I am so excited to announce a giveaway that I'm hosting with Mary Beth from Brain Waves Instruction. Fifteen TpT Secondary ELA sellers have teamed up with us to offer one lucky winner an amazing package of products. We wanted to put together a prize that would be a collection of … [Read more...] about It’s Going to Be Epic-A Secondary ELA Giveaway!
It's change of semester time, so we high school teachers are reverting back to start up mode. It's time to begin again, which is a nice thing to do in the dark days of winter.Last August, on my old blog, I shared the digital syllabus I was using for my classes. I had a number of people … [Read more...] about Creating a Digital Syllabus
I have joined up with some amazing secondary bloggers who are pulling things out of the deep freeze. No we aren't offering leftovers covered in freezer burn; instead, my colleagues and I would like to share an ideas that may have been buried away, ones whose time has come!I'd like to give you … [Read more...] about Out of the Deep Freeze We Go!
Our exam week begins on January 23rd, and for my IB students it will be their first "practice" session for their exams in May of 2016. The biggest thing I want to impress upon them--as with all of my students--is that reviewing for an exam is a process, not a cram session. They need to … [Read more...] about Getting Ready for Exams–it’s a PROCESS!
It's that time of year again for high school teachers: we are either finishing up a semester or starting a new one, so it's like September all over again. Last August I posted a series of entries on my old blog on favourite ways to start the year. Here they are again:I often mix things … [Read more...] about My Favourite Ways to Start the Semester
Recently, I switched over from wordpress, and I've decided to do a series of my favourite posts from my old blog there. Here's one from this last September:So, it only took three weeks. Monday morning I woke up with a terrible cold/flu and I ended up missing three days. For three … [Read more...] about Sick Day Solution
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a restful holiday and are looking forward to 2015. I don't usually make resolutions, but this year I am. The first is that I have to start exercising more regularly (I know, me and many, many others...). I used to exercise at least … [Read more...] about Happy New Year!
It's hard to believe, but we are rounding the halfway point of our school year. It's a new year and a great time to stock up on lessons from some amazing secondary sellers. On December 31st and January 1st, most stores below are offering a 20% discount, including me. Get … [Read more...] about We’re Half Way There!
No, I haven't seen any white lights; it's not that dramatic. But it is an important moment, nonetheless. I decided today that I will go back to an old love, one that I didn't realize I missed so much until I found myself at Indigo, surrounded by stacks and stacks of books. And, before … [Read more...] about I’m crossing back to the other side
Recently, I saw this image on Pinterest and I was immediately drawn to it, probably because I'm a doodler myself. It led me to watch this TEDtalk by Sunni Brown: Doodlers, Unite! During her talk, she presents some pretty solid points about why doodling helps us to think. My … [Read more...] about Doodling Your Way to Understanding
I am excited to have been nominated for the Liebster Award by both Literary Sherri and Brynn Allison from The Literary Maven. Thank you for the recognition, ladies and fellow bloggers!The Liebster Award is awarded to bloggers by other bloggers as a way of both recognizing and welcoming them as … [Read more...] about Thanks for the Liebster Award!
During the holiday season, we can get so caught up in materialism; wish lists and wants preoccupy our minds, whether it be our own or the fulfillment of others'. It is so important, then, to take a step back and think about the real reason for the season. To that end, I am joining with … [Read more...] about Giving Back