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

5 Tips for Any Teacher on Summer Break
Life Tips for Teachers ➤ June 13, 2021

5 Tips for Any Teacher on Summer Break

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.

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5 Engaging Back-to-School Activities for High School Students
Experiences in the Classroom ➤ May 30, 2021

5 Engaging Back-to-School Activities for High School Students

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!

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Quitting Teaching: How and Why I Did It
Experiences in the Classroom ➤ May 16, 2021

Quitting Teaching: How and Why I Did It

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.

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