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Book Review MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS: A Teacher And Writer’s Perspective by Laura Roettiger

Everything about the book Maximillian Villainous (Running Press Kids, 2018) made me know it was going to be a hit at school. To be honest, I was excited to find this book at the library and I knew my enthusiasm would add to their interest. 532 more words

Children's Picture Books

To Break or Not to Break

Student teaching in the States has shown me a whole new world of strategic faux-resting. I’ve perfected the art of eating while standing up. I’ve used planning period to set up the next day’s lesson so that I’d have time to catch up on something else. 502 more words


If a tree falls in the forest, is it a teacher's fault?

Thursday, we spent the entire class period working together on color-coded notes that were example of an upcoming assignment. Friday, I gave them a blank graphic organizer just like the one we’d completed the day before and told them to use it to plan their essay, using the notes we’d taken. 773 more words

Public Education

Through the Forest in Fall by Anne Passchier

Through the Forest in Fall by Anne Passchier 

Ave Range: 3 – 7 years

Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

In this board book, children peek through the see-through opening and see the animal that will be read about next. 92 more words

Children's Books

Just Another Manic Mon… Oh, It’s Friday!

Alright, the autumn semester is already rolling and most of the teachers are fully booked! Now, you are probably wondering what are they doing on a day before a busy weekend. 821 more words

Esl Teacher

November 16: reading essays

I graded an entire class set of essays tonight after work. Here’s the thing about reading personal essays: you learn a lot about the lives of hundreds of young people – how they view things, how they process, what bothers them and what they care about tremendously. 173 more words