As an 11th grade English teacher, one of my biggest passions was teaching writing skills. I wanted them to learn to be autonomous, strong, and able writers. But without fail, many times - I would dive into a stack of assignments, and immediately…
Picture books are great tools for teachers. I love using picture books to teach just about anything in my classroom. I often read two or three picture books a day to my students. I also insist that my students always have at least…
One day when the morning bell rang, the first student to arrive ran into our room, looking around frantically like he’d lost his puppy. When Kevin spotted me he exclaimed, “Oh good! Mrs. Foxwell, you ARE here! When I didn’t see you at…
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