Year: 2015

Effective and realistic strategies to help teachers survive and cope with teacher burnout from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Teacher burnout is a real fact of a career in teaching. Every year the demands increase, but no other tasks gets removed to compensate for this additional workload. We had a really good #2ndaryELA Twitter chat on this topic and I curated the best tips in the Storify below. Topics

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Teacher Life Hacks Breakfast Food

Melissa @ Making Meaning with Melissa I like my kids to eat a good breakfast with protein in the morning.  I make a big batch of scrambled eggs with salsa. Then, I put them in a container and keep it in the fridge. Every morning, we heat up the eggs

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Autobiography Assignment Review

Why Are Autobiographies An Engaging Writing Experience For Students? 1. Students are writing about a topic that they are familiar with.  2. They can use primary sources to gain information (family, friends, video, photos). 3. They can use their own technology to integrate photos into their autobiography.  4. They have

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Teacher Life Hack Food Prep

Catia @ Always a Teacher, Forever a Mom   When you are cooking one dish, you can prepare the beginnings of others that cannot be frozen (pasta for example). Prepare the sauces, veggies, meats and freeze. Then, whenever you want to use them, you just need to defrost them and

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Read about fantastic ideas from real teachers about what they do in their classrooms to spread the message of giving not getting during the holiday season from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Help Students Think About Giving Instead of Getting

During one of our weekly #2ndaryELA Twitter chats we discussed how to help students think beyond themselves during this holiday season. Teachers shared their fantastic ideas about what they do in their classrooms to spread the message of giving not getting. Read the discussion below to find some great ideas

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Great holiday gift ideas for teachers and other school staff.

Holiday Gift Ideas for School Staff

Holiday Gift Ideas for School Staff: It’s that time of year again when you want to get something special for those school staff who make going to work each day that much better. Below is a round up of great school staff gift ideas that are very easy to make,

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Teacher Life Hacks Left Overs

Danielle @ Teach Nouvelle A game-changer for me has been to make a big meal on Sunday and then portion out leftovers from it for the week’s lunches. I go ahead and freeze the Thursday and Friday portions, and leave the rest in the refrigerator. Then, I have lunch taken

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