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Heading Back-To-School

August means summer is officially coming to an end. I trade in my hiking shoes and adventure journal for tennis shoes and a spiral notebook filled with To Do Lists. Back-To-School is looming ahead quickly! […]

Summer Slide Solutions

Worried about your kids’ skills sliding this summer? Here are my top 10 Summer Solutions and some freebies for you to beat the SUmmer Slide!

Starting a Circle of Influence

I need connection. When I sat down to do a written exercise about influence the other day, I realized that for 90% of my day the oldest person I talk to is 15! It was […]

Math Intervention Groups

“Look, Patchett! You did math! And it’s correct!” one of my 9th grade students pipes up after I help with a homework question. I roll my eyes when my students get excited because I did […]

Poetry Challenge Rogue

Day 4 was a quatrain in the Poetry Challenge. Have I told you how much I struggle with rhyming? Don’t believe me – check out my official poem in Poetry I will be the first […]

Emotional Regulation

Emotions are a difficult territoty to nagivate. Expically when you are small and have such a tiny space to fit them in. In the middle of student meltdowns, I often have to remind myself that […]

From Dumpster Fire to Harmony

A dear friend who is experienceing some new heartache chatted with me last week. In our tear-filled discussion, she told me how amazing I was because no matter what was going on, I had all […]

Easter Baskets of Literacy

Spring is around the corner, and I’m so excited for rain and mud and flowers! And, it is also one of the New Title releases in my book business! Yay! I love the smell of […]

Authentic Reading

“We’re gonna read about WHAT?!?!” At the beginning of each new unit at school, I hear this. A lot. Loudly. They roll their eyes and gnash their teeth much like the Wild Things. I pretend […]

Challenge Physically Fit Accepted

Weight has become a bit of a problem lately. I’m going to blame it on aging. In reality, I’ve gotten into some bad habits like not being active and drinking soda. January 1, 2023 started […]