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Back-to-School Shopping for Middle and High Schoolers

Back-to-School Shopping for Middle and High Schoolers

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and buy an item, I earn a small commission. This doesn’t cost you anything. Thanks for your support!   It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  No, not Christmas. Its Back-to-School season!! The […]

Top 5 Books for Parenting or Teaching Teens

Top 5 Books for Parenting or Teaching Teens

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and buy an item, I earn a small commission. This won’t cost you anything. Thanks for your support!   I taught high school Social Studies for 15 years. And for the most part, I […]

Why You Need to Read Harry Potter as an Adult

Why You Need to Read Harry Potter as an Adult

I am a legit Harry Potter fan. Of course, I’ve read all the books and seen all the movies. Additionally, I own enough HP shirts and socks to clothe several people. Over the years, I knit multiple hats based on hats Hermione wore in the […]

Snack Break – Chocolate M&M Cookies

Snack Break – Chocolate M&M Cookies

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and buy an item, I earn a small commission. This won’t cost you anything. Thanks for your support!   Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! And a shout-out to the single […]

How to Get Reluctant Teen Readers to Actually Read

How to Get Reluctant Teen Readers to Actually Read

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and buy an item, I earn a small commission. This won’t cost you anything. Thanks for your support! This is a guest post by Katherine Porzel, a high school English teacher.   As an […]

6 Habits of Successful Students – Become a Better Student!

6 Habits of Successful Students – Become a Better Student!

There is a creek near my house that ducks and geese love. (I love the ducks – the geese not so much.) In just a few weeks, their eggs will hatch and fuzzy ducklings will be everywhere. I love to watch the mama ducks and […]

Summer Slide Activities for Teens: Tips and Blog Round-Up

Summer Slide Activities for Teens: Tips and Blog Round-Up

Like all good memories of summers past, mine are a bit hazy. However, I can recall  spending a lot of time with the bajillion kids in my neighborhood, running through the trees, and playing on the playground.   What also happens in the summer for […]

Snack Break – Chocolate Chip Cookie Oreo Brownies

Snack Break – Chocolate Chip Cookie Oreo Brownies

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and buy an item, I earn a small commission. This won’t cost you anything. Thanks for your support! School ended this week here in Denver! My students are taking the summer off and so […]

How to Take Notes from a Textbook the Right Way

How to Take Notes from a Textbook the Right Way

“Ms. P, I didn’t do well on the quiz. I read the book, but didn’t remember stuff from the reading.” “Did you take notes on the reading?” “Nope.” “How come?” “Um, well, I not really sure how to take notes from the book. When I […]

SMART Strategies to Jumpstart Your Motivation

SMART Strategies to Jumpstart Your Motivation

It’s Sunday afternoon. You have a big test tomorrow and you’re worried about your grade in the class. You don’t want to disappoint your parents, either. But. But. You just can’t get out of your chair and get your school books. It’s so much easier […]