Teaching vocabulary makes me stretch my teacher muscles. I want students engaged (of course) and learning. They don’t want to fill out end..
Spring break is over, and the countdowns are on for the end of the school year. This can only mean one thing; people will start asking me ..
Social media has changed our language. Since language is dynamic, include real examples in ELA classrooms.
Language fascinates me. It c..
Animal Farm is a book that I could teach half asleep. (Not that I would. I enjoy the content, and love it too much). I feel that I’m passi..
Teaching is a profession like no other one. The requirements, the close working with young people… it’s different than others.
The longer I teach (and the more I write and blog in my personal life), the more convinced I am that brainstorming for high school student..
Conflicts in literature. They give our stories movement. Identifying examples for different types – man vs. man, self, nature, society, an..
Coloring sheets for older students seem to be the rage. And popular fads can be productive, beneficial fads.
My Facebook feed has gobs ..
As a secondary teacher, I have two first days of school: one in August, the other in January. More hoopla surrounds August; students are p..
Goal setting with students for standardizing testing has been a quick lesson tool.
I currently teach ACT prep classes. I travel to dif..