Let's do this! It is time to go back to school and begin an another amazing year! Here are my top three tips for having the best year ever! These tips will help with classroom management for your middle school or high school classroom.  ...
Can you believe that it's time for another school year to start? No matter if this is your first year or your twentieth year teaching, the Back to School rush can be chaotic and overwhelming. Let the TPT Secondary ELA Sellers help you have the #BEST.YEAR.EVER! Join us in celebrating the TPT Back to School Sale. Visit the stores below during the #BEST.YEAR.EVER! TPT Sitewide Sale to save up to 28% off of products on August 1st-2nd: The Creative Classroom The Daring English Teacher Mrs. Spangler in the Middle Middle School Cafe Charlene Tess Lit with Lyns Fun, Fresh Ideas for Your Class Literary Sherri ...
Classroom teachers across the nation are including innovative technology in their everyday teaching. These teachers know and realize that technology is the future of education. Whether you are a seasoned classroom technology expert or even if you are just beginning to dip your toes into the classroom tech pool, today, Innovative Classroom Technology Day, is the perfect day to explore new technology to use in your classroom. One new way to introduce innovative technology into your classroom is through digitally based and delivered educational resources. I love Google Classroom because I am able to easily deliver digital content and assignments to my students. One of my favorite digital teaching resources is my  SMARTePlans Growth Mindset Digital Interactive Notebook  because it helps students realize and unlock their true potential. To celebrate Innovative Classroom Technology Day, here are some informative blog posts and engaging digital lessons to use in your classroom. A...
If you aren’t using Google Forms in your classroom yet, you and your students are missing out on the limitless possibilities Google Forms offers. Here are 10 ways that I like to utilize Google Forms in my classroom. 1. Collect Data Google Forms is a data-collection application. It is designed to collect data and transpose that information neatly into a Google Sheet. Anytime you need to collect some information from your students, fellow colleagues, or parents, Google Forms is the way to go. 2. Pre Assessment Tool I started using Google Forms in my classroom last year as a pre-assessment tool. I would have students log into their Google Classroom accounts and take a quick 10 minute pretest. As teachers, we have so much work to grade already, and Google Forms eases that load. Plus, it provides teachers with instant access to data. TEACHING TIP: Once the students were finished taking the test, I projected a summary of the responses on the board and went over the an...