YA Romance Novels

YA romance novels are one of my favourite genres. I love reading these cute love stories and losing myself in the author’s writing. It is not just teachers and their students who recognize what a great genre this is – many major streaming platforms have made YA romance books into

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Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Resources

Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies resources can be a challenge to find. No matter how excited you are about it, teaching a new subject or a new grade can sometimes be a little overwhelming.  Not only do you have all the prep work and grading of a typical year, but

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Vicious is My Middle Name Book Review

Reading Vicious is My Middle Name by Kevin Dunn felt like I was in a time machine transported back to the 90s when I loved punk music and Doc Martens. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If you make a purchase through

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Teacher Book Recommendations

If you are looking for a fantastic novel for your teacher book club or just to read yourself, I have compiled a list of books I have enjoyed reading. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If you make a purchase through the

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Renovating the Traditional ELA Book Report

It is time we renovate the traditional book report. English Language Arts has been a part of school curriculums for many years. However, this doesn’t mean that how we teach language arts can’t evolve.   Today let’s look at one staple of ELA curriculums – the book report – and ways that

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Teacher Gift Guide 2022

Use this teacher gift guide to get some ideas for some great gifts for teachers and non-teachers alike. If you have teachers (or anyone who you want to buy a present for) in your life and are looking for some gift ideas check out this list which has been compiled

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3 Ways to Make Teaching Non-Fiction Interesting

Non-fiction gets a bad rap. Let’s make teaching non-fiction interesting. So often when we think of written work we think of fiction as the fun, exciting stories, and non-fiction as the necessary unit. But we really might often think “goodness me, when will the informational (non-fiction) text unit be over

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