The Bathroom Battle Is Coming to Your School – Are You Ready?

When the U.S. Dept. of Education issued its "Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students," it essentially asserted that transgender bathroom rights will be an issue that schools are expected to solve. This upcoming fall will no doubt make school bathrooms a boiling issue. Will you be ready for it? Schools have not been asked to take up a rights' issue of this magnitude since Brown [...]

4 Unusual Gift Ideas For Teacher Appreciation Week

I walked into my classroom the first morning of Teacher Appreciation Week a bit groggy and bleary-eyed from a terrific weekend - a weekend not spent grading or lesson planning, but instead, spent taking long walks, baking, and digging in my garden. There's nothing easy about teaching first period English in junior high school - [...]

Teacher Appreciation 2016: Show Teachers Some Love

  Last updated: 05/01/2016 Teacher Appreciation Week Deals For more ideas about homemade Teacher Appreciation Deals click here. 1-800-Baskets: Take 20 percent off with code GIVE until May 9. 1-800-Flowers: Take 15 percent off all flowers and gifts with code FLWRFFTN until July 3. FruitBouquets.com: Take 20 percent off any order with code FRUITNOW until May 8. SendFlowers.com: Get flowers [...]

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Creating Excitement In The Classroom With Hyperdocs

Have you explored using hyperdocs in your classroom? I hadn't either, until I attended the CUE Conference in Palm Springs, California. The CUE Conference is the largest (this year topped 7,000 attendees) and oldest (35 years and still going strong) conference for educators interested in using technology to make a positive impact in their classrooms [...]

Balancing Teaching and Mothering

I’ve always been a working mom. I guess I should qualify that - I’ve always been a work-outside-the-home mom. Since I was in my thirties before I had both children, I spent several years teaching before they rocked my world...and to be honest, it was a struggle to figure out how I could balance it [...]