Let’s get 2020 started with a free print-and-teach worksheet designed to increase student motivation and help our teens think meaningfully about literature. Continue reading

I’m humming Bon Jovi this week because oh-ohhh-we’re halfway there! The 36-week school year experiments continues to slog roll along and I’m exhausted relieved to hit this milepost. This week’s offerings: Continue reading

I’m getting back into the post-Thanksgiving break swing of things around here with three new videos over on the YouTube channel: Continue reading

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! My belly is full and my heart is grateful as I count my blessings which includes you, blog friend. This week of vacation, I baked a pumpkin pie (hubs does all of the real cooking around here), avoided crazy Black Friday shopping lines, and made three more videos: Continue reading

November? Whattya mean, it’s already November? Continue reading

This week, let’s figure out how we can win every argument (see Friday’s video): 1.  MUG Shot Monday (Mechanics, usage, and grammar proofreading practice): Click here for a semester-long set of these MUG bell-ringer slides. 2. Words on Wednesday – SAT-level vocabulary: Click here for a semester-long set of these vocabulary bell-ringer slides. 3. Freestyle Friday […]

Is it just me or do short weeks often feel even longer than usual weeks? Huh. Here’s what I was talking about on the YouTube channel this week: Continue reading