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the NEW erin condren teacher lesson planner!

i was lucky enough to receive a new erin condren teacher lesson planner in collaboration with EC.  the new planner has a different design but the guts are the same as last year’s ECTLP.  and that’s just fine with me!  the changes are subtle but great. below is my unboxing and review video!  i go… Continue reading the NEW erin condren teacher lesson planner!

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my end of year thoughts on my Erin Condren teacher lesson planner!

this video below is a flip through of my ECTLP from this past school year.  you will see all my pages and hear my thoughts on how well it worked for me.  i also answer the question: will i be using it next year? click HERE for the TpT template I used for my abbreviated… Continue reading my end of year thoughts on my Erin Condren teacher lesson planner!

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teaching tip 70. never make big decisions in april.

april is the worst. it just is. in may, you can see the finish line.  things are winding down.  but in april, it’s still business as usual.  except the teachers are tired, the kids are restless, you’re in between state testing, there’s benchmarking, supplies are running out, school funds are dwindling…you get the idea. it’s just… Continue reading teaching tip 70. never make big decisions in april.

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teaching tip 73. there’s always that one. avoid her. or him.

every school has the negative nancy.  we’ll call her ms. x. she (or he) never sees the bright side.  she always looks for how something will negatively affect her.  she resists change and actively works against it.  she is stubborn and pushy.  she thinks she’s better than everyone else and the exception to every rule.  she longs… Continue reading teaching tip 73. there’s always that one. avoid her. or him.

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12•15 | high five for friday! | december update

…one…   i was officially accepted to an accelerated masters program for educational leadership and policy building.  the last time i talked about grad school (about a year ago), i was quitting… i was bored and stressed out from the way that my school year was going.  so i quit.  maybe it wasn’t the best… Continue reading 12•15 | high five for friday! | december update

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teaching tip 72. they will tear a sub to shreds!

like sharks, they can smell blood in the water.  and by “they”, i mean your students.  your little angels will break a sub in just one day.  they will band together and refuse to do work, behave horribly, and get terrible notes from the substitute teacher. to ease this situation, prep the sub as best… Continue reading teaching tip 72. they will tear a sub to shreds!