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

How to Start Your Independent Reading Program in 6 Steps
Literature ➤ August 7, 2022

How to Start Your Independent Reading Program in 6 Steps

One of my greatest accomplishments in the classroom was my independent reading program. For thirty minutes every week, you could hear a pin drop in my room as students read. Sure, not every kid turned into a voracious reader, but they all at least pretended to look like they were reading. In this post, I will walk you through the steps of creating your own independent reading program.

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5 Helpful Tips for Teaching With Graphic Novels
Literature ➤ July 24, 2022

5 Helpful Tips for Teaching With Graphic Novels

When you think of rigorous teaching, you might not think of graphic novels right away. They seem too easy and too simplistic for any meaningful novel study, right? Well, actually, graphic novels have a lot to offer young students. In this post, I hope to share a few quick tips for teaching with graphic novels. 

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