Links and Lattes

Links and Lattes

Good morning, TpT colleagues.

Chilly and rainy – that’s the forecast today. I know around the end of August I’ll yearn for hoodies and yoga pants, but right now, I want warm weather. And cute dresses with even cuter sandals.

Links and Lattes.

I read gobs this week. Here is what stayed with me.

1. Bulletin boards.

I started pinning bulletin board images. This burlap border is adorable.. so is this Minecraft bulletin board… and Shakespeare one… not to mention this high school English classroom.

2. Canadian teachers.

Teaching is a Gift has a roundup of Canadian teachers with blogs and stores. I recognized some familiar faces on the list and I’m a sucker for roundups of any sort.

3. Brilliant or Insane.

Ah, Time. Mark Barnes wrote “Rotten Journalism: 4 Ways Time Magazine Misrepresents Teachers” for us, so we don’t have to bother.

4. Common Core Alignment.

The Cornerstone has 5 questions to ask before buying into any “Common-Core aligned product.” She includes that humans should decide on the standards, not computers. Read the rest of her list here.

5. Book Reports.

“20 ways to encourage students to interact with texts” provides (twenty) alternatives to book reports. The option “create a character scrapbook” is talking to me. I love making scrapbooks and I immediately thought of a dozen characters that need me to make them scrapbooks.

B's Book Love.

Last week, B’s Book Love “Tiny House Transcendentalists Project” had the most clicks. If I ever teach American literature again, I’m going to use that. I never put the tiny house movement together with transcendentalism – but it works.

Here is the linky for the last week in April. Please link up a secondary product or blog post. Have a beautiful week.


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