Which poems should I be teaching? For English teachers searching for the answer, look no further! Here are 10 must-teach poems sure to engage any high school English class. From funny interpretations on modern life to true classics that span centuries— you’re sure to find something perfect for your students here.
Escape rooms are one of the most exciting activities you can do with your students. Not only does the adventure…
As the new semester approaches, it’s a great opportunity to take a fresh look at your English Language Arts (ELA)…
Teaching Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet does not have to be a headache. There are a few things I have learned make teaching this timeless classic easier for both teachers and students, like chunking material with workbooks, using rap battles, and gif dialectical journals.
Teaching grammar using an English textbook can be dry and dull. If you want to engage students while improving their grammar and challenging them to try more creative elements, using mentor texts is perhaps the best approach for both the teacher and the students.
I started off this year bright eyed and bushy tailed, excited to return to the classroom after having a baby, but what I am seeing now in schools is concerning: teachers are burning out.
Parent communication is the bedrock behind good classroom management. If you have a parent in your corner when you are trying to help get little Jimmy on track, then you will be going. School is all about a team of stakeholders coming together to facilitate the education of students, and with that comes involving the people who raised students or who are their guardians.
If you are thinking of adding House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland to your classroom library, read this book review…
Interviewing for a new English teaching position can be equal parts scary and exciting. In this blog post, I go over how I prepare for interviews.
These activities are reflective and fun. Students get to demonstrate their creativity in these end of year activities with things like comics and collages, while looking back at their year. As teachers, we know how important it is to reflect on lessons, classroom management, and the year overall. And it is important to impart this skill on students as well.