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GREAT tutorial on how to stencil any piece of furniture!

Ace Your Teacher Interview: 149 Fantastic Answers to Tough Interview Questions

My Heart Map. Students create a heart map in their writer's notebook as inspiration for their writing. 3 important people, 3 hobbies, 3 important places, 3 memories, and 3 important things. They will always have something to write about for a personal narrative.

Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core Omgosh! What great strategies. I've been trying to figure out how to explain highlighting "the important stuff."

The right way to prep your class for a substitute - Imgur

technology rocks. seriously.: Tons of "School Signs" From the Blog "technology rocks seriously." WOW love her signs... www.swtblessings....

Use two colors for name calling sticks. Flip the stick after you've called that student. Brilliant!

"If the purpose for learning is to score well on a test, we've lost sight of the real reason for learning." - Jeannie Fulbright

LOVE THIS! Design your own iPod touch - include 10 apps - explain each app and how it relates to the story - create a colorful iPod

Haha! A high school teacher made her students surrender their phones so they couldn't cheat!

VERY COOL WEBSITE. enter the dimensions of your room and the things you want to put in it... it helps you come up with ways to arrange it. Pin now, look later.

Good parent visual for parent/teacher conferences -- and for the kids!

TIP! for back to school classroom decor shopping - coordinate colors theme or color scheme. Take a matching shade of colored pencil (or crayon) with you.

"Myth #1: High school English teachers sit around all day reading and discussing great literature, and crafting Romeo and Juliet lesson plans. Truth #1: High school English teachers sit around all day reading Sarah, Felipe, and Nick's crappy essays. English teachers have no time to read, except in the summer. In fact, if you love reading, become a Math teacher." So true.