Category: Planning & Organizing

I wouldn’t go back to school without…

It’s almost hard to believe, but summer is coming to a close, and it’s time to start thinking about back to school. Every year, I make subtle (or sometimes huge) changes, but there are a few things I can’t imagine heading back to school without. Some of them are loved

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Power Up Your Teaching by Creating a Curriculum Map

I have a teacher confession to make: I’ve never made my own curriculum map before this year. (Gasp! I know!) I’ve always either worked at a school that provided one for us or on a team that didn’t think it was necessary. My experience making a curriculum map this year

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Back to School Must-Haves and Freebies

    It’s hard to believe I have already been back in school over two weeks! In case you missed it, I wanted to share some of the Back to School must-haves that help keep me organized during the first week of school. This is a re-post from one of

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Lesson Planning Made Easy with

At the start of a new year, lesson planning is always a big topic of conversation among teachers. Today, I wanted to share with you what I have found to be the best lesson planner EVER! (They are not paying me to say any of this, I’m just passionate about the site!) I

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Emergency Substitute Info Made Easy

I can’t tell you how many times a fabulous TPT product has totally saved my day! I am excited to share one of my own “heroic” products has definitely saved me in emergencies. I recently received some great feedback on my Substitute Info Flipbook. I was so excited to read

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10 reasons to love

  A little over a year ago, I tried something new…online lesson planning. Like most of you, I was used to writing down plans in a spiral bound lesson plan book. While that method is obviously time-tested, I’ve found that online planning offers some pretty impressive benefits when compared with

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