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7 Tips for Decorating English Classrooms for Teens

There are three kinds of teacher-decorators: those who were born for Pinterest, those who can’t, and all the ones in between (such as the broke, the tired, and the I-have-no-time-to-decorate). However, making a classroom appeal to middle and high school students doesn’t HAVE to involve serious crafting or expensive, time-intensive projects. Check out these tips from me and Bonnie from Presto Plans as you prepare your classroom for the fall (or at any time of year that you want to give it a…

English Bell Ringers for Middle and High School

By Presto Plans I first realized the power of bell ringers years ago, thanks to a particularly unruly class that would bounce off my walls after lunch. After consistently wasting the first ten minutes of class getting students seated, settled, and ready to learn, I decided to give bell-ringers a try. They were immediately a classroom game-changer. Bell-ringers—sometimes referred to as “warm ups” or “do nows”— are questions, tasks, or other warm up activities that students complete at the…

Classroom Management Tips for High School Teachers

An overview of 9 simple but effective classroom management tips secondary teachers can use to feel confident in their classroom and increase student learning.

9 Amazon Back to School Products for the High School Classroom — Mud and Ink Teaching

When back to school season rolls around, I always have my guard up when it comes to shopping. There is always SO MUCH that I WANT, and so little that I actually NEED. What I’ve done for the past few years is this: I set a budget and I set a limit on my projects. The point of su

First Year Language Arts Teacher Ultimate Guide

First year language arts teacher - everything you need to know - the ultimate guide for new high school and middle school teachers.

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Lesson Planning Edition

After 19 years in the classroom, I‘ve picked up a few tricks that have saved me from hours reinventing the wheel year after year. The best thing I ever did for myself was complete some upfront work that led to years of little to no prep and planning! Here are my top three work smarter, not harder tips for easy lesson planning: 1. Save and store reusable worksheets and task cards. Classrooms don't have a lot of storage space, but keeping photocopies of the materials your students will use…

ELA Classroom Set-Up Made Easier

As we are heading back to school an abundance of creative classrooms are filling my Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter feeds. I love seeing how other teachers

5-Minute Filler Activities for ELA - Nouvelle ELA Teaching Resources

Filler Activities for ELA (blog post) What can you do with five extra minutes in secondary ELA? Here are a few ideas to engage students until the bell.

FREE Classroom Grammar Posters • Teacher Thrive

Find out how to use these free grammar posters in your classroom. From parts of speech, to comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs!