Wanna have some nerdy English teacher fun? Of course you do! Continue reading

Our ELA Facebook friend Heather Nicole Teraila just posted the results of a super-cute characterization activity her students completed on The Outsiders Continue reading

Want to amuse and motivate your kids? Let’s build a Famous Failures bulletin board! Continue reading

To help combat Stale Bulletin Board Syndrome, I built this little poster to add some “pop” to my classroom’s entry board. Continue reading

bulletinboardrandazzoEach morning, I post a fresh sheet of “tearable puns” on the bulletin board outside my classroom door, and as the day unfolds a wide variety of kids (some of them are my actual students, but many more are unknown to me) swing by the board to help themselves to a daily chuckle. Continue reading

Now that I’m on the other side of 40, the value of failure is obvious. Although painful at the time, it’s clear to me that my greatest moments of growth always came after I fell on my face. Continue reading