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    How To Use Them + Examples for Every Subject

    Some students have no trouble expressing their thoughts, whether verbally or in writing. Others, though, need some help to get started. Sentence stems—sometimes called sentence starters, sentence frames, or thinking stems—help them do just that. Here’s how they work. How To Use Sentence Stems Provide all students with a list of sentence stems they can […] More

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    10 Things Not To Say at Your School Staff Holiday Party

    The staff holiday party. You either love it or hate it (or you’re asking yourself, “What’s a staff holiday party?”). At its best, the staff holiday party is a great opportunity to let loose and enjoy time with colleagues. That being said, there are some pitfalls you’ll want to avoid. I’m here to help with […] More

  • Collage of passed out Santa and two women gossiping with text 'I'm soooooo drunk!' and 'Did you hear about ...?

    10 Things Not To Say at Your School Staff Holiday Party

    The staff holiday party. You either love it or hate it (or you’re asking yourself, “What’s a staff holiday party?”). At its best, the staff holiday party is a great opportunity to let loose and enjoy time with colleagues. That being said, there are some pitfalls you’ll want to avoid. I’m here to help with […] More

  • I Heart Hot Moms Shirts

    Should Students Be Allowed To Wear These Shirts?

    If you teach middle or high school, you know there’s always going to be students who LOVE a provocative T-shirt. And these things seem to come in waves. Right now, the hotly debated clothing in our Principal Life group on Facebook are shirts that say “I Heart Hot Moms” or “I Heart Hot Dads.” And […] More

  • What are Alternative Schools? #buzzwordsexplained

    What Are Alternative Schools? An Overview for Teachers & Parents

    Educators know that every student has a different learning style. Many styles fit in well in traditional public or private schools, but sometimes that’s just not the case. When a child has specific needs that can’t be met in a traditional school setting, they might be a good candidate for an alternative school. But what […] More

  • What are Alternative Schools? #buzzwordsexplained

    What Are Alternative Schools? An Overview for Teachers & Parents

    Educators know that every student has a different learning style. Many styles fit in well in traditional public or private schools, but sometimes that’s just not the case. When a child has specific needs that can’t be met in a traditional school setting, they might be a good candidate for an alternative school. But what […] More

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    11 Things I Learned Asking Teachers About Cafeteria Food

    Earlier this week, I asked teachers to share their favorite and least favorite cafeteria foods. I thought I could anticipate the responses I’d get. Favorite: rectangle pizza. Worst: turkey tetrazzini. My friends, I walked away with a wealth of culinary knowledge I could have never anticipated. 1. I added four new foods to my vocabulary: […] More

  • Paired image to illustrate teachers talking about the cafeteria food at their school

    11 Things I Learned Asking Teachers About Cafeteria Food

    Earlier this week, I asked teachers to share their favorite and least favorite cafeteria foods. I thought I could anticipate the responses I’d get. Favorite: rectangle pizza. Worst: turkey tetrazzini. My friends, I walked away with a wealth of culinary knowledge I could have never anticipated. 1. I added four new foods to my vocabulary: […] More

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