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 →

What We Read: An 8th Grade Overview

I'm very much a creature of habit, but when it comes to my classroom and the texts we read, I'm always looking for new material. One major change that my school corporation has implemented over the last several years was a push to have a more standardized curriculum; that means that, for example, all 8th... Continue Reading →

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