You guys, I finally did it. I created a fully customizable HARRY POTTER-theme syllabus template! What nerdy English teacher doesn't need one of these in his/her life?! Also, fun fact about me: I am, like, RIDE-OR-DIE Harry Potter fan level. I got a Deathly Hallows tattoo about three years ago. I love when people recognize it because... Continue Reading →

New Product! Syllabus Template #9

My creative juices were flowing this weekend, and I'm really excited to share my newest syllabus template just in time for the new school year! This fully customizable Google Drawings document will allow you to make it your own. Add your own text, change fonts and colors, and move elements to suit your syllabus needs.... Continue Reading →

Advice for a First-Year Teacher

I had a super sweet first-year teacher send me an email asking for advice on her upcoming year. I was flattered, to say the least, that someone thought of me as having some sage wisdom to impart about my adventures in teaching. After all, I'm sure anyone teaching for 5+ years can still remember their... Continue Reading →

Back-to-School Writing

We've all been there. As students and teachers. "Tell me about your summer!" Stares. A few random hands. About 12 stories involving Panama City Beach. Sure, it's fun to hear about your students' summers (you definitely learn a lot about them based on the answers, for sure). But the topic can also be a bit... Continue Reading →

Not Your Mama’s Syllabus

I'm a big proponent of the Teachers Pay Teachers website. Why? Reinventing the wheel is silly! There are so many thoughtful resources available for almost any unit or lesson you're planning on TPT. There are some REALLY creative teachers out there! Every time I log on, I am blown away by the engaging lessons that... Continue Reading →

3 ELA Favorites in Google Classroom

There's a lot of digital tools available to teachers, and as a teacher who isn't too far removed from college, I'd have to say that Google Classroom (and the entire Apps for Education suite, really) has been life changing for me. I spent my entire college career, like most people who have been at a... Continue Reading →

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