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A Collection of Mentor Texts Ideal for Teaching Poetry Elements

“Keep A Poem In Your Pocket” In her first two stanzas, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers... Read More

Amazing Books and Collections for Women’s History

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow and we are its makers.”  Juliette... Read More

Top 12 Mentor Text Used To Teach Different Types of Poetry

O Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou Romeo?  Well… perhaps Romeo, Romeo isn’t thy cup of... Read More

12 Cinderella Stories from Around the World

“A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” What comes to mind when you read... Read More

Effective Mentor Texts to Help Students See Proper Punctuation

Let’s Eat Grandma!  What??! So, so sorry, dear reader. Please pardon my mistake. I wasn’t... Read More

Amazing Mentor Text to Teach Character Traits

Teaching character traits and character development is so much easier using mentor text! In rich... Read More

How to Effectively Use Mentor Texts in the Classroom

Mentor texts have made my life as a teacher so much easier! They provide skillful,... Read More


Teaching students how to use Word Choice in their writing can be difficult. Often times... Read More

How to Help Students With SMART Goals

Do you know what fraction of people keep their New Year’s resolutions? According to various... Read More

Remarkable Principals Who Know How to Make a Difference

While I was writing a post about PRINCIPALS- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCHOOL... Read More


Administrators, do you want your school rockin’? Take a moment to think about your school... Read More

How to Keep Students Engaged During the Holidays

Have you ever called on students and they look at you like a deer in... Read More

5 Fun Ideas for a Virtual Holiday Party

Having a holiday party with your class might be looking a little challenging right now.... Read More

What You NEED to Know About Student Learning (Part Three)

In the previous two parts of this series, we talked about getting to know your... Read More

What You NEED to Know About Student Learning (Part Two)

Knowing your students is a large part of establishing how you can best teach them.... Read More

What You NEED to Know About Student Learning

Although being a master of your subject area is crucial for effective teaching, knowing how... Read More

5 Tips to Make Teaching Easier with Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an awesome teaching tool that can help you deliver remote or in-person... Read More

Getting Started with Google Classroom: The Teacher Basics

Are you nervous about the direction digital or remote learning is going? Perhaps it’s because... Read More

Six Ways to Use Close Reading in Your Classroom

In this fast-paced age, it’s hard for students to take time to do anything. Reading... Read More