Parenting

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 doesn’t cost you anything. Thanks for your support! I taught high school Social Studies for 15 years. And for the most part, I loved […]

How to Get Reluctant Teen Readers to Actually Read

How to Get Reluctant Teen Readers to Actually Read

This is a guest post by Katherine Porzel, a high school English teacher. This post also xcontains 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!   As an […]

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 […]

What Our Children Gain When They Fail

What Our Children Gain When They Fail

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!   Every day I passed by a table full of lunch bags. Lunch bags that students […]

Quick Guide to Types of K-12 Schools

Quick Guide to Types of K-12 Schools

“What schools are in the attendance zone for that neighborhood? Wait, we’re not guaranteed the school up the street? What the heck is an innovation school??”   I asked all those questions while researching neighborhoods and schools before moving to Colorado. I spent a LOT of […]

15 Education Terms that Trip You Up

15 Education Terms that Trip You Up

“After the formative assessment, I differentiated the assignment, but he still struggled. Based on his performance in the classroom and his PARCC scores, I would recommend an RTI level 2 intervention.”   If you understood the previous paragraph, you probably work in education. If you didn’t […]

Instant Organization with a Homework Folder + video

Instant Organization with a Homework Folder + video

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!   Let’s play a little teacher MadLibs!   “Ms. P I did my homework, but I […]

Student Planners: How to get your teen to use a student planner

Student Planners: How to get your teen to use a student planner

I get giddy when school supplies show up in the stores. GID-DY! I lovingly read through all the sales flyers and spend an extra long time in the the office supply section in Target. Markers, pens, notebooks – I love ’em all.  I am particularly […]

3 Ways to Create a Growth Mindset at Home

3 Ways to Create a Growth Mindset at Home

It was everything I could do to hold back my tears. My classmates glided across the floor, but I couldn’t seem to master a basic dance step. “Maybe tap dance just isn’t for me,” I thought. Have you had similar thoughts? Can you replace “tap dance” with […]