I like the erasable pens but they don't last long and are expensive.
I am planning to do a book club unit in a couple weeks. The original inspiration was The Barren Grounds. I’m considering possibilities for books for book clubs that are somewhat related in themes. Any… more
An updated list of awesome graphic novels for middle schoolers! 70+ recommendations strong. readingmiddlegrade.com/middle-grade-g…… more
This just in, my principal will be leaving us next year she is a huge cornerstone to our school for the past 15 years! I’m happy for her new opportunity, although I wonder how the new leader will be.more
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Writing better writing lessons https://twitter.com/WritingRocks_17/status/1631937379677110275?t=E3Ev6lJ_A4u1PuiuAx2f5g&s=19… more
Today's question: Is it okay to forget about spelling, punctuation, and capitalization when texting friends/family folks??
What interesting educational topics have you searched for this month to help your professional development?
In my 20+ years as a youth service provider and classroom teacher I can count on one hand the number of negative interactions I’ve had w/ a peer (on campus) How do you manage negative interactions wit… more
Ok to be an ESL teacher and join this bowl? How do you find the ESL experience compared to teaching English to native speakers? Thank you
Do you think English teachers carry more of the social/emotional aspect of teaching than other subject teachers? Realizing I get a lot more requests for social emotional help or advice from my student… more
Was English your favorite subject when you were in school or did you come to love it after you graduated? When did you realize that you wanted to teach English?
Focused literacy for young adults. Good stuff...
When I worked at a charter my work hours were ALL THE TIME 😣. What are your work hours?
Now I know when to stop 🛑
Any good reads for the break to come?? I’m currently reading The Love Prescription!! Such a good read w/ my own kids.
Wow...English teacher in Japan is living the dream it seems like. Must be nice to work somewhere hygiene and health are prioritized. I would miss the temperature controlled hallways though 😂
Do you think all English & language arts teachers should have to be bilingual? Why? Heard this argument for the first time today.
I feel like English teachers are the last defense between students and the rest of the world. It makes me feel so sad to see posts in general teaching groups condemning or demonizing children's id… more
I’ve always seen memes about dreading Mondays…. Here’s to new energy around MONDAYS!! 🤩😃😉
Did you ever have a male English teacher while you were at school? Why do you think teaching is such a female dominated field?
Do you buy books from a big bookseller (Barnes & Noble) or from second hand retailers? Or do you buy your books online/read online? We're doing a kind of an impromptu lesson/discussion on publ… more
What authors, books, articles, movies or other media are you exploring with your students for Black History Month? If you live in a state where you're still allowed to teach about it of course. Th… more
Such good conversation around encouraging students to use critical thinking, not so much how to think; although some thoughts are HURTFUL!
What are other ways/strategies you encourage your students to … more
What's happening in florida is egregious. What does taking all the books out of children's classroom solve? How does it do anything but prevent them from reading? I just don't understand t… more
When I was completing my undergraduate degree, I presented at an English conference. My subject was Teaching Students HOW to Think, Not WHAT to Think. Some people there disagreed. I thought about t… more
What curriculum program are you using? I know some teachers use whatever resources they want to teach the standards, but we are having to use “high quality instructional materials”, which are basicall… more