April Smith

Blogger, Writer, Curriculum Developer, and Professional Development Coach


I love to hear from teachers! If you need a little extra help, or have a question about something you saw on my blog, please e-mail me.


I work with schools online and in person. If you have a workshop in mind, or are looking for more information on project-based learning training for your teachers, please e-mail me using the contact form below.


I accept sponsorship on the blog for products that I think teachers will benefit from. Please e-mail me using the contact form below if you would like more information about me sharing your resource with my audience. 

My Story

In 2010 I started blogging about the one thing I’m most passionate about: teaching. The blog has evolved a lot since then, including the addition of my teaching resource store and some wonderful guest bloggers.

I’ve been teaching since 2008, but I’ve worked with kids ever since sixth grade when my teacher paired me up with a first grade buddy to tutor in reading and math. I made my first lesson plan and worksheet that year: and printed it all out on that continuous feed paper. Do you remember that stuff? I think I spent more time taking off the perforated edges than making my lesson plans!

When I graduated with my teaching degree in 2008, I moved to a different state to work in a Title 1 school. I fell in love with teaching 5th grade and taught it for many years! I also taught reading & math intervention and 4th-6th grade high achieving & gifted students. I’ve taught every ability level and personality type. Being a hands-on and visual learner myself, my focus was always on differentiating activities to reach every single student.

I now work with teachers online and in-person to help serve their students with highly engaging lessons. I’m passionate about project-based learning, STEM, STEAM, and hands-on activities.

You can connect with me by making a selection from the three options above.

Talk to you soon,


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