The problem Ask any teacher or parent and they will tell you: middle schoolers are terrible at studying. There are two main reasons for this. First, no one has ever taught them how to study. … [Read more...] about Help! My Middle Schoolers Don’t Know How to Study
Paired passages in action! Why should I be teaching paired passages? Let's face it--paired passages are becoming the norm on standardized tests, so students need a chance to practice reading and … [Read more...] about Teaching Paired Passages? Read This First!
Time Timers are my absolute favorite teacher accessory. I have been using them for years, and love the fact that they are so versatile. Time Timers are very low-tech. I find this to be a big benefit. … [Read more...] about 10 Ways I Use a Time Timer in My Classroom
First, I'll say that I wish teachers didn't need side hustles. We should be recognized for our important work and valued as professionals. I also think teachers should take an active role in … [Read more...] about The Best Teacher Side Hustle
Dystopian literature is a staple in most ELA classrooms. Here are some ideas for teaching it and making it more relevant: Watch National Geographic's documentary about North Korea on YouTube and … [Read more...] about Making Dystopian Literature Relevant