Education is Powerful

Novels Worth Teaching: Whirligig by Paul Fleischman

Whirligig by Paul Fleischman definitely qualifies as a novel worth teaching.  It is a slim, yet powerful, unassuming, yet life-changing, novel about mistakes, restitution, and forgiveness by others and of ourselves.

The Real Myth of Medusa

The truth behind the myth of Medusa doesn’t start with Perseus.  It doesn’t even start with Medusa being cursed by Athena.  It begins before that –

Petruchio Doesn’t Tame Katherine – Shakespeare Does

As the writer, he had the ultimate control over her character, her story, and her voice.  And he effectively silences her.  The old saying is true: The pen truly is mightier than the sword.

How I Changed My Classroom Culture {And Myself!}

Incorporating gratitude as a practice in my own life and with my students changed my classroom culture and impacted my life and the lives of my students.

My Top 5 Products of 2019

It’s the end of a great year! 2020 starts my 6th year on TPT. I posted my first product on February 28, 2014, and that product has been my best-selling product each and every year. So, without further ado – here are my best-selling products of 2019.