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Hope everyone had a great #weekend... I know this girl did! #sundayvibes
@nouvelle_ela creates the most amazing escape rooms for the classroom! 😍This one is an introduction to The Odyssey. You can present it as a digital activity or a paper escape room. 💻 📝 It covers Greek gods and goddesses, the characters in The Odyssey, and life and customs on Ithaca. If you teach The Odyssey, you have to check it out using the link in our profile. Your students will love it! #theodyssey #escaperoom #classroomescape #iteachELA #iteachEnglish #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhighschool #teachersofinstagram #tpt #englishteacher #secondaryenglish bit.ly/Ody-Escape
Looking for a fun and engaging project for next semester?? The Common Core SmashBook Novel Study is a great project that accompanies ANY novel! Check it out in my TPT store 🤓 #talesofteachinginheels #iteachtoo #iteachenglish #iteachela #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhighschool #teachersofinstagram #teachertribe
@teachwithallyourheart is combating learned helplessness one adorable poster at a time. 💪🏼 #Repost @teachwithallyourheart ( @get_repost) ・・・ You guyyyssss, I'm loving these posters I made for my class! 5 choices for students to say instead of "I don't Know". These are great for defeating learned helplessness and for promoting accountable discussion and student ownership of learning. I also made a mini anchor chart to go along with the prompts so that students can refer to it in their notebooks. On sale today! Link to my TPT store in my profile!😍😎 #btsreadywithtpt #tpt #teacherspayteachers
My favorite time of year-introducing To Kill a Mockingbird. I love Atticus Finch and all of his amazing wise quotes. #quotes #atticus #atticusfinch #tokillamockingbird #harperlee #quotestoliveby #qotd
Working on the blog at our new dining room table (eeek!!) while watching @hallmarkchannel Christmas movies.
Even though this child was most likely being oober dramatic (or at the very least, their friend), the sincerity of "don't know what that's like" will be a sentiment I hold near and dear. It's so encouraging to overhear these #classroomcomments at random. 😊🙌👏
This was hard. I don’t feel like this adequately represents my year, but it does show a good portion of what was great about it. So here is my #bestnine2017.
Do you need a stand-alone activity this week? Here's a scaffolded lesson for one of my favorite poems, "I Died for Beauty" by Emily Dickinson. Students can work through this themselves or in small groups as you finish up conferencing or grading. (link in profile) . . . . . #iteachELA #iteachenglish #teachingpoetry #winterbreak #secondaryELA #englishteacher #iteach789 #teachersofig #teacherspayteachers https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Analysis-I-Died-for-Beauty-by-Emily-Dickinson-Emergency-Plan-1872945
Musical season officially kicks off tomorrow with our first day of auditions. Today I am going to snuggle my baby and try not to stress. I know there is no such thing as home and work balance but in years past I have spent hours (maybe full days) working on the musical. To say that I am concerned about how I am going to teach four preps (one that is new), direct and choreograph a musical and be a good Mama is an understatement. This little guy is now my first priority. Wish me luck as I take on this new challenge. #teachermom #dramateacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #workhomebalance #theaddamafamilymusical #musicalseason #iteachenglish #stress #newmom
you feel me?? 😅 Anyone else have a busy week lined up heading into break? 🆘 #sendhelp
Any unfortunate souls have school this week? Add a little humor to the situation with these punny literary Christmas cards! 😝 I’ve had lots of feedback from teachers who are using them in class as well as for laughs with coworkers! 🤗I have three Poe puns in the pack, but I’m looking to add more for next year to have enough for an entire Poe-tree. 🎄☠️ 😂Leave me a comment with your best holiday-themed Poe pun, and if I end up using it, I will send you this set as a thank you gift! . . Link in profile to download these last-minute cards! . . . #Englishteacher #ELAteacher #iteachenglish #iteachela #iteachhighschool #teachmiddleschool #iteachtoo #teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteachers #teachersofIG #iteachmiddleschool #2ndaryELA #Bookish #poe https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Literary-Christmas-Cards-English-Teacher-Holiday-Cards-Student-Greeting-Cards-2880314 #poepuns
I am so lucky to be surrounded by wonderful, supportive colleagues. Besides the many benefits, we all know this job can be exhausting, frustrating, and difficult, even before you factor in what may be going on in your personal life. During a tough week, this note from a fellow teacher meant so much. It is impossible to do this job alone, and it's important to recognize that and take time to thank the people who make it possible for you to do what you do for your students. Who is a co-worker you couldn't teach without?
Tired of the same old reading quizzes? Have you picked up your free ones yet? Bitly link in my profile!
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M I S S • B ‘ S • W O R K S H O P • I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, y’all: giving presents is WAY more fun than getting them. I *am* Buddy the Elf. I’ve got a stack of Secret Santa, white elephant, coworker, friend, family, and dog gifts (duh 🐾) a mile freakin’ high on my kitchen table right now, and it’s THE. BEST. I’ve never actually taken that love languages test (have you?), but I’m sure if I did, gift-giving would be at the top of my list. I can’t wait to hand most of these out at school next week! ❤️
First day of winter break, and what do I do? I go out and buy cute notebooks because I have a school supply problem. 🙄 But, it’s totally reasonable since my brain is full of ideas for courses, and they have to be written down on paper, right? ... Right? 👩‍🏫 #iteach #houstonwehaveaproblem #schoolsupplyaddict #canthelpmyself . . . . . . . #reallife #iteachtoo #iteachela #teachingenglish #secondaryela #englishteacher #iteachenglish #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #teachergram #iteachhighschool #highschoolteacher #winterbreakishere
Starting a new read tonight! I’ve heard great things. . . . . . #iteachtoo #teachersfollowteachers #iteachfifth #iteachela #iteachenglish #ela #elateacher #winterbreakreading #refugee
Our seniors are reading excerpts from #TimOBriens war story #TheThingsTheyCarried which explores the theme of weight and its importance to men at war. The opening chapter is comprised of a collection of lists, detailing both the physical objects, such as cigarettes, C rations, and packets of Kool-Aid, and the more intangible things, such as fear and silent awe, that weigh these soldiers down. One might assume that these objects are what are really important to these soldiers, but in reality it is the incalculable weight of their spiritual burdens that truly weigh them down. Groups of students made posters illustrating both the tangible & intangible weight carried by each member of the platoon then we brought the story to life, filling a rucksack with weights to simulate what each soldier carries. #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #teacherslife #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #elateacher #elateachersrock #ela #iteachenglish #highschoolteacher #englishteacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #bespokeela #literature #readingeveryday #literacy #readingislit✨📚❤️
Season’s Readings - I love this idea from @prestoplans! . Repost from @prestoplans @TopRankRepost Here’s a cute idea to spruce up your classroom library area during the holidays. Fill some stockings with books and put up a Season's Readings sign! 📚 🎅 #iteachEnglish #iteachELA #Englishteacher #middleschoolELA #highschoolELA #middleschoolEnglish #highschoolEnglish #classroomlibrary #seasonsreadings #ilovebooks #ilovereading #booklover
I have lots of new followers, so I was going to do a fun little 10 things about me post, but I figured a litany of questions that describes my current state would be more accurate. ONLY ONE ANSWER IS “NO.” Take a wild guess... 🙃 1️⃣ Did I put on a coffee-themed shirt just to go to Starbucks? 2️⃣ Am I going to Starbucks for a grading marathon? 3️⃣ Am I WAYYYY behind on grading? 4️⃣ Do I hate myself for procrastinating? 5️⃣ Would I rather be lesson planning for next semester and creating stuff for all of the cool ideas I have?! 6️⃣ Did I even bother to brush my hair today? 7️⃣ Do I spend too much money on coffee? Am I addicted? 8️⃣ Do I have multiple chimples from stress? And am I thankful for good concealer? 9️⃣ Do I think teaching is simultaneously the most exhausting AND rewarding job ever? 🔟 AM I READY FOR WINTER BREAK?!?!?!
I had some requests on what my sarcastic pieces of advice to teachers were. So, in a follow up post, here is my “Congrats, newly minted Teacher” example that I model for my students.
#Winterbreak means #sleepovers or a #slumberparty (that's what we used to call them). This cute little book is about a slumber party battle between girls and boys. My daughter is into the "girls are better than boys" phase so she loves it. This #3rdgrade #book is leveled a 3.7 using the #acceleratedreader system. It is a small #chapterbook to encourage chapter book reading. #bookstagram
Running and picnicking in the snow with eagles and pandas and seagulls, oh my!!! 🐼 And yes, I did have to check that "picnicking" has a "k" in it... #iteachenglish #justnotverywell
Finally got my hands on the UK covers of Harry Potter 😍📚✨
I'm a co-host this weekend! Join me as I co-host Brunch and Backtalk! Brunch and Backtalk is a weekly ed chat, that explores topics in education. Go to @idrathereducate at 5 p.m. Sunday (England time, this is noon est), to join the conversation! We have a great topic, we need your feedback! Never heard of Brunch and Backtalk, go to #brunchandbacktalk and explore the archives! I hope to see you then!
Why thank you! I wore them just for you ;) 🎄🎄🎄🤶🏻🤶🏻🤶🏻🤶🏻🤶🏻
Seating so flexible even gorillas enjoy it. Another photoshopped gem from one of my kiddos... 😂
Making the move to #2ndaryela from an 8:1:1 #selfcontained has been a definite learning curve. It took a lot longer to make true connections with the kids since I only have them 42 minutes a day. But at 16 weeks in, we've established our bond. . As the holidays approached, I thought about what gift I could give my students. I knew I had to do something different than the typical trinkets and movie day that I did in elementary school. So I called up the local budget movie theatre and booked a private screening for over winter break. Over the next few days, my students will be receiving a holiday card and the invitation to the movies. (I also made the kids address the envelope. Less work for me. A new skill for them. 👍) . Now I'm not trying to shame anyone or make them feel like what they did wasn't good enough. I'm just sharing what I choose to do this year. . Total cost: $140.15. ($120 for movie, popcorn and soda for 35 people, $17.15 for stamps and $3 for cards.) . Now let's hope these little buggers show up! 😀
To introduce informative writing, my students write a list of sarcastic advice to someone who is new to something. I model this with a list of sarcastic (bad) advice for new teachers. I love seeing what they come up with.
Unbelievable! 😲
🙌🙌🙌 amen, amen. How many more books to complete the 2017 reading challenge?! #librarygoals
What am I doing with the first day of Christmas break? I start making resources for next semester. #teachersofinstagram #englishteacher #teachingninth #iteachtoo #iteach #iteachenglish #iteachwhatsyoursuperpower #iteachvocabulary #contextclues
My sophomores did a phenomenal job creating their Night Instagram projects. The goal was for them to take on a character from the book and then decide if anything would change if social media had been available. One student wrote: “I felt bad doing the project at first - almost like I was mocking the Holocaust - and then I realized we do that every day on social media.” 👌🏼 On point, my friend! 💛 Swipe to see some of their posts. (They friended our classroom account, not my personal one for this activity 😊)
What do YOU think? What would your STUDENTS say? . . . Be sure you’re subscribed to the Mud and Ink newsletter for a sneak peek when this question very soon becomes a synthesis writing activity for you to do in your class! Head to mudandinkteaching.org ⏬⏬ scroll to the bottom and sign up!! . . . . #iteachwriting #iteachenglish #englishteacher #iteachhighschool #aplang #essaywriting #inquiryteaching #curriculumplanning #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #writingteacher #secondaryela #iteachela
I finally saw @wonderthemovie last night. It talked about bullying, but more importantly the strength to overcome it. I literally couldn't recommend a movie more. #wonder #d15learns #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #iteachenglish #middleschool #bringkleenex #iteachtoo #imadethis #wondermovie
Post 207. Story Buttons Every S/pair/group gets one pouch of 7 buttons of pictures. They must make a story using those pictures. #storytime #story #creativeteaching
This book is SO STINKING GOOD! Major page turner (I finished it in less than 24 hours). Just enough clues that it IS possible to guess “who done it” but not too easily. • • • • • • @oneofusislying #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #instateacher #iteachenglish #iteachela #iteachhighschool #iteachtoo #secondaryeducation #teacher #englishteacher #ilovemyjob #oneofusislying #karenmmcmanus #bookrecommendations #bookrecs #ilovereading #booknerd #booksarelife #shelfie
Check out this awesome post by @stacey.lloyd for the @secondaryenglishcoffeeshop blog! She's got amazing tips and resources for teaching persuasive techniques, yay, hooray! . . . . . #teacherblog #elablog #teachingtips #iteachELA #iteachenglish #secondaryELA #englishteacher #teachersofig #edublog #teachingrhetoric
I LOVE all of @missbertels_ 's quotes, but especially this one! Pretty sure she is my teacher spirit animal 💃 What I love about her is that she ALWAYS keeps it real. 💯 She's not afraid to acknowledge the fact that teaching can be HARD and nothing is ever as picture-perfect as it may seem on social media. 🙌
"Emma has her most challenging story yet, and a real TV reporter is helping her put it on the air. Can they find her dance group's special drum before showtime?" (Taken from arbookfind.com) This is actually #book 3 in this #elementary #series , but I didn't realize that when I bought the book. #idasiegal #emmaisontheair #bookstagram
As the snow falls, so does my motivation ❄️ but a little good news never hurts! Excited to find out my group was selected to present at #ISTE18 next summer in Chicago, on the same day that I submitted my proposal to present at the @nctegram Convention next fall in Houston. Can’t wait to share with other teachers around the country all the awesome things my students have done in the classroom. #businessisboomin
Current Events and Injustice Unit is complete, which means we’ve got several local and national leaders who need to check their mailboxes next week! I’ve got some sophomores with research under their belts and suggestions in these envelopes headed your way. #thanksAntigone #teachersofinstagram #secondaryela #iteachenglish #teachersfollowteachers #iteach10th
Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and within that, World War II and the Holocaust are my favorite historical events to read about. It's a time in history of fascinating extremes, a time when people demonstrated amazing courage and selflessness, but also a time when people were consumed by terrible cruelty and evil. Find 14 historical fiction titles, focused on World War II and/or the Holocaust and separated into middle school and high school, that I've recently read and would recommend at theliterarymaven.com. #literarymaven #iteachms #iteachmiddleschool #iteachhs #iteachhighschool #ela #iteachela #englishlanguagearts #iteachsecondary #iteachenglish #youngadultbooks #yalit #youngadultlit
ELA Teachers >>> Are you following my friend (irl!) @nouvelle_ela? From brilliant book recs to amazing resources, she will help you add a burst of energy and excitement to your classes! I'm smitten with her Escape Room resources. Click the link in my profile to check out her Poetry Escape Room . . . what a fabulously fun activity to do the week before holiday break! #teachingdoneright #teacherswhorock #teacherswhoinspire #ELAteachers #teacherfollowfriday #poetrycommunity #englishteacherfollow . . . bit.ly/Poetry-ER
Of Mice and Men is my absolutely most favoritest (used a double superlative and made up a word...that’s how much I love it) book of all time. I have read it so many times I could probably recite most of it. So excited to be able to teach it again this year. What’s your favorite reading to teach? #iteachela #iteach #iteachenglish #reading #ofmiceandmen #steinbeck #lit #literature #reader #books #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig
This week was my first time trying blackout poetry with my sophomores and WILL YOU PLEASE LOOK AT THIS?! I am blown away. They ALL did such an amazing job connecting their poems and illustrations to the themes and symbols of Macbeth. If you’ve been thinking about incorporating blackout poetry into your classroom, do it NOW! You will be amazed by the creativity and higher level thinking of your students. 👏🏻😱🎨👁 . . . #blackoutpoem #blackoutpoetry #poetry #macbeth #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teacherstatus #teachersofinsta #teachersonig #teachersofthegram #iteachtoo #iteach #instateach #instateacher #happyteacher #iteachela #iteachenglish #secondaryela #2ndaryela #englishteacher #literature #englishteachers #englishteacherproblems #tftpickme #weareteachers #englishteacherfollow
My kids recently made an amazing visual school display of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's I Have a Dream Speech with speeches about its impact. The project with directions is now available for teachers on Playing With History!