Help us Thank a Million Teachers!

Farmers

Farmers Insurance is  giving away $1 million in grants to America’s teachers and you can help by saying “Thank You” to an educator that’s made a difference in your life and your community. We want to make a genuinely positive impact on the lives of educators and their students across the country. If you are…

Why You Should to Use Comic Strips in the Classroom

ToonDoo Characters

Have you ever wondered how to keep kids creative while meeting all those common core standards? Why not try cartoons and comics? With graphic novels all the rage these days, comic strips and graphic novels are a great way to build creative writing skills while keeping your students engaged in something they actually enjoy. Writing…

How Did You Remember September 11th?

The World Trade Center

With so much in the news today about ISIS and terrorism attacks happening all over the world, how did you remember September 11th with your students? Being from New Jersey, especially the northern area, I have memories ingrained in my head like so many of us that will never leave. It doesn’t seem to get…

September: My Back to School Poem

Back To School Poem

I always wanted to write a back to school poem. I hope you get a kick out of it. I am calling it… “September.” And now we come upon September, Years gone by I do remember, Students’ faces, smiling so wide and bright, Wondering whether there’ll be homework tonight.   We put those posters upon…

Back to School: Head into September with a Plan!

Back to School

The new school year is fast approaching for most of us in New Jersey. If your anything like me you find the few days prior to meeting your students brings with it a touch of anxiety. So many new faces, challenges and above all… Goals and expectations you set for yourself and the children you…