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Why This Teacher Doesn’t Work Summers

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In the life of a teacher, there is something about the last day of school that simply cannot be equaled. It is more than that feeling of accomplishment you get when saying goodbye to a group of students. It is the reminder that you are not “just” a teacher – you are a human beingRead more

Spend a Little, Make a Lot on TpT

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When we first started on TpT, we were hesitant to spend money on our business.  After all, our goal was to make money, not spend it.  After seeing some success, (hitting the first and second milestones), we discovered some ways to spend a little bit of money (around 5%) in order to make a significant impact onRead more

Building the Perfect Class

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What is Class Building? Many parents are unaware that most schools practice the art of “class building.”  At the end of each school year, teachers and administrators all over the country meet in their respective schools to build classes for the next year.  This practice is designed to “balance” classes. How is Class Building Done?Read more

Classroom Looping: The Benefits and Pitfalls

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Looping is an infrequently used practice in modern schools, but for those who get the chance, it can be an amazing experience. What is Looping? Looping is the process of staying with a single group of students for more than one year.  The most typical form of “looping” is a two-year span with the sameRead more