How to Install Fonts After You Buy a TpT Product

Have you ever bought a product on TpT only to find out you have to install fonts to use it? Buying products on TpT isn’t always a walk in the park. For teachers who are looking for a quick win, it can feel really frustrating feeling to buy a product…

Using Jamboard By Google For Distance Learning

The 2020 school year–or year in general–is proving to be such a confusing mess of unknowns that it helps to have *some* sort of idea what you’re doing come August or September. [Side note: while this isn’t 100% relevant, you can still get a HUGE checklist of to-do items for…

14 Random Must-Have Teacher Items

When thinking about must-have teacher items, I always think about school supplies. School supplies are one of my favorite things in the entire world. Throw me in the office supply aisle and I could browse those shiny, beautiful pens and notebooks for way longer than the average human being. Same…

The Fun Friday Formula: 6 Must-Dos

To understand Fun Friday, you need to truly appreciate what Friday means. Why are Fridays so exciting? Good things happen on Fridays. It often means good food, fun with friends, and the glimmering promise of some extra sleep coming for you. I have one friend who orders the same meal…

Meet the Teacher #3: Makayla, Technology Teacher

Meet Makayla, a technology teacher who has paved her own path at her school. Since starting teaching 2 years ago, Makayla’s position at the school has morphed into a science + technology teacher for 20 of the classes in her building! Makayla is a Harry Potter mega-fan and even has…

Lanyards in the Classroom (Prepare to Fall in Love)

You know that song, A Few of My Favorite Things? I’m flipping the script today and telling you about some of my least favorite teaching things. Spoiler alert: lanyards in the classroom are NOT on this list: Bathroom passes. If we could do one of those black light tests for…

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…