Hi, I'm Heather!

Hi, I'm Heather!

Somewhere between falling in love with literature and falling in love with helping young minds grow, high school English teachers often get lost–in new ideas, administration expectations, office gossip, and naughty students! It’s hard to press on when we feel overwhelmed and ineffective.

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.

What I Offer

High School English Resources

Resources to make teaching high school English engaging and stress-free!

Distance Learning Resources

Resources that can be printed or used digitally!

Teaching Tips

Blog posts designed to help English teachers and TpT sellers thrive

Courses for Selling on TpT

Learn how to start your Teachers Pay Teachers store and grab the tools to make the process easier and faster

Recent Posts

Teaching Writing with Mini Lessons: A How-to
Complete Guides ➤ March 7, 2021

Teaching Writing with Mini Lessons: A How-to

Every year, teachers are asked to do more--close the gap, make learning fun, use technology, encourage independence, provide quality feedback, collaborate, and so on. It’s not easy finding a class structure that perfectly meets the needs of students, administrators, and classroom evaluators. When it comes to teaching writing with mini lessons, however, you can get pretty close.

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How to Plan a Novel Study QUICKLY
Life Tips for Teachers ➤ February 7, 2021

How to Plan a Novel Study QUICKLY

During my first year of teaching, my novel studies were a mess. We didn’t finish the first two books. I was up all night trying to plan the next day. I had no sense of direction and no idea how long any of my plans would take. Now, I can plan an entire novel study in under an hour. This post will walk you through the exact steps I take to plan a novel study quickly.

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