As an English teacher, I’ve always found it important to be a reader. When I was in school, I always respected the teachers who had the most passion for their content area. I always wanted to be the … [Read more...] about I Read 50 Books in 2017. Here are my Top 10.
My first years of teaching, I started to feel bad when I had neglected to assign homework for any significant period of time. I didn't feel bad because I thought I was doing the kids a disservice; it … [Read more...] about Humbug! Why I Don’t Send Home Holiday Homework
Students are desperate to take pictures of the board rather than writing things down. They beg to use laptops to email themselves notes. Here’s why I don’t let them. When students write their notes … [Read more...] about Why My Students have to Hand Write their Notes
Immigration is a hot topic. Students are becoming more and more interested in the plight of American Immigrants and Syrian refugees as they watch the news and hear politicians speaking about it. … [Read more...] about The Best Books and Movies about Immigration for Kids
I've been a special education teacher for 6 years now. Actually, we're all special education teachers, as my first principal liked to say (she was right!). The thing I always struggled with the most … [Read more...] about The Writing Strategy that Transformed my Classroom