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Pedagogy

5 Tips for First Year Teachers

One of the reasons I started my TpT store (and blog) over two years ago now (I can’t believe how fast time has gone!!) was to help first-year teachers.  I wanted to create products with EVERYTHING you needed to teach a subject for those walking into a school or department

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Thank You Notes Volume 1: Back to School

My husband stays up every night to watch Jimmy Fallon.  This is not a luxury we teachers can ever enjoy unless we want to feel like trolls when our alarms go off 5 hours after “Late Night” ends.  Often the next day he sends me clips from the show that

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Accepting Late Work

I’ve mentioned before that I have a few “series” I want to start writing to on this blog periodically.  One of the ones I am excited about is “Teaching Controversy.”  Especially as a secondary teacher, there are so many things that teachers debate over.  Curve tests, or not?  Allow re-takes, or not?  Provide study guides, or not?  This is because as secondary teachers we are in a tough position.  Over a four-year period in our classrooms, students are transitioning from being fresh out of middle school to being 18 years old, about to live on their own.  It is such an important time where life skills, critical thinking capabilities, and autonomy need to be cultivated if we want our students to be successful after graduation.  But how harsh is too harsh?  Where do we draw the line?  These issues can be tricky, which is why I want to open the door to discuss some of these controversial issues here.  I’d LOVE to hear your opinions because I definitely don’t feel like I have the perfect solution!

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