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How to Offer Differentiation in the Classroom

Differentiation is a hot topic in the current teaching environment. Many teachers feel stressed at... Read More

Teachers, How to REALLY Balance Work and Life

Work/life balance has become a hot topic for every profession. It seems adults are losing... Read More

How to Rock Your Writing Instruction

Are you looking for ways to ROCK your writing instruction? You’ve found the right person... Read More

Mystery Book List for Upper Elementary

Are you looking for great literature to introduce your upper elementary students to mysteries? I’ve... Read More

Danger: What Happens When You Don’t Teach Writing

You decide to skip over writing instruction. You squeeze in some writing prompts or writing... Read More

5 Habits of an Effective Teacher

An effective teacher is someone who makes a positive impact on his or her students.... Read More

Self-Care Tips that Support Selfless Teachers

It is no secret that you (teachers) are in one of the most caring professions... Read More

5 Ways to Motivate Students in the Classroom

If you are looking for 5 ways to motivate your students in the classroom, you... Read More


  UNDERSTANDING DYSLEXIA Myth- Letter reversals is the main sign of dyslexia. Truth- Dyslexia is... Read More

30+ Things I Wish I Knew My First Years of Teaching

If you are like me, I wanted to be a ROCKSTAR in my first years... Read More

How to Improve Student Writing With Writing Checklists

Checklists are used for many academic tasks, and writing is a common one. Are they... Read More

6 Successful Strategies for Teaching Colonization

Do you need ideas for teaching colonization? Here you will find book suggestions, comprehension ideas,... Read More

What Happens When You Let Students Lead Your Conferences?

Are you looking for an effective way to conduct parent-teacher conferences? Why not have your... Read More

Step-By-Step Reading with Interactive Notebooks

Step-by-Step Reading is a series of effective reading units used in thousands of classrooms. It... Read More

Step-by-Step Writing® Program with Interactive Notebooks

This STEP-BY-STEP WRITING® IS A COMPLETE WRITER’S WORKSHOP PROGRAM with all the tools needed for... Read More

5 Essential Things Every Writing Center Needs

When setting up a classroom or homeschool writing center, there are FIVE things that I... Read More

How to Teach Theme

Are your students having trouble identifying theme within a story? This step-by-step process scaffolds through... Read More

Step-by-Step to Effective Poetry Analysis

Are you looking for ways to help students analyze poetry effectively? This post will share... Read More