Friends, it doesn't get better than this.  For the next two days, if you search the hashtag #Newstart23 on TeachersPayTeachers, you...
  Some students are very curious about climate change.  Others can be frightened by it.  In two of these books, plot twists take students to...
  You can read picture books to sixth graders.  For fun.  To teach a lesson.  To expand their horizons.   That's why The Carpenter's...
We're entering the busiest time of the year in most classrooms.  Door decorating, holiday concerts, special events, you name it!  The ex...
  "I want to write, I just don't know what to write about." Sometimes it's hard for kids to get invested in writing, espec...
  Let's be real.  I'm not a gamer.  But I could totally visualize what was happening in this book and I know my students would love ...
  November.  Kids know the routines.   For the most part.   The thrill of the new school year wore off a while back.   Thanksgiving is comin...
Thanks to #NetGalley for an ARC of Ezra Exposed , which brings to light the important topic of kids on social media. Kids love to play games...
 " I know what an adjective is...but I can't explain it in words."  Upper elementary and middle school teachers quietly sigh. ...
  "Are we writing today?"   "No, not today.  We write on Fridays, remember? {Insert sad face} How many times do your students...
  "So, how would you describe Melody in Out of My Mind?" "Nice." "Persistent." Sigh. Teaching character traits...
 Have you read Out of My Mind to your students?  I did for several years, and the wonder and indignation they felt on her behalf was palpabl...
  Have I ever told you how much I hated reading logs?  When my kids were little and I was supposed to sign them every day (!) I would get an...
What does it mean to be a hero?  Are there times when it's okay to make taking care of yourself more important than taking care of other...
It can be hard to keep kids interested in writing.  But what if there were a place that challenged your students with word sprints or dares?...
 My first year of teaching was in 2001.  I was a three-week-old teacher when terrorists hit the World Trade Center.                         ...
  I've been pretty persistent in blogging these last few days because I know you'll be thrilled with the ELA bundle you buy!  There&...
  There's so much that's new swirling around them at the beginning of the year that students don't always remember what you'...
In the dreary days of winter, your teacher self will thank your bargain-hunting self for having bought this bundle.   In the dark days of wi...