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How to Get 28 Teachers to Teach Alongside You

Do you wish you could just have one more teacher in your room helping you? ...or how about 28 other teachers? Introducing, the video mini-lesson: your new co-teacher.  It’s just as simple as it sounds, but will change the way you look at differentiation in your classroom.  In this post, I’ll ... READ the POST

A Lesson on Integrating Text Evidence that my Secondary Students Loved

Want some ideas on how to teaching students how to integrate quotes and textual evidence in to writing?  I've got you. A couple weeks ago, a colleague and I were planning a lesson to teach how to properly cite and analyze textual evidence (or integrate a quote into your paper), as students were ... READ the POST

25+ Slam Poems Appropriate for Middle School and High School

Interested in using slam poetry examples in your classroom, but not sure which poem would best?  I've got you. Slam poetry is a little bit of an obsession of mine, and as a teacher that has taught grades 6-12 ELA, I'm always scrolling through slam poems to find ones that are both inspiring, ... READ the POST