Responding to Ridiculous, Angry Parent Emails (Part One)

Quirky Situation + Angry Parent + What to Say Via Email = All Better! As a busy teacher, we all know how time-consuming it can be […]

How to Get Kids to Take Ownership during PBL

  Project Based Learning (PBL) Helping Students Take Ownership of Their Learning Ok, let’s be real here:  Anytime you give 12 year-olds a project and then […]

I’m Too Freakin’ Sick to Teach Today!

    Too Sick to Teach… But I’m Not Exactly Sick Enough to Stay Home, Either! What can we do on those days that it’s not […]

5 Things to Say When They Want Your Time!

NOW what are they wanting me to do?  Ok, so it’s easy to get caught off-guard when someone asks or tells you to help with yet […]

How to Leave Work at Work

How do you really use your meager conference time/planning time? Whatever paltry amount of time you have for planning during the school day, use it to […]

“Why Don’t You Have Time for Me?”

Here’s what happened in my class a few weeks ago that I can’t get out of my mind: In the middle of Language Arts class on […]





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