Category: Education

How I Make Literary Element Review Engaging

Literary element review is crucial for students before state testing. As a new teacher, it is easy to assume that they will remember all of the amazing lessons from September until now. The reality? Kids have a million things they are learning all year,…

Teacher, Stop Apologizing

This post and the photos within it may contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, I may receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. With the new release of Rachel Hollis’ Girl, Stop Apologizing, I was inspired to…

Digging In Deep For Characterization

When it came to teaching characterization to middle school, I’ve always taken the direct approach. Explicit notes, concrete definitions, and an assumption that students were coming to me with a very solid idea of how adjectives and character traits are one and the same….

Self-Care Is More Than Sleep

Self-care is, without a doubt, one of the most important habits of a teacher if they plan to be in the profession long-term. Finding what makes you feel less stressed is essential to being productive and happy in the classroom. Yet, for a long…

My Greatest Mistakes As a First-Year Teacher

When I think back on my own journey towards becoming the warrior-teacher I am today, I laugh gently at myself for the mistakes I made along the way. Especially the mistakes I made with my very first group of students. Wherever those wonderful souls…

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