Recently, my state and district have made a push to select and use power (or prioritized) standards in our classrooms, and it got me thinking: What is the formal definition of power standards? Are power standards something new that could truly revolutionize my teaching? How can I … [Read more...] about How can I use power standards in my classroom?
I accomplished this today, and I thought I should blog about it! In my first years of teaching, I didn’t use this time-saving practice. Instead, in those early years, I would have said, “Pass your work to the front of the classroom, please” and then I would collect the work, sort … [Read more...] about How I Graded 81 Assignments in 6 Minutes
My experience with the Whole30 In my first two years as a high school English teacher, I gained 45 pounds, and I felt miserable. The hours of correcting in the evenings, the pressure to meet deadlines and improve test scores -- it became easier and easier to eat what I … [Read more...] about Ten Tips for a Successful Whole30
Tis the season for secret Santa! During the holiday season, we become masters of multitasking: attending holiday parties, present shopping and wrapping, baking Christmas goodies, planning family gatherings and travels, and so much more! Secret Santa can sometimes feel like an … [Read more...] about 75 Secret Santa Gift Ideas for School, the Office, and More!
Each week, I have great intentions of meal prepping, snack portioning, and grocery shopping, but, inevitably, no matter how well I plan, I always seem to run into situations where I need quick, healthy food FAST! And, if I don't have it near me (desk drawer, purse, pantry, … [Read more...] about 19 Healthy and EASY Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack Ideas for Busy Teachers