this one!… Continue reading Oh, look! It’s a brand new baby…curriculum! It must be adoption time, huh?
Last month, I started my very first DonorsChoose campaign to try and raise money for hardcover literature circle novels. I figured it was go big or go home, right? I mean, we all know that hardcover is significantly more expensive than paperback, but that's because they last longer. Especially in middle school! For the first… Continue reading DonorsChoose- Does this really work for people? *Snark alert*