“I Voted” Sticker Template (Free)

My 10th graders will participate in a student mock election for the U.S. Presidential Election on Tuesday and I was stumped on how to make the experience more memorable for them when I found this amazing “I Voted” sticker template… Continue Reading

The Best Stapler Ever!!!

I know it’s crazy to post about a stapler. However, I believe in sharing anything that makes teaching a little easier. If you do not have access to an industrial stapler at your school or if you are losing precious time… Continue Reading

Free Printable for Student Absences

Now that I’m at an Early College and see my students only 2-3 times per week, keeping track of absent work and copies for absent students has become a nightmare. Although I use technology like Schoology and Remind to help students… Continue Reading

I Was Booed…

I’ve never been overly excited about Halloween, but I’d like to take a moment to share something that really brightened my day—I was booed. I’m not sure who started this at my school, but I’d love to say thank you. This… Continue Reading

Meet Your Teacher

I decided to introduce myself to my Early College students and parents a little differently this year. Instead of a PowerPoint, I decided to use a “Meet the Teacher” handout. Although I was able to find a few templates online,… Continue Reading

Empty Classroom Tour

I thought it would be nice to give you a tour of my classroom before the teacher magic happens. I’d love your thoughts on how to transform my room into a student friendly environment for my Early College students. I’ll do… Continue Reading

Teacher Time Saver: Picking Up Groceries Faster

I don’t know about you, but I always struggle with maintaining a reasonable work-life balance during the school year. There’s always something to do and eating healthier is a particular struggle because I’d rather get takeout than grocery shop. However,… Continue Reading

A Happy Heart…

A popular expression says, “Teachers encourage minds to think, hands to create, and hearts to love.” Well last week, I received some of the fruit from my labor when my Early College students chose my classroom door to decorate for… Continue Reading

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!!! I don’t know about you, but I’m having one of the nicest Teacher Appreciation weeks ever. However, I can’t help but note the irony of National Teacher Appreciation Week coinciding with STAAR testing. Nonetheless, I’m grateful for the acknowledgement… Continue Reading