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I can't even put into words my excitement about my new flair pens! #FlairPens #SecondaryELA #Pafford217 #HHSTigers #EarlyChristmas
College letters or recommendation are due tomorrow and this is the face of a teacher that is droooowning. How do you manage, HS teachers? Tips? Tricks? HALP 🆘 #iteachela #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachersfollowsteachers #secondaryela #highschoolenglish
Good morning @teachersfollowteachers  and all my teacher friends. Re-creating some in class activities to get them in their feet and moving as we are in our second day of rainy weather, which makes everyone sleepy. Adjusting is the name of the game,😁. @blackgirlsteach @mrshallscholars @doccopteaching #teachersofinstagram #teachersofela #blackgirlsteach #plannercommunity #secondaryela #secondaryteacher
Abriendo #WorldLink con nueva decoración navideña 🎄.
Abriendo #WorldLink  con nueva decoración navideña 🎄.
you should never miss an opportunity to say “thank you” 📢
you should never miss an opportunity to say “thank you” 📢
• D I T C H  T H E  D E S K • About three years ago, I made the decision to get rid of my teacher desk. Not only was it too big and bulky, but it was also becoming a catch-all for anything and everything. Plus, I was finding myself sitting at it way more than I should. After getting rid of it, I got a kidney table and kept my supplies behind it in filing cabinets and bookshelves. But eventually, I started stacking my stuff on that too. After moving into a smaller classroom this year, I knew I had to maximize the amount of space for students and, of course, the multiple bookcases of books. So I found an extra student desk that fits perfectly in front of our one and only classroom window and created this little space as my own. I still have a kidney table, but that is now being used exclusively for guided reading and book conferences. I’m not going to lie-it wasn’t easy at first to be without my own, spacious desk. But I’ve come to the realization that our classroom belongs to my students, not me. They need a larger space to learn and read rather than that space be taken up by my teacher desk.
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• D I T C H T H E D E S K • About three years ago, I made the decision to get rid of my teacher desk. Not only was it too big and bulky, but it was also becoming a catch-all for anything and everything. Plus, I was finding myself sitting at it way more than I should. After getting rid of it, I got a kidney table and kept my supplies behind it in filing cabinets and bookshelves. But eventually, I started stacking my stuff on that too. After moving into a smaller classroom this year, I knew I had to maximize the amount of space for students and, of course, the multiple bookcases of books. So I found an extra student desk that fits perfectly in front of our one and only classroom window and created this little space as my own. I still have a kidney table, but that is now being used exclusively for guided reading and book conferences. I’m not going to lie-it wasn’t easy at first to be without my own, spacious desk. But I’ve come to the realization that our classroom belongs to my students, not me. They need a larger space to learn and read rather than that space be taken up by my teacher desk. • • • • • #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #iteachtoo  #iteach678  #iteachsixth  #iteachseventh  #iteachsecondary  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachela  #secondaryela  #ditchthedesk 
CLASS • CONSTITUTION 📜
❤️ Double tap if you have classroom agreements that have been created with your students! •
🖋 I love this spin on classroom agreements- the Class Constitution! Plus, it was super fun to make amendments to it after our election last week! The kids take such pride in these agreements and love making it official by signing their name. •
🍂 November is a great time to review expectations by creating something new to help build community or reviewing what you have! •
❤️ How do you come up with, write and display your class agreements? Let me know! 👇🏼
CLASS • CONSTITUTION 📜 ❤️ Double tap if you have classroom agreements that have been created with your students! • 🖋 I love this spin on classroom agreements- the Class Constitution! Plus, it was super fun to make amendments to it after our election last week! The kids take such pride in these agreements and love making it official by signing their name. • 🍂 November is a great time to review expectations by creating something new to help build community or reviewing what you have! • ❤️ How do you come up with, write and display your class agreements? Let me know! 👇🏼
We’re starting rhetorical analysis in my English 2 class. I’m a profound believer in frame paragraphs to introduce and reinforce skills. .
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Team packs are my jam! 💜💛 Need an easy way to add simple engagement? All I did was print out questions on a sheet and throw it in a team pack. Each team worked on the question for about 3 minutes, put it back in the team pack, and then passed it to the next team. In just 15 minutes, they answered 4 text-based questions, worked collaboratively, revisited the text, and fell in love with these shiny bubble mailers lol. Check my newest highlight for videos!
Team packs are my jam! 💜💛 Need an easy way to add simple engagement? All I did was print out questions on a sheet and throw it in a team pack. Each team worked on the question for about 3 minutes, put it back in the team pack, and then passed it to the next team. In just 15 minutes, they answered 4 text-based questions, worked collaboratively, revisited the text, and fell in love with these shiny bubble mailers lol. Check my newest highlight for videos!
A C T I V E • L E A R N I N G • How do you keep your students engaged and actively learning throughout the period? @room213tpt just posted her top 5 strategies on the @secondaryenglishcoffeeshop blog and it includes an excellent FREEBIE for meaningful class discussions. She shares so many great techniques that can be used in any classroom! 🗣🙌 Check it out through the link in my profile. .
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#teachersofthegram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #secondaryela #iteachhighschool #secondaryenglishcoffeeshop #iteachtoo #teacherbloggers
A C T I V E • L E A R N I N G • How do you keep your students engaged and actively learning throughout the period? @room213tpt just posted her top 5 strategies on the @secondaryenglishcoffeeshop blog and it includes an excellent FREEBIE for meaningful class discussions. She shares so many great techniques that can be used in any classroom! 🗣🙌 Check it out through the link in my profile. . . https://secondaryenglishcoffeeshop.blogspot.com/2018/11/five-active-learning-strategies.html . . . . #teachersofthegram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #secondaryela  #iteachhighschool  #secondaryenglishcoffeeshop  #iteachtoo  #teacherbloggers 
It's almost research paper season! In order to make sure that our kids fully grasp the research paper, it takes a lot of prep work and organization to teach students how to write a research paper. My research paper writing unit includes student materials and an editable PowerPoint presentation to help streamline this process. Tap on the link in my profile to see more. On Instagram, you can also tap on the picture to see more. #teachersofinstagram #teacherspayteachers #secondaryela #englishteacher #teachers
http://bit.ly/ResearchWritingTpT
It's almost research paper season! In order to make sure that our kids fully grasp the research paper, it takes a lot of prep work and organization to teach students how to write a research paper. My research paper writing unit includes student materials and an editable PowerPoint presentation to help streamline this process. Tap on the link in my profile to see more. On Instagram, you can also tap on the picture to see more. #teachersofinstagram  #teacherspayteachers  #secondaryela  #englishteacher  #teachers  http://bit.ly/ResearchWritingTpT
Does teaching make you tired? When I walk in the school door in the morning, I feel like I’ve started a race. It’s hard to catch my breath sometimes! #tiredteacher #secondaryela #msenglish #hsenglish #teacherlife #runningteacher #elateacher
Ten minutes left of class = an impromptu brain break! I have random, fun items for times such as these; sometimes I write these tech free brain breaks into the lesson plan because these kids are nonstop for at least 7 hours everyday and they need some self-care, too. ❤️ Also, Thanksgiving Break is so close we can smell it and we are ready. for. it. ☠️
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Ten minutes left of class = an impromptu brain break! I have random, fun items for times such as these; sometimes I write these tech free brain breaks into the lesson plan because these kids are nonstop for at least 7 hours everyday and they need some self-care, too. ❤️ Also, Thanksgiving Break is so close we can smell it and we are ready. for. it. ☠️ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #teachersofinstagram  #2ndaryela  #secondaryela  #countdowntothanksgivingbreak 
Super proud of my creative writing team (an after-school club) and their progress in the last month. Today we talked about how to use backstory to build reader empathy for characters 📝📝📝 What’s something awesome you’ve been up to lately? #teachersofinstagram #secondaryela #iteachmiddleschool
Super proud of my creative writing team (an after-school club) and their progress in the last month. Today we talked about how to use backstory to build reader empathy for characters 📝📝📝 What’s something awesome you’ve been up to lately? #teachersofinstagram  #secondaryela  #iteachmiddleschool 
Heck, yes! We all know it’s better to actively engage our students, but it can be a battle. What’s your go-to strategy to get your students engaged in learning? #secondaryela #activelearning #teachergram #teacherspayteachers #teachersfollowteachers https://bit.ly/2Fkt57d
• NEVER • STOP • LEARNING • If I don’t teach my students anything else, I hope I teach them that you should never stop trying to learn. 📚 I’ve taught Gatsby multiple times but I’m STILL learning new things about it - things I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t gone out of my way to do more research on the novel. 📖 Learning isn’t something that stops once you graduate high school or college - it never stops. The more you embrace it, the better off you are 🤓
• NEVER • STOP • LEARNING • If I don’t teach my students anything else, I hope I teach them that you should never stop trying to learn. 📚 I’ve taught Gatsby multiple times but I’m STILL learning new things about it - things I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t gone out of my way to do more research on the novel. 📖 Learning isn’t something that stops once you graduate high school or college - it never stops. The more you embrace it, the better off you are 🤓
During our novel study last year, I just had a character chart covering my board. This year, I decided to step up my game! 
I’ll have the full character chart in the first column once we get through part 2. 
The second column has vocab that’s specific to Unwind, plus a few choice words to focus on why the author uses these terms to impact the meaning. 
Finally, and probably my favorite part, is our four EQ topics listed under “building the case.” We’re writing an character analysis related to the themes/EQs. Throughout, I’m challenging them to find quotes that relate to the text. This is a tricky standard, but one of the most important in MLS! Plus, it’ll be pretty handy when it’s time to write their essay 🤗
During our novel study last year, I just had a character chart covering my board. This year, I decided to step up my game! I’ll have the full character chart in the first column once we get through part 2. The second column has vocab that’s specific to Unwind, plus a few choice words to focus on why the author uses these terms to impact the meaning. Finally, and probably my favorite part, is our four EQ topics listed under “building the case.” We’re writing an character analysis related to the themes/EQs. Throughout, I’m challenging them to find quotes that relate to the text. This is a tricky standard, but one of the most important in MLS! Plus, it’ll be pretty handy when it’s time to write their essay 🤗
I ❤️ these free literature task cards by @literaturedaydreams! If you aren’t following Louisa and you teach Shakespeare, British Literature or creative writing, you are missing out! She has so many creative, inspiring ideas in her feed😍#teachercrushtuesday #elateacher #highschoolela #middleschoolela #iteachreading #readingteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #secondaryela
We got new books this week and we are PSYCHED about it. Thanks for the donations, @kathymacl and @thenectarhub ! We will show you our newest additions tomorrow. 😍🎉📚 @projectlitcomm #iteach #readit #justreadit #books #newbooks #reading #secondaryela #weread #secondaryenglish #classroomlibrary @nicstone @adamsilvera @beckyalbertalli
The wonderful grammar guru, @elaclassroom, wrote a book! 😍 I’m not at all surprised as she is such an incredible educator, & certainly knows her stuff when it comes to teaching English grammar! 😍 Plus, if you’ve been following her IG account for any amount of time, you will know her to be full of wonderful ideas & tips for making teaching rigorous & engaging! 👏🏼 #instagoodteachers #secondaryela #grammar #englishteacher #iteachmiddleschool #teachersfollowteachers
The wonderful grammar guru, @elaclassroom, wrote a book! 😍 I’m not at all surprised as she is such an incredible educator, & certainly knows her stuff when it comes to teaching English grammar! 😍 Plus, if you’ve been following her IG account for any amount of time, you will know her to be full of wonderful ideas & tips for making teaching rigorous & engaging! 👏🏼 #instagoodteachers  #secondaryela  #grammar  #englishteacher  #iteachmiddleschool  #teachersfollowteachers 
I so love the enthusiasm that @believetheycan shows for reading in her classroom! She makes it magical and fun - just as it should be. If you want to find inspiration for your #secondaryela classroom, you really have to check her out 😍#elateacher #instagoodteachers #teachersofinstagram #iteachela #teachersfollowteachers
I’m not sure what else is better than printing on sticky notes! Check out my IG story to see how I do it and grab a link to a downloadable template! You can also tap on the link in my profile for the template. #teachersofinstagram #teachers #teachersfollowteachers #secondaryela #englishteacher #teachersofig https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MA4jEpjMFt3Y1Zj86pge37ubZsEEkmedt5Z7hWb1F78/copy
DISINGENUOUS - Adjective :: lying, false, dishonest; not sincere: "Digby doesn't consider it disingenuous to just put on a happy face." Photo: @digbyvanwinkle
Vocab: Facebook.com/grantobean
DISINGENUOUS - Adjective :: lying, false, dishonest; not sincere: "Digby doesn't consider it disingenuous to just put on a happy face." Photo: @digbyvanwinkle Vocab: Facebook.com/grantobean
It’s #teachercrushtuesday and I am so excited to share with you @ela_today 🙌 Lauralee and Melissa (both #secondaryela teachers) combine their own unique approaches to teaching ELA and the result is an AMAZING resource for lesson ideas and inspiration! I mean, their blog has resources for teaching with podcasts, so you KNOW my teacher heart is fluttering!
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Their personalities shine through, as does their genuine friendship- swipe the picture above to see what I mean! If you’re not already following @ela_today you should be! .
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#highschoolenglishteacher #middleschoolela #highschoolela #teacherblogger #teachersfollowteachers
It’s #teachercrushtuesday  and I am so excited to share with you @ela_today 🙌 Lauralee and Melissa (both #secondaryela  teachers) combine their own unique approaches to teaching ELA and the result is an AMAZING resource for lesson ideas and inspiration! I mean, their blog has resources for teaching with podcasts, so you KNOW my teacher heart is fluttering! . . Their personalities shine through, as does their genuine friendship- swipe the picture above to see what I mean! If you’re not already following @ela_today you should be! . . #highschoolenglishteacher  #middleschoolela  #highschoolela  #teacherblogger  #teachersfollowteachers 
My mood 70% of the time ✔️ I’m a super extroverted teacher by day, which means after work and on weekends, I’m a hermit in need of some serious recharging.
My mood 70% of the time ✔️ I’m a super extroverted teacher by day, which means after work and on weekends, I’m a hermit in need of some serious recharging.
My reading nook 💕 life hasn’t been easy lately on a personal level, but books are ALWAYS a comfort.
My reading nook 💕 life hasn’t been easy lately on a personal level, but books are ALWAYS a comfort.
Quote of the week - as much a reminder for myself as for my students !
Quote of the week - as much a reminder for myself as for my students !
My 6th graders stood and cheered when I pulled 4 copies of #HiddenFigures out of the @scholasticbookclubs book box today for our #classroomlibraryessentials! #thankful2teach #iteach6thgrade  #secondaryela #nonfiction #ssrbooktalk #currentlyreading
For #teachercrushtuesday I want to give a shout-out to @englishelixir 💛 Amanda posts really inspiring content and awesome, creative ways to get students engaged in class texts such as Lord of the Flies and Macbeth. Her classroom looks so cozy and  inviting. I'm definitely going to borrow some of her ideas! You should check her out! #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #igteachers #instateachers #highschoolELA #middleschoolELA #secondaryELA #teacherfollowtuesday #iteach #iteachtoo
For #teachercrushtuesday  I want to give a shout-out to @englishelixir 💛 Amanda posts really inspiring content and awesome, creative ways to get students engaged in class texts such as Lord of the Flies and Macbeth. Her classroom looks so cozy and inviting. I'm definitely going to borrow some of her ideas! You should check her out! #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofinstagram  #igteachers  #instateachers  #highschoolELA  #middleschoolELA  #secondaryELA  #teacherfollowtuesday  #iteach  #iteachtoo 
I’ve never found a better way to teach than to be an authentic reader and writer myself.  If I come to daily minilessons in Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop not only as the teacher, but as a person who is doing the work that they’re about to do who has struggles, problem solves, and keeps trying, I see my students start to think, “I can try to do this, too.” #growthmindset #teachermodeling #teachingliteracy
I’ve never found a better way to teach than to be an authentic reader and writer myself. If I come to daily minilessons in Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop not only as the teacher, but as a person who is doing the work that they’re about to do who has struggles, problem solves, and keeps trying, I see my students start to think, “I can try to do this, too.” #growthmindset  #teachermodeling  #teachingliteracy 
Loved this one! I especially like the #resistlesson format. I smell the perfect mentor text for a writer’s notebook lesson in our future :) #yalit #yaliterature #iteachela #teachersfollowingteachers #teachersofIG #secondaryela
My students are in the midst of reading Merchant of Venice. Today we learned about the risks associated with choosing the incorrect casket. To emphasize this concept, I gave each of my students a homework pass. They had to decide whether they were going to take a chance and double it or lose it all...needless to say, there were some very happy and some very sad students 💰💸 .
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#teacher #teacherlife #happyteacher #teachersofinstagram #instateacher #igteachers #iteachtoo  #teachersfollowteachers #iteachela #englishteachers #secondaryela #secondaryteacher #elateacher #highschoolenglishteacher #shakespeare #merchantofvenice
My students are in the midst of reading Merchant of Venice. Today we learned about the risks associated with choosing the incorrect casket. To emphasize this concept, I gave each of my students a homework pass. They had to decide whether they were going to take a chance and double it or lose it all...needless to say, there were some very happy and some very sad students 💰💸 . . . #teacher  #teacherlife  #happyteacher  #teachersofinstagram  #instateacher  #igteachers  #iteachtoo  #teachersfollowteachers  #iteachela  #englishteachers  #secondaryela  #secondaryteacher  #elateacher  #highschoolenglishteacher  #shakespeare  #merchantofvenice 
💬 Keeping my kiddos on their toes by mixing up our discussion strategies in World Lit! 💬 Today we had silent discussions of our Frankenstein essential questions — students broke up into small groups, in which each student was responsible for one EQ. They recorded their question on a piece of looseleaf, then silently responded to it in writing. After a few minutes, I prompted students to pass the topic to the next member of their group. They read their classmate’s question and response, then added their own... lather, rinse, repeat. ☺️ Finally, the EQs made their way back to their original owners. Students read the new contributions to the discussion, then underlined/highlighted specific points they may want to share. Finally, we came back together as a class to discuss the EQs, only now every student had a built-in set of talking points to report out on. 👍
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I love this strategy because 1️⃣ it’s low prep, 2️⃣ it keeps students on task (using a timer), and 3️⃣ it ensures every student’s “voice” is heard. What are your go-to discussion strategies?
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#iteachela #secondaryela #iteachtoo #highschoolenglishteacher #iteachenglish 
#teachergram #teacherlife #teachertribe #teachersofig #teachersfollowteachers #discussionstrategies #silentdiscussion #frankenstein
💬 Keeping my kiddos on their toes by mixing up our discussion strategies in World Lit! 💬 Today we had silent discussions of our Frankenstein essential questions — students broke up into small groups, in which each student was responsible for one EQ. They recorded their question on a piece of looseleaf, then silently responded to it in writing. After a few minutes, I prompted students to pass the topic to the next member of their group. They read their classmate’s question and response, then added their own... lather, rinse, repeat. ☺️ Finally, the EQs made their way back to their original owners. Students read the new contributions to the discussion, then underlined/highlighted specific points they may want to share. Finally, we came back together as a class to discuss the EQs, only now every student had a built-in set of talking points to report out on. 👍 . I love this strategy because 1️⃣ it’s low prep, 2️⃣ it keeps students on task (using a timer), and 3️⃣ it ensures every student’s “voice” is heard. What are your go-to discussion strategies? . #iteachela  #secondaryela  #iteachtoo  #highschoolenglishteacher  #iteachenglish  #teachergram  #teacherlife  #teachertribe  #teachersofig  #teachersfollowteachers  #discussionstrategies  #silentdiscussion  #frankenstein 
My #TeacherCrushTuesday goes out to @exceptionalela , who is coordinating an AWESOME photo challenge this month! I'm late to the game, but I'm going to jump in starting today-- and you should, too! One of my favorite parts of #November is being reminded of the importance of showing gratitude in all aspects of our lives. I'm 💯 thankful for having her in my feed! Be sure to check out her page, tag her, and use the hashtag #thankfulteacherphotochallenge with your posts ! 💗

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#teacherlife #teachergram #teachersfollowteachers #thatteacherlife #ela #elateacher #Englishteacher #middleschoolela #secondaryela #middleschoolteacher #secondaryteacher #classroom #reading #grammar #writing #literaryarts #literacy #7thgradeela #8thgradeela #iteachela #iteachmiddleschool
My #TeacherCrushTuesday  goes out to @exceptionalela , who is coordinating an AWESOME photo challenge this month! I'm late to the game, but I'm going to jump in starting today-- and you should, too! One of my favorite parts of #November  is being reminded of the importance of showing gratitude in all aspects of our lives. I'm 💯 thankful for having her in my feed! Be sure to check out her page, tag her, and use the hashtag #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  with your posts ! 💗 And now to make myself cry from reading past student letters. I keep them all. 💗 - - - - - #teacherlife  #teachergram  #teachersfollowteachers  #thatteacherlife  #ela  #elateacher  #Englishteacher  #middleschoolela  #secondaryela  #middleschoolteacher  #secondaryteacher  #classroom  #reading  #grammar  #writing  #literaryarts  #literacy  #7thgradeela  #8thgradeela  #iteachela  #iteachmiddleschool 
Just finished this escape room just in time for the holidays. I plan on doing this activity after we read the original Charles Dickens Readers Theater version. #achristmascarol #christmas #escaperoom #googleclassroom #secondaryela #teachersofinstagram #teacherspayteachers #teacherlife #englishteacher
I'm thankful for the advice I read in Harry K. Wong's book The First Days of School: Make sure that the students are the ones working throughout your lessons. My first years of teaching *I* was doing the bulk of the work in each of my lessons, my students sat back and relaxed. Then this advice flipped my thinking. I turned around each lesson. It is still a lot of work to prepare a lesson where the students are the workers, but now they are the ones who learn! 😁 #thankful2teach @toocoolformiddleschool @readitwriteitlearnit @vanessasviewpodcast @the_whimsical_teacher #iteachmiddleschool #secondaryela
I'm thankful for the advice I read in Harry K. Wong's book The First Days of School: Make sure that the students are the ones working throughout your lessons. My first years of teaching *I* was doing the bulk of the work in each of my lessons, my students sat back and relaxed. Then this advice flipped my thinking. I turned around each lesson. It is still a lot of work to prepare a lesson where the students are the workers, but now they are the ones who learn! 😁 #thankful2teach  @toocoolformiddleschool @readitwriteitlearnit @vanessasviewpodcast @the_whimsical_teacher #iteachmiddleschool  #secondaryela 
Quote of the Week! 🤗 personal story: I used to live my life in negativity most of my childhood all the way into adulthood/early 20’s. I slowly realized that being in a negative mindset got me literally no where, and I turned it around quite slowly. But now! I live quite positively, and I look forward to every day as being a new day to start with a smile. .
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#teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #education #teacher #highschoolteacher #highschool #secondaryela #iteach #mamallamas #mamallamasqotw #qotw #quoteoftheweek #inspirationalquotes #positivemindset #positivelife
Quote of the Week! 🤗 personal story: I used to live my life in negativity most of my childhood all the way into adulthood/early 20’s. I slowly realized that being in a negative mindset got me literally no where, and I turned it around quite slowly. But now! I live quite positively, and I look forward to every day as being a new day to start with a smile. . . . . . #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #education  #teacher  #highschoolteacher  #highschool  #secondaryela  #iteach  #mamallamas  #mamallamasqotw  #qotw  #quoteoftheweek  #inspirationalquotes  #positivemindset  #positivelife 
We had our final discussion about #TuesdayswithMorrie by #MitchAlbom . After a whole-group discussion about the end of the book, we did a #chalktalk #gallerywalk to reflect on Morrie's approach to living a meaningful life. I can't wait to share the year-long project the class created as a result of our study of the book. Stay tuned!! 💗 -
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We had our final discussion about #TuesdayswithMorrie  by #MitchAlbom  . After a whole-group discussion about the end of the book, we did a #chalktalk  #gallerywalk  to reflect on Morrie's approach to living a meaningful life. I can't wait to share the year-long project the class created as a result of our study of the book. Stay tuned!! 💗 - - - - - #teacherlife  #iteach  #iteachtoo  #teachersfollowteachers  #thatteacherlife  #ela  #elateacher  #Englishteacher  #teaching  #educator   #middleschoolteacher  #secondaryteacher  #classroom  #reading  #grammar  #writing  #literaryarts  #literacy  #englishmajor  #7thgradeela  #8thgradeela  #iteachela  #iteachmiddleschool  #secondaryela  #teachergram 
Bring it on cold weather. We ready for you in 1222. #nogerms #noashiness
📱📝Pre-writing should be messy, but it doesn’t have to be incoherent and indecipherable. I love using the PoppletLite app with my students for graphic organizers. It helps them better understand the concept, but it’s also a great tool for the process itself. Add, remove, connect, color code, resize, and rearrange Popples for maximum benefit. It’s so easy to manipulate that it allows students maximum creativity without the clutter. No more eraser residue, squishing information down the side of the page, or poorly scrawled bouts of intense inspiration. And the best part? The Lite version is free! 
Pro-Tips - Students using the lite version can only create one at a time, so I have them screenshot their work. - Students can add pictures or graphs to Popples. - I model pre-writing in real-time with my kiddos so they can see the process, and how I use the app. - I use the second picture as a preview for students who aren’t sure how to use it. - I use it primarily for writing, but it’s a great visual tool for many topics and subjects! For example, the third picture is a very basic model for a tourism project, where students would add more information about the area, like activities, history, location, etc.

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📱📝Pre-writing should be messy, but it doesn’t have to be incoherent and indecipherable. I love using the PoppletLite app with my students for graphic organizers. It helps them better understand the concept, but it’s also a great tool for the process itself. Add, remove, connect, color code, resize, and rearrange Popples for maximum benefit. It’s so easy to manipulate that it allows students maximum creativity without the clutter. No more eraser residue, squishing information down the side of the page, or poorly scrawled bouts of intense inspiration. And the best part? The Lite version is free! Pro-Tips - Students using the lite version can only create one at a time, so I have them screenshot their work. - Students can add pictures or graphs to Popples. - I model pre-writing in real-time with my kiddos so they can see the process, and how I use the app. - I use the second picture as a preview for students who aren’t sure how to use it. - I use it primarily for writing, but it’s a great visual tool for many topics and subjects! For example, the third picture is a very basic model for a tourism project, where students would add more information about the area, like activities, history, location, etc. #inspiration  #iteachtoo  #iteach7  #middleschool  #ohmymiddle  #teachersofinstagram  #ela  #secondaryela  #education  #iteachsecondary  #teachertalk  #iteachela  #middleschoolteachers  #teachersofthegram  #techtuesday  #blendedlearning  #flippedclassroom  #technology  #iPads  #graphicorganizer  #popplet  #wv  #westvirginia  #applevanguard  #wvteacher  #visitwv  #gotowv 
This week’s Quote of the Week is a two for one. With so much sadness in the world, our students need reminders that there is still good in our world. Reminding my students with even just a little note can have such an impact on their day. I have made so much effort to cut all negativity out of my life and it has made such a difference! Focusing on the positive and putting good out into the world is just one small step towards a brighter tomorrow. ✨
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This week’s Quote of the Week is a two for one. With so much sadness in the world, our students need reminders that there is still good in our world. Reminding my students with even just a little note can have such an impact on their day. I have made so much effort to cut all negativity out of my life and it has made such a difference! Focusing on the positive and putting good out into the world is just one small step towards a brighter tomorrow. ✨ • Huge shout out to @teamboehm for sharing such wonderful words of wisdom! Her quotes are so relevant and beautiful, I just had to steal this one. 💛 • • • #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofinstagram  #teacherssupportteachers  #teachershoutout  #teachershoutouttuesday  #teacher  #englishteacher  #highschoolteacher  #elateacher  #secondaryela  #iteachenglish  #iteachhighschool  #iteachtoo  #quoteoftheweek  #qotw  #bethegood  #positivity  #choosehappiness  #brightspot  #worldkindnessday  #byebyenegativity 
"I'm not at the point in my fitness journey where I'm ready for that. "
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This is the biggest reason that keeps women from joining my phenomenal tribe of coaches. I understand. I used to say that, too. Then I realized it's not about being perfect in your journey. It's not about having abs, or even being at your goal weight. What it IS about is SHARING your journey and what works for you. It's about showing up everyday, sharing your triumphs and struggles and being a light for others. .
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To be able to workout from home, to be able to choose from a plethora of workouts on my computer, and connect with a community of total rockstar  women who are all doing the same, who are inspiring, encouraging, and empowering each other......now THAT'S something to be a part of! 💓
"I'm not at the point in my fitness journey where I'm ready for that. " . . This is the biggest reason that keeps women from joining my phenomenal tribe of coaches. I understand. I used to say that, too. Then I realized it's not about being perfect in your journey. It's not about having abs, or even being at your goal weight. What it IS about is SHARING your journey and what works for you. It's about showing up everyday, sharing your triumphs and struggles and being a light for others. . . To be able to workout from home, to be able to choose from a plethora of workouts on my computer, and connect with a community of total rockstar women who are all doing the same, who are inspiring, encouraging, and empowering each other......now THAT'S something to be a part of! 💓
TURN ON/UP THE VOLUME 😊
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Sometimes, on the last day of class before a four day (3 day for teachers) weekend... you have to let the spontaneous songs happen. As we waited to be called down to an assembly the grade 8’s decided to get their energy level up by singing let it go.... and baby shark (ugh). It made my heart ❤️ so happy that they sang without a care - although I’m sure our classroom neighbours weren’t so pleased 😂
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TURN ON/UP THE VOLUME 😊 . Sometimes, on the last day of class before a four day (3 day for teachers) weekend... you have to let the spontaneous songs happen. As we waited to be called down to an assembly the grade 8’s decided to get their energy level up by singing let it go.... and baby shark (ugh). It made my heart ❤️ so happy that they sang without a care - although I’m sure our classroom neighbours weren’t so pleased 😂 . . #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #substituteteacher  #iteachela  #iteachhistory  #teacherlife  #teacherlife  #teacherdays  #newteacher  #secondaryteacher  #teacherorganization  #secondaryela  #historyteacherfollow  #sub  #canadianteacher 
@room213tpt just shared this FREEBIE over on the @secondaryenglishcoffeeshop blog that will get your students thinking! 💡 It can also be used with any text 😍🙌🏻. Jackie uses this regularly in her classroom to inspire more critical thinking from her students, and you can grab it for yourself by clicking the 🔗 in my profile. #criticalthinking #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teacher #iteachtoo #secondaryela https://bit.ly/2Fkt57d
@room213tpt just shared this FREEBIE over on the @secondaryenglishcoffeeshop blog that will get your students thinking! 💡 It can also be used with any text 😍🙌🏻. Jackie uses this regularly in her classroom to inspire more critical thinking from her students, and you can grab it for yourself by clicking the 🔗 in my profile. #criticalthinking  #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofinstagram  #teacher  #iteachtoo  #secondaryela  https://bit.ly/2Fkt57d
Short weeks are equal parts #whatthedoctorordered and soooo hard to plan! Let’s do this! 📝
I’m super excited to teach my Expressing Gratitude lesson this week! (PS it’s available for FREE on my blog - link in bio) What Turkey Day themed lessons do you have planned??
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If you use mentor texts I bet you’ve had trouble finding quality ones! I know I have. I recently wrote an article on my blog linking all my favorite mentor texts for every genre 👍🏽. Check out the link to it in my profile 😀✏️📚 #writingworkshop #writersworkshop #mentortexts #englishteacher #writingteacher #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #secondaryela #secondaryteachers
GREAT WEEK ON THE HORIZON
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The end of last week was tough, but I took this weekend to recharge and I feel ready for the week ahead. Unfortunately I can’t change what happened last week, but I can keep loving on my students and doing my best to change lives.
So let’s have a great week y’all!
GREAT WEEK ON THE HORIZON •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The end of last week was tough, but I took this weekend to recharge and I feel ready for the week ahead. Unfortunately I can’t change what happened last week, but I can keep loving on my students and doing my best to change lives. So let’s have a great week y’all!
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GIVEAWAY!!! Win a copy of this brand new resource for FREE! 1️⃣Like this post 2️⃣Follow me on here and TPT! (Link in Profile) 3️⃣ Tag a friend! One entry per tag. Must be following me on both platforms to win. If you would prefer a different product of equal or lesser value that can be arranged. Winner will be drawn Tuesday 11/20. Good Luck! • • • #iteachenglish  #iteach7th  #englishteacher  #iteachela  #middleschool  #middleschoolela  #middleschoolelateacher  #middleschoolwriting  #middleschoolenglish  #writingteacher  #teachergiveaway  #teacherspayteachers  #tptfreebie  #tptcheckoutmyclassroom  #escaperoom  #educationalescaperoom  #ncte  #nctevillage  #creativeelaloop  #creativeelaeducation  #puttingtheartinela  #howesinthemiddle  #carolinateachertribe  #secondaryela  #2ndaryela  #iteachela  #iteach6th  #iteach8th 
Join the #2ndaryELA nation tomorrow night at 8pm Eastern for the last Twitter chat of 2018.  We’ll be back after the holidays on January 15, 2019!⁣
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This year, our middle school ELA team is fully implementing the balanced literacy model into our classrooms: language, reading, and writing workshops. It’s been a big change for us and for our students, but one I can see being of great benefit to the students. I feel very confident with language workshop and mini-lessons, but I am very nervous about guided reading groups. Being a middle school teacher all my life, I have never done any sort of small group work. But just because guided reading is out of my comfort zone, doesn’t mean I’m not against trying it. We have had a balanced literacy consultant in our district the last couple of years, and she is coming in tomorrow to observe my guided reading lesson. Do I have everything planned and ready? Yes. Am I nervous? Yes. Will I ask the right questions and prompts? Maybe. Will I make mistakes? Yes. Do I want my students to be successful? YES! I may be bad at the whole guided reading thing, but I’m not afraid to give it a shot!
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This year, our middle school ELA team is fully implementing the balanced literacy model into our classrooms: language, reading, and writing workshops. It’s been a big change for us and for our students, but one I can see being of great benefit to the students. I feel very confident with language workshop and mini-lessons, but I am very nervous about guided reading groups. Being a middle school teacher all my life, I have never done any sort of small group work. But just because guided reading is out of my comfort zone, doesn’t mean I’m not against trying it. We have had a balanced literacy consultant in our district the last couple of years, and she is coming in tomorrow to observe my guided reading lesson. Do I have everything planned and ready? Yes. Am I nervous? Yes. Will I ask the right questions and prompts? Maybe. Will I make mistakes? Yes. Do I want my students to be successful? YES! I may be bad at the whole guided reading thing, but I’m not afraid to give it a shot! • • • • • #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #iteachtoo  #iteach678  #iteachsixth  #iteachseventh  #iteachsecondary  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachela  #secondaryela  #readingworkshop  #guidedreading  #bebrave 
With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, get into the spirit with these Thanksgiving Grammar Worksheets. Ideal for class warm-ups, review, and last-minute sub activities, these worksheets combine grammar and Thanksgiving-themed sentences. You can check out this resource by tapping on the link in my profile. #teachers #teacherspayteachers #secondaryELA #englishteacher #teachersofinstagram
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With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner, get into the spirit with these Thanksgiving Grammar Worksheets. Ideal for class warm-ups, review, and last-minute sub activities, these worksheets combine grammar and Thanksgiving-themed sentences. You can check out this resource by tapping on the link in my profile. #teachers  #teacherspayteachers  #secondaryELA  #englishteacher  #teachersofinstagram  http://bit.ly/ThanksgivingGrammar
Planning my writing prompt for reading workshop tomorrow 📝📖 #writingprompts #readingworkshop #secondaryela #teaching #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers https://bit.ly/2gUtktU
~ IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EARS ~
❤️Our whirlwind weekend is almost over, but this trip was a perfect reminder that we all need to remember our own self-care. •
❤️I’ll be the first to admit that I put just about everyone and everything before taking time for myself. This trip was a last minute decision and I wasn’t sure I should leave for the weekend after two 12 hour conference days. However, I will never regret it and feel refreshed and ready to tackle November and December after a mini vacation! •
❤️ What is your favorite self-care activity? Remember, it doesn’t have to be big to help you feel rejuvenated! Let me know! 👇🏼 •
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~ IT’S ALL ABOUT THE EARS ~ ❤️Our whirlwind weekend is almost over, but this trip was a perfect reminder that we all need to remember our own self-care. • ❤️I’ll be the first to admit that I put just about everyone and everything before taking time for myself. This trip was a last minute decision and I wasn’t sure I should leave for the weekend after two 12 hour conference days. However, I will never regret it and feel refreshed and ready to tackle November and December after a mini vacation! • ❤️ What is your favorite self-care activity? Remember, it doesn’t have to be big to help you feel rejuvenated! Let me know! 👇🏼 • 📸 Earrings from @scarlettjadedesign Use Code: KAYLA20 for 20% off any designs!
THIS FREEBIE will get your students thinking and can be used with any text 😍🙌🏻. @room213tpt uses it regularly in her classroom to inspire more critical thinking from her students, and you can grab it for yourself by clicking the 🔗 in our profile. #criticalthinking #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teacher #iteachtoo #secondaryela https://bit.ly/2Fkt57d
T H A N K F U L 🔸 I love having students show their gratitude with these #thanksgiving interactive writing activities. They can be used in notebooks or posted in the classroom to display for everyone. (Link in my profile.) .
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T H A N K F U L 🔸 I love having students show their gratitude with these #thanksgiving  interactive writing activities. They can be used in notebooks or posted in the classroom to display for everyone. (Link in my profile.) . . . https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thanksgiving-Interactive-Notebook-Activities-2202696 . . . #teachersfollowteachers  #tpt  #teacherspayteachers  #teachersofthegram  #elateacher  #secondaryela  #writingprompts  #thankful  #thanksgivingactivities  #iteach5th  #middleschoolela  #iteachtoo 
Want ideas for teaching during the holiday season? Visit @juliesclassroomstories for engaging activities! Link in profile
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Today, we started reading Flight by Sherman Alexie, and this kid wore my sorting hat during the reading process. 🙂📚❤ Something about seeing this is just magical to me ⚡
Today, we started reading Flight by Sherman Alexie, and this kid wore my sorting hat during the reading process. 🙂📚❤ Something about seeing this is just magical to me ⚡
THANKSGIVING is around the corner in the US, and if you’d like to celebrate while STILL meeting clear academic objectives, try this *menu* of writing prompts! 🦃📝❤️ 40 prompts in 8 categories across persuasive, informative, narrative, research, and vocabulary categories, plus rubric and brainstorming 🤘🏻Learn more by clicking on the Link in my Profile! 📸: @maderocreative #secondaryela #teachersofinstagram #iteachmiddleschool #teachersfollowteachers #iteachela #englishteacher #tpt 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thanksgiving-Writing-for-Teens-Choice-Menu-with-40-Prompts-November-1494874
THANKSGIVING is around the corner in the US, and if you’d like to celebrate while STILL meeting clear academic objectives, try this *menu* of writing prompts! 🦃📝❤️ 40 prompts in 8 categories across persuasive, informative, narrative, research, and vocabulary categories, plus rubric and brainstorming 🤘🏻Learn more by clicking on the Link in my Profile! 📸: @maderocreative #secondaryela  #teachersofinstagram  #iteachmiddleschool  #teachersfollowteachers  #iteachela  #englishteacher  #tpt  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thanksgiving-Writing-for-Teens-Choice-Menu-with-40-Prompts-November-1494874
It’s Golden Ticket Week! 
It’s almost the end of the Fall Semester, and it’s the week before Thanksgiving Break 😬.This means your students might need a little push to stay on track. 
Everyday this week students that are on task, helping others, and following classroom procedures can earn Golden Tickets. The more tickets you earn the better, because at the end of the week there will be a drawing for awesome prizes! 
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It’s Golden Ticket Week! It’s almost the end of the Fall Semester, and it’s the week before Thanksgiving Break 😬.This means your students might need a little push to stay on track. Everyday this week students that are on task, helping others, and following classroom procedures can earn Golden Tickets. The more tickets you earn the better, because at the end of the week there will be a drawing for awesome prizes! #teachers  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #targetteachers  #classroomdecor  #iteach  #ela  #elateachers  #middleschoolteachers  #igteachers  #iteachtoo  #teacherfriends  #teachergram  #teachertribe  #teachersofthegram  #iteachmiddleschool  #secondaryela  #iteach7th  #teacherbffs 
HOW COOL IS THIS?! Our choir teacher had select students participate in the singing of “Annabel Lee”. Absolutely beautiful!! #crosscurricular for the win! #edgarallanpoe #annabellee
One of my favorite activities of the year happened in the last two weeks - our CSI investigation into the death of Ötzi the Iceman. Students analyzed evidence, collaborated, determined a cause of death, wrote a final case report with evidence to support, and created a visual presentation of their final case report. We certainly have some future forensic scientists, crime scene investigators, detectives, and lawyers on our team 🕵🏻‍♂️🕵🏼‍♀️
One of my favorite activities of the year happened in the last two weeks - our CSI investigation into the death of Ötzi the Iceman. Students analyzed evidence, collaborated, determined a cause of death, wrote a final case report with evidence to support, and created a visual presentation of their final case report. We certainly have some future forensic scientists, crime scene investigators, detectives, and lawyers on our team 🕵🏻‍♂️🕵🏼‍♀️
I love how applicable this is to our students! Students will learn more in a safe environment where the feel respected and appreciated! #teachergoals .
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THANKFUL TO TEACH: Day 1️⃣
Choose a student you’re thankful for...
I’m cheating. I’m choosing the whole crew pictured above 👆🏽 My first 7th grade class 💗
These are the kids whose memoirs are burned into my heart. These are the kids who taught me the power of relationships. These are the kids who taught me to set limits. 👩🏼‍🏫
This picture is from Relay for Life. We walked the high school track for 24 hours straight in our pajamas (okay, walked, danced, did “The Shopping Cart” 🤣🛒). We were delirious and happy and raised lots of money for the American Cancer Society. We have so many memories from this night! 🌟
I run into some of the kids in this group from time to time. They’re married. They’re moms and dads. They have successful careers. I love seeing how this group has grown, and more than anything, I’m thankful to be a small part of their lives. 💗 #thankful2teach ............................
Join my friends  @vanessasviewpodcast @toocoolformiddleschool @the_whimsical_teacher and I in sharing things we’re thankful for this week! Use the hashtag #thankful2teach and post away! .
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THANKFUL TO TEACH: Day 1️⃣ Choose a student you’re thankful for... I’m cheating. I’m choosing the whole crew pictured above 👆🏽 My first 7th grade class 💗 These are the kids whose memoirs are burned into my heart. These are the kids who taught me the power of relationships. These are the kids who taught me to set limits. 👩🏼‍🏫 This picture is from Relay for Life. We walked the high school track for 24 hours straight in our pajamas (okay, walked, danced, did “The Shopping Cart” 🤣🛒). We were delirious and happy and raised lots of money for the American Cancer Society. We have so many memories from this night! 🌟 I run into some of the kids in this group from time to time. They’re married. They’re moms and dads. They have successful careers. I love seeing how this group has grown, and more than anything, I’m thankful to be a small part of their lives. 💗 #thankful2teach  ............................ Join my friends @vanessasviewpodcast @toocoolformiddleschool @the_whimsical_teacher and I in sharing things we’re thankful for this week! Use the hashtag #thankful2teach  and post away! . . . . #teach  #iteach  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachsecondary  #iteachela  #secondaryela  #middleschoolela  #englishteacher  #iteach7th  #iteach678  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersofig 
Holy Guacamole! This is the best resource I’ve ever come across. @buildingbooklove posted it a few months ago, I checked it out (and thought it was cool), but thought I could live without it. Two months later, grading paragraphs with a myriad of issues, I decided I couldn’t survive without it! I can’t wait to see the benefits when writing our first essays. 
It provides differentiated feedback for each student’s writing. There is written feedback on the slips of paper and a video linked to each for students to watch if they need further guidance. It cuts so much time off repeating feedback for writing. Teachers of writing, this is one resource you don’t want to pass up.
Holy Guacamole! This is the best resource I’ve ever come across. @buildingbooklove posted it a few months ago, I checked it out (and thought it was cool), but thought I could live without it. Two months later, grading paragraphs with a myriad of issues, I decided I couldn’t survive without it! I can’t wait to see the benefits when writing our first essays. It provides differentiated feedback for each student’s writing. There is written feedback on the slips of paper and a video linked to each for students to watch if they need further guidance. It cuts so much time off repeating feedback for writing. Teachers of writing, this is one resource you don’t want to pass up.
Rainy day ☔️ reading of Othello. My 4th Period rocked it today. Reader’s theatre for the rest of the year? #othello #secondaryela #cedarshoals #teachersofinstagram #tenthgrade #teachergram
•Today I was featured in our PD session regarding teacher/student clarity. Translating the standards into student-friendly language on the daily and forcing them to engage with how that applies to what we are doing helps empower the students to take initiative in their own learning. My school follows Hattie’s transparency plan, asking 3 basic questions to guide learning. “What are we learning today,” “What are we doing today,” and “How will I show that I’ve learned it,” helps guide students through their daily approach to the standards. I ask my students to answer these questions from my board at the beginning of each class to give them the language to clarify when they are coming across misunderstandings or inquisitive about the purpose of the lesson. •Today, my students read Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” to prepare for our theme summative, but the first questions pictured are regarding narrative elements; pulling back from our previous unit. It’s all about the standards! •All in all, what a great Monday!! #johnhattie #literature #teacherclarity #standardsbased #ilovemyjob #lovewhatyoudo #raybradbury #fahrenheit451
•Today I was featured in our PD session regarding teacher/student clarity. Translating the standards into student-friendly language on the daily and forcing them to engage with how that applies to what we are doing helps empower the students to take initiative in their own learning. My school follows Hattie’s transparency plan, asking 3 basic questions to guide learning. “What are we learning today,” “What are we doing today,” and “How will I show that I’ve learned it,” helps guide students through their daily approach to the standards. I ask my students to answer these questions from my board at the beginning of each class to give them the language to clarify when they are coming across misunderstandings or inquisitive about the purpose of the lesson. •Today, my students read Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian” to prepare for our theme summative, but the first questions pictured are regarding narrative elements; pulling back from our previous unit. It’s all about the standards! •All in all, what a great Monday!! #johnhattie  #literature  #teacherclarity  #standardsbased  #ilovemyjob  #lovewhatyoudo  #raybradbury  #fahrenheit451 
❄️ W I N T E R : it’s never too soon to start planning right?! This flipbook is designed with the cooler months in mind! The lessons focus more on themes, imagery, and literary elements in the winter time rather than specific holidays, which makes it inclusive for all students. Swipe to see the booklet in action and grab this resource using the link in my profile!
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#middleschoolteacher #highschoolteacher #iteachsixth #iteach678 #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhighschool #englishteacher #iteachela #iteachenglish #secondaryela #winteractivity #winterflipbook
❄️ W I N T E R : it’s never too soon to start planning right?! This flipbook is designed with the cooler months in mind! The lessons focus more on themes, imagery, and literary elements in the winter time rather than specific holidays, which makes it inclusive for all students. Swipe to see the booklet in action and grab this resource using the link in my profile! . . . #middleschoolteacher  #highschoolteacher  #iteachsixth  #iteach678  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteachhighschool  #englishteacher  #iteachela  #iteachenglish  #secondaryela  #winteractivity  #winterflipbook 
Happy Monday! I always start my week of with a completely clean (washed/dried) whiteboard. It’s my quick way to reset myself for the week ahead! What’s your Monday go-to for a successful week??
Happy Monday! I always start my week of with a completely clean (washed/dried) whiteboard. It’s my quick way to reset myself for the week ahead! What’s your Monday go-to for a successful week??
I’m going to take a moment to be transparent in saying that the past few weeks have been challenging for me in all aspects of my life. With looming deadlines in grad school, the never ending labor that comes with being an educator, and the intense level of introspection I have committed to this month, the moments of true self-care have been minimal. However, I find solace in expressing gratitude as it reminds me that I have a strong support system both in my personal life and at the school I work at. This weekend I made a list of everything I am grateful for and on that list included having supportive colleagues, supportive administrators, and supportive family and friends. Also on that list was how despite having a pretty intensive work load this semester, I harbor so much fulfillment in the work I do and am consistently inspired by the people I spend everyday with. Expressing gratitude keeps me grounded, and is something that I have prioritized because not only does it humble me, but it helps me to recognize all of the great parts of my life when I am struggling to conceptualize them. Gratitude as self-care is primary to my well being both as an educator and as a human being. Friends and teacher fam, what are your most prominent modes of self-care? Asking for myself. 😊😎✨💖💡🔮
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#teachersfollowteachers #teachersoninstagram #teachersofinstagram #teacherinsta #teachershare #teachertruth #teacherselfcare  #selfcare #iteachtoo #englishteacher #secondaryela #teacherblogger #gratitude #gratitudejournal #gradstudentlife #worklifebalance #teaching #educator #educate #highschoolteacher #teacherorganization #introspection #reflection #thankful #grateful #heymsdesalvo #attentionsecondaryteachers
I’m going to take a moment to be transparent in saying that the past few weeks have been challenging for me in all aspects of my life. With looming deadlines in grad school, the never ending labor that comes with being an educator, and the intense level of introspection I have committed to this month, the moments of true self-care have been minimal. However, I find solace in expressing gratitude as it reminds me that I have a strong support system both in my personal life and at the school I work at. This weekend I made a list of everything I am grateful for and on that list included having supportive colleagues, supportive administrators, and supportive family and friends. Also on that list was how despite having a pretty intensive work load this semester, I harbor so much fulfillment in the work I do and am consistently inspired by the people I spend everyday with. Expressing gratitude keeps me grounded, and is something that I have prioritized because not only does it humble me, but it helps me to recognize all of the great parts of my life when I am struggling to conceptualize them. Gratitude as self-care is primary to my well being both as an educator and as a human being. Friends and teacher fam, what are your most prominent modes of self-care? Asking for myself. 😊😎✨💖💡🔮 . . . . . #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersoninstagram  #teachersofinstagram  #teacherinsta  #teachershare  #teachertruth  #teacherselfcare  #selfcare  #iteachtoo  #englishteacher  #secondaryela  #teacherblogger  #gratitude  #gratitudejournal  #gradstudentlife  #worklifebalance  #teaching  #educator  #educate  #highschoolteacher  #teacherorganization  #introspection  #reflection  #thankful  #grateful  #heymsdesalvo  #attentionsecondaryteachers 
We had a little ETF today (English Teacher Fun) by rolling the dice and discussing more of #longwaydown 
They are having great epiphanies about plot, character, and author’s craft. 
#iteachenglish #iteachhighschoolenglish #secondaryela #novelinverse
Thank you @mackinlibrary for the posters and bookmarks! My students love seeing these posters in their English and Spanish classrooms, and they took all my bookmarks before I had the chance to grab a photo!
Thank you @mackinlibrary for the posters and bookmarks! My students love seeing these posters in their English and Spanish classrooms, and they took all my bookmarks before I had the chance to grab a photo!
ARMISTICE - Noun. :: truce, ceasefire, peace; an agreement made in a war to stop fighting: “The armistice facilitated radical expansion of Teddy Bear Tea Parties.” Photo: @tonyfutura  Vocab: Facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005388132074
ARMISTICE - Noun. :: truce, ceasefire, peace; an agreement made in a war to stop fighting: “The armistice facilitated radical expansion of Teddy Bear Tea Parties.” Photo: @tonyfutura  Vocab: Facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005388132074
To-do lists are so much nicer to work from when I have fun and pretty notepads to write them on! Got to get moving so I can finish it all by the end of the day.

#todolists #funnotepads #teachersofinstagram #teachercommunity #makeaplanfinishtheplan #teachersfollowteachers #secondaryela #secondaryteacher
We aren’t even mad that it’s not a snow day here, but it is everywhere in a 45 mile radius 😂😜
We aren’t even mad that it’s not a snow day here, but it is everywhere in a 45 mile radius 😂😜
A short, quick activity we have been working on for Macbeth is tracking his stress throughout the play. We also talked about stress in our daily lives and some strategies to help with our stresses. Many shared that some of their strategies is spending time with family, friends, and puppies. ❤️#iteachenglish #iteachela #secondaryela #iteachhighschool
A short, quick activity we have been working on for Macbeth is tracking his stress throughout the play. We also talked about stress in our daily lives and some strategies to help with our stresses. Many shared that some of their strategies is spending time with family, friends, and puppies. ❤️#iteachenglish  #iteachela  #secondaryela  #iteachhighschool 
What’s your favourite active learning strategy? #secondaryela #activelearning #teachergram #teacherspayteachers #teachersfollowteachers https://bit.ly/2Fkt57d
Sure....nobody will know when my 5 a.m alarm goes off (except my husband 🤣). Nobody will know if I press play on my workout or not....except me. I'll know. I've built up this trust with myself though....about staying true to my word. If I say I'm gonna do it....I'm gonna do it. 👊🏻I'm not breaking that trust with myself! .
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Besides, I have an entire community of women who are counting on me to show up, to lead by example, and are trusting me. They help hold me accountable and I need them just as much as they need me. .
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So it's time to drink the yellow go go drink and let it work its magic so I can crush this workout, check in with the girls in my group, and then win my day! Have a good one! 💕
Sure....nobody will know when my 5 a.m alarm goes off (except my husband 🤣). Nobody will know if I press play on my workout or not....except me. I'll know. I've built up this trust with myself though....about staying true to my word. If I say I'm gonna do it....I'm gonna do it. 👊🏻I'm not breaking that trust with myself! . . Besides, I have an entire community of women who are counting on me to show up, to lead by example, and are trusting me. They help hold me accountable and I need them just as much as they need me. . . So it's time to drink the yellow go go drink and let it work its magic so I can crush this workout, check in with the girls in my group, and then win my day! Have a good one! 💕