Teacher Sanity

My 3 Favorite Strategies for Exciting Test Prep

As I write this, it still strikes me as crazy to be talking about test prep in February. In the past ten years, it seems like the test prep season has become longer each year as districts put more and more pressure on staff. It’s because of...

Classroom Fabric Bulletin Board Tutorial

Simple Fabric Bulletin Board Tutorial

Truth be told, I’m not much of a bulletin board person. I don’t find any joy whatsoever in putting them up, and I’d honestly keep the same boards up for 10 years if I could! My first few years teaching, I resisted the fabric...

My Advice for a First Year 5th Grade Teacher

It’s hard to believe that my first year teaching 5th grade was ten years ago. My sister, who just graduated from college, called me this week to let me know she had received a job offer – to teach 5th grade. I couldn’t be happier...

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