Is there any better feeling than leaving the school building on that last workday? I think not! But, if you’re like I was during my first few years, the glow of summer wears off quickly. Suddenly, it’s been a month, you’re sleeping too long, and nothing is getting done. The worst is getting to the end of summer only to feel like you’ve wasted it. In this post, I want to give away some tips for any teacher on summer break who wants to make the most of their time off.Read More
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Hi, I'm Heather!
I know this feeling because I’ve had it too! I’ve thought about walking out of my classroom door and never looking back. Instead, however, I asked myself, “Why did I do this in the first place? Why did I get this degree and take this job?”
My answer is always the same: literature is pure magic. It has inspired me, motivated me, and taught me throughout my whole life. Everyone deserves to connect to a profound piece of literature. And when I remember that, my job began to feel less like a job and more like a calling.
So here I am, on a mission to help re-inspire teachers like you and get you psyched about the power of literature. As the kids say, “It’s Lit!” Teaching literature, that is.
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Resources to make teaching high school English engaging and stress-free!
Planning the content and assessments for your semester is one thing; planning the first week of school is entirely different. Most of the time we have standards to meet and curriculum to get through. But during the first week, we’re pressured to establish procedures, build relationships, and set the tone for the rest of the year. Choosing your back-to-school activities can be so stressful!Read More
Teaching is lit. There is no career like this one. No other career will challenge you to grow in the ways that this one does; no other career will teach you the empathy that this one can. I won’t simply walk away from teaching and never think twice; it’s impossible. But for me, personally, it is not a “forever” career, and I’m ready for the next phase of my life.Read More