Best Halloween Books for Kids

There's nothing I like better than a good themed read aloud, and Halloween is definitely the best! It's is such a fun holiday for teachers, there's tons of great and easy ways to connect it to the language arts, math and even science and best of all almost every kid will celebrate regardless of religion…

Top 5 (+1) Back to School Reads

First Day Jitters (Pb) By: Julie Danneberg This is a great book for reminding your students that they are not the only ones who might feel nervous about starting a new school year. The book doesn’t show you who has back to school jitters until the very last page when you find out that Sarah…

5 Tips to Mark Less and Live More

Marking seems to be the necessary evil of teaching. I am finding that to be particularly true when teaching Grade 8 math. Every question we work on in class gets a chorus of "are we handing this in?" if the response isn't a yes, half of my class doesn't even bother to do it. I…