It was cold, damp, and gray around here this week – the perfect backdrop to start digging into Macbeth and keeping all those Macduffs and Malcolms and Macdonwalds and Donalbains straight. Whew! Hope you had a good week. This week’s videos:
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Another week = Another three videos, plus a free set of P.O.W.E.R. writing process posters you might’ve missed the first time around (the link’s below Friday’s video):
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Around here, mid-January means prepping for 20Time, a spring semester project-based learning experience designed to bring real-world application to English/language arts classroom skills. Basically, students are given 20 percent of class time for 12 weeks to work on a passion project that they choose and their peers approve. (Click here for a free set of 20Time teaching materials.)

Over winter break, Colleen*, a 20Time first-timer, reached out via email with a few questions. With her permission, I’m sharing our conversation, which might help other folks as they set their plan. Continue reading

You like free stuff, right? Of course you do. We all do. Be sure to scroll down to Friday’s entry where I talk about a couple of free items that’ll make teaching literature and storytelling a bit easier. Continue reading

It was seven years ago this week that I decided to shush my mental ticker tape of self-doubt and post a few items to TpT. I’ve already told the story of how a bit of post-Christmas depression led to my online adventure, but I must admit I’m feeling nostalgic for 2013 and SUPER pumped to keep working hard in this new year. You saw what I made for you this week, right? Oh, and I made some videos, too. Continue reading

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 realize school work should be the last thing on our minds this week, so I’m just going to set these down here for you to enjoy when the time is right. Happy (almost) New Year, everyone! Continue reading