A Human Approach to Teaching Textual Evidence to Secondary Students

        There are no spaces between the word grand and mother… I recently taught my students how to use textual evidence, it was successful, and here’s how I did it….

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School started a little too soon…

School is starting a little too soon, and I wanted to share with you how my classroom setup is going (or went since I am writing this a month later (#teacherlife). So far I feel that every year as a teacher you gain more and more experience. You find what works, and what didn’t work…

The Importance of Tending to Your Garden for Teachers

  Your life is like a garden. How you tend to your garden determines if it will flourish. You can over tend to your garden by over thinking or you can under tend to your garden and not think about yourself at all. Life is about balance and something I know I struggle with on…

What are people like in the UK?

During my trip to the UK I observed tons of people on my trip. Rude people, nice people, inbetween people, and people with wigs, however it isn’t the end all be all of all the people that live in the UK. I learned more about the culture of not just the UK but of our…

Planning a Trip on a Budget

Here is how we planned our trip to England on a Budget. This summer we are planning a trip to England for two weeks. Here are some planning tips and tricks for planning a trip to England on a budget. 1. Search for Cheap Flights on Hipmunk I use an app called Hipmunk that tracks…

Parents, Too Much Screen Time is Harmful for Your Children

Parents, Too Much Screen Time is Harmful and Here’s Why…  This is a topic of concern for the well being of everyone.  Technology has changed our lives dramatically: from looking up directions in a telephone book to google maps, from knocking on someone’s door to see if they’re home to play   to preferring to…