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Chemistry Scope and Sequence

Writing a chemistry curriculum has honestly been on my bucket list since I started It’s Not Rocket Science®️ back in January of 2016. I started with biology and physical science because those were courses I was teaching full-time when I started writing curriculum. I ended up tackling anatomy next honestly

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Goal Setting for the New Year

It’s crazy to me to look back on 2016 and see how different the year ended up than I ever intended or planned for it to.  In some ways this was disappointing.  In other ways 2016 surprised me in the sweetest ways possible.  One of those sweet surprises was with the growth of my Teachers Pay Teachers business, and the start of this blog.  But with that surprising growth also came even bigger dreams for what this could be, and with that some overwhelming feelings.  I had ended 2015 feeling exhausted by all of my responsibilities at my school, in my ministry, and in my home, and yet I ended 2016 with all of those same responsibilities + a growing business and blog to maintain and market.  How was I ever supposed to get through 2017 with all of this on my plate?

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Thank You Notes Volume 2: End of Semester

It’s that time of year where the end of the semester is rapidly approaching and our students are starting to realize the inevitability of their grades.  But it is also Thanksgiving week and so we should focus on what we are thankful for right?  So I figured it was time for another set of thank you notes. 

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Products I Love: The Best Pencil Sharpener EVER

I think if I were to make a list of the top 10 teacher struggles, pencils and pencil sharpening would definitely make the list. It’s a constant battle – even with high schoolers – to get them to actually show up with a pencil.  Many teachers trade personal belongings for

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It’s Not Rocket Science®: The Beginning

I remember going through my education classes in undergrad, and then grad school, then getting my gifted and talented certification, and always thinking – aren’t we all just overcomplicating this a bit? Let me back up by saying I love learning (see previous post if you don’t believe me) and

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Why I never wanted to be a teacher

I have ALWAYS loved school.  I was that kid who asked for a white board for Christmas so I could teach my stuffed animals how to write in cursive.   I was that kid who couldn’t wait to open a fresh spiral notebook and begin filling it with notes at the

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