October and November are the cruelest months for new teachers, NPR tells us. The honeymoon phase is over and all of that shiny new year optimism has been replaced with the reality of lesson planning, paper grading, parent handling, administrator mind-gaming, and student motivating. Feeling as wrung-out as a bar towel at 2 a.m.? You’re far from alone. Continue reading

A new year brings a new opportunity to set procedures that will serve your students while saving your sanity. Here are three easy-to-implement ideas that will save you a TON of time as you grade that impending avalanche of essays: Continue reading