Education

How Useful is Khan Academy AP Exam Practice?

How Useful is Khan Academy AP Exam Practice?

Teens don’t read for class. I came to this conclusion within my first year of teaching and I have never been proven wrong. Many students, even seniors in AP US Government, simply refuse to read textbooks. Drives.me.crazy. No AP teacher, no matter how fast he […]

E-mail Etiquette for Teens: Free e-mail scripts!

E-mail Etiquette for Teens: Free e-mail scripts!

It was the end of a very long day. Sassy students, technology fails, and (joy!) a staff meeting after school. I was working at home, writing a lesson plan for the next day. Needing a file from a co-worker, I checked my e-mail. And there […]

My Favorite Podcasts for Social Studies Nerds!

My Favorite Podcasts for Social Studies Nerds!

I love podcasts. Like really love podcasts. I probably listen to 10 hours of podcasts a week while walking outside, cooking, driving, working on the computer . . . you get the point. I listen to a variety of podcasts, but most fall under a typical […]

Talking with Teens about Charlottesville – Tips and Resources

Talking with Teens about Charlottesville – Tips and Resources

The last week was ROUGH. Like “Where is the chocolate? I need it in my mouth right now before I end up crying in the fetal position” kind of rough. Even more than a week later, I am still processing what happened in Charlottesville and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teacher Appreciation Gifts that Teachers Actually Want

Teacher Appreciation Gifts that Teachers Actually Want

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 coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week! As a former classroom teacher, I have some easy […]

LP Tutoring now tutors online – try us out today!

LP Tutoring now tutors online – try us out today!

Such exciting news y’all! LP Tutoring now tutors online! That’s right! You live in New York and the commute to Denver would be a bit much? Now you can attend a session from the comfort of your living room. Added bonus: You get to the […]

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 […]

2017 State of the Union BINGO

2017 State of the Union BINGO

When I taught U.S. Government, I made my students watch the State of the Union address every year. My little secret – I often didn’t watch it myself. (Gasp!) Some years I was in class myself. Other years, I didn’t want to end up yelling at […]