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Homework Is Terrible, Spread the Word

If I had to pick a teaching soapbox, homework would be mine. It’s bad for kids, yet it still exists in way too many schools. And look–I get it. Change is an inevitable constant in life–always has been, always will be. It’s funny, then, that change still has the power…

Back to School: The Good, The Bad, + The Ugly

Listen up. Back to school season has always been a favorite of teachers all over the world, but we’d be lying to ourselves if we didn’t acknowledge the challenges that also come along with this exhilarating, exhausting time. The first two weeks of school is the hardest part of a…

Meet the Teacher: Alyssa [Kindergarten + ESL Teacher]

Alyssa has been teaching Kindergarten for 5 years in a small town in Virginia. When she’s not teaching, she loves all things Joanna Gaines [Fixer Upper, anyone?!] and watching episodes of Parks and Recreation. Alyssa considers herself the Leslie Knope of teaching, which is only the first of MANY reasons I wish I could be in her class.

Google Keep Headers to Organize Your Teacher Life

What is Google Keep + how can teachers benefit? Google Keep is a note-taking service created by Google to keep you organized. If you are the kind of person who functions off of 57 to-do lists every day, and they are all in various places of your life (home, classroom,…

5 Time-Saving Tips for Teachers

Time-saving is one of the most crucial things teachers should be taught before they enter a classroom. Time is one of the most scarce resources for teachers. Your time at school is valuable. You have very little time to yourself when you are not physically teaching, and it is crucial you…

The #1 February Book For Your Classroom

I know we are talking about February books and Valentine’s Day books, but generally speaking, reading books in the elementary classroom is one of the best things about being a teacher. I’ve always been a sucker for seasonal books, because there is something about time-specific reads that really helps us…

Sub Plans Are Ruining My Life

It’s true. And if we are being technical here, I should say: Sub plans WERE ruining my life. I’ve always been a Last Minute Lucy, and would suffer through DAYS leading up to my absence with this storm cloud of unwritten sub plans following me everywhere I went. Painful, I…