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The Tampon Drawer (for middle and high school teachers)

The Tampon Drawer (for middle and high school teachers)

Tampons--never discussed, but central to middle and high school life. Tampons are no joke, unless you're a middle school boy. Then, they're hilarious. I've seen boys take girls' purses and backpacks, wave them around, "You've got your period!" Many of high school...

Don’t Be an Egghead! (Set Up Your Social Media for Success)

Don’t Be an Egghead! (Set Up Your Social Media for Success)

We are in the digital age. While we still haven't left the resume behind, we have entered an age of transparency where your social media tells a lot abouy you. Set it up for success. Done properly, this gives you an edge. Do it halfway, and it could come back to haunt...

8 Things Teachers Buy That Suck Money Away

8 Things Teachers Buy That Suck Money Away

"Any teacher that won't give a kid a pencil shouldn't be teacher." The pencil is a symbol of everything that sucks your paycheck away. I came to hate pencils like I hated the credit card debt I racked up buying them--and everything else for my class. (This is the...

Strategies for Surviving Halloween

Strategies for Surviving Halloween

You can survive Halloween with a few strategies. It's Halloween... a holiday only a new parent or teacher could love. It's ghoul, ghost and troll day all around the nation.  Americans spend $9 billion on Halloween--over $80 a person. Most of that's candy eaten by your...

Why You Need A Digital Planner (Free template)

Why You Need A Digital Planner (Free template)

Do you have a digital lesson plan book? If not, read on. I have a stack of unused paper teacher books. You may, too--the green attendance "Roster" book, and the lesson plan book. I'm sad when I get them because I won't use them, and I've been getting them forever. ...