Reclaiming Your Time – How I Stick to a 40 Hour Workweek

This school year marks my 14th straight year teaching of AP English Literature. While I've learned quite a few strategies in that time, when I first started out in the profession I demonstrated all of typical first year teacher traits: I was usually only planned one day ahead (if that). I took grading home every… Continue reading Reclaiming Your Time – How I Stick to a 40 Hour Workweek

Teacher Appreciation & TpT Gift Card Giveaway

My first memory of having a distinctly attentive teacher goes back to when I was in fourth grade. Our class was learning about fractions and for whatever reason (let's be honest, it's probably because I am terrible at math), I just couldn't get it. My teacher spent several lessons working with me while everyone was… Continue reading Teacher Appreciation & TpT Gift Card Giveaway

My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Three

After four months of observation, preparation, and prayer, the day arrived to open our school's writing center. And despite our modest beginnings, we had six different visitors on our first day alone! We opened at the beginning of January, and in the four months we've been open we have had over 150 different appointments. For… Continue reading My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Three

My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Two

So to recap from Part One of this posting, I had become overwhelmed by the needs of my students when it came to one-on-one writing help. I was inspired by a wonderful Writing Center at a nearby public school. I was quickly approved by my administrator to start a center at our own school and… Continue reading My Journey Toward a Writing Center – Part Two