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Julie Faulkner
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In Defense of Shakespeare Made Easy
The debate surrounding whether to teach Shakespeare or not to teach Shakespeare continues to grow in discussions of modern curriculum. I don't wish to engage in that debate because for me it's simple; teach the Shakespeare. Even in that camp - those brave t...
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End of Year Reflection: Best of the Best 2016
Last year at this time I did my first ever "Greatest Hits" linky as a reflection of the moments from 2015 that stuck out to me the most, and I kept track all year waiting to do it again! Needless to say, I am super excited to share these ideas with you - an...
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What She Wore Teacher Style: "Vestive" Outfits for Winter
This season I am loving all the vest options! I've put together a short list of ways I've been wearing vests this season to stay warm and look festive for the holidays! *Can't go without my "Red Coke"! 1) Black pants, Polka Dot Black and White Button Down (...
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Laughing All the Way Secondary Christmas Blog Hop
I have a quotation hanging in my living room that says, "A laugh is a smile that bursts." So, when I started thinking about this blog hop and what to share, that message came to mind.  What does it take to bring on a smile this holiday season... and one tha...
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Fun Halloween Memes Teachers can Relate To
Halloween is such a fun and festive time of year, but let's be honest... the kids are hyped up on candy and going crazy 99.9% of day (and the days before, too). So I thought a little Halloween humor in the form of memes would brighten your day! Enjoy! Want ...
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Teacher Outfits: Fall Florals October 2016 Edition
Fall is here (almost). We are in a drought in TN, and it's still pretty hot during the day. But fingers crossed that some cooler weather and rain are on the way! I'm loving some floral prints this season, so I've put together a few outfits that are perfect ...
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Books Without Movies Your Students Will Want to Ready Anyway
With so many books being turned in money-making movie
franchises, it might be hard to get your students to read something that hasn’t
been recreated on the big screen. While I’m not opposed to the
book-turned-movie selections in my Netflix queue, I’ve alway...
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Best Kept Secrets for Undergarments for Teachers
Dressing for class to be comfortable, cute, and modest is not always easy.  I wanted to share a few of my best-kept secrets for layering without frustration and couple of problem-solving solutions for preventing bunching, sliding, wading, etc.! 1) The skirt...
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Sports-Themed Lesson Ideas for Secondary English Language Arts Classrooms
‘Tis the season for sports to be underway in high schools
and colleges.  What about trying to catch
some of that fever in your English language arts classroom? Here are a couple of
slam dunk ideas for bridging the gap between sports and academics.  1) Vocab...
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Tips for New Yearbook Advisers
When I was asked/told I would be the yearbook adviser ten
years ago, I said what any good new hire would say: “Sure!”  I had never been on the yearbook or newspaper
staff before, and my degree wasn’t in journalism.  I stepped into a situation where the prev...
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