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Once upon a time there was a 14 year-old girl whose one of her favorite subjects was English. She had a fantastic teacher, Ms. Butiñà, who used music to teach one of the tougher parts of language for a teen -that is, grammar. 69 more words


Three Reasons I Could Stop Writing Memoir But Won’t

By Ronit Feinglass Plank

I had been writing fiction and wanted to try nonfiction, so I began with personal essays. I didn’t think memoir was for me; in fact I was deliberately avoiding it. 1,174 more words

Teaching Resources

Managing Large Classes

My largest class is 60 plus 4th graders, all of whom I taught when they were 3rd grade. Thankfully their a mixture of some of the best 3rd graders I taught with some of my more silent or, only when over excited, mischievous students. 456 more words

Teach Abroad

Sum Fun...Task Cards Game

I stumbled across this resource and loved how rigorous and engaging the activity was for my students. The activity kept my students on task, talking about the problems, and working together to determine the correct answers for each set of cards. 338 more words

Math Games

CNET: Alphabet's Jigsaw wants to explain tech jargon to you

CNET: Alphabet’s Jigsaw wants to explain tech jargon to you. “On Tuesday, Jigsaw, a tech incubator owned by Google’s parent company, launched a website called the Sideways Dictionary that takes jargon and puts it into terms normal people would understand. 10 more words


Mystery Song: Gold

Last week’s mystery song was Gold, by Spandau Ballet: