Mrs. Love is extra. Happy.

Needed to take a moment and capture the first two weeks at my new school: I love teaching ELA/History again! Great and wonderful things: 8th-grade scholars (not students, scholars) who […]

Authors to shelve.

If I had one wish for secondary teachers it’s that they would stop confusing Ayn Rand with someone who was a good writer/thinker. I am not suggesting stop teaching her […]

Designing Teachers

*The featured image is from my colleague’s Ben’s room. He and his partner created an amazing space for his students: this is the huge wall to display the projector, and […]

Tell your story.

You’re 8 years old. Your 3rd grade class orders chinese food & your father delivers it. You are so excited to see your pops in school. He’s your hero. But […]

Summer Series of Saves: Discuss, please

Twitter, well, Twitter is a lot of things but it does provide some great discussion/debate threads if you’re patient to find the gems. Here are five threads that gave me […]

Student Writing: Blogs

This post is a bit specific, written for a colleague: if none of this helps you, swipe on by. The question is how to start student blogging and grading with […]

Summer Series of Saves: It’s not just you.

Is anyone else finding that social media/cell phones have completely altered their capacity to read books and concentrate on multi-page sequences? It’s become a major problem… — Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) […]

School Shopping.

Is Teachers Pay Teachers “bad?” And why do I have an image of my #ProjectLIT progress? I’ll pull it all together, promise. I believe that as a whole TPT is […]

The Writer’s Retreat

  Deliciously, when many teachers around the nation are going back to school, this is sweet revenge for those of us who do not return until the last week of […]

Summer Series of Saves: The Weight of Lies

My burning question: What does living with constant, unrelenting lies do to the human brain/learner? John Brennan’s tweet made me consider this from an educator’s point of view. Take away […]

ProjectLIT

Please donate. I know this is a hard ask. I am asking for a lot of books. Books that are wonderful. Books that are both mirrors and windows. Books where […]

Summer Series of Saves: Art

i am too scatter-brained to post every #fanartfriday so im just gonna periodically drop the EPIC #childrenofbloodandbone fan art you guys create! #cbb started b/c I saw magical art of […]

Walkabout

I am so doing this. There are badges involved. https://www.lrng.org/open-doors-and-boundaries/playlist/write-out-we-make-the-road-by-walking-/onlineXp/xp-1-wander