The Importance of Teaching Science Fiction

When teaching science fiction it is important to incorporate both classics and modern favourites.  From such classics as War of the Worlds and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to more modern texts like Ender’s Game or City of Ember, science fiction offers a wide variety of stories for first-time

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Money Saving Tips For Teachers

I recently read the book Love Your Life Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze. Here is the Canadian link for this book. If you don’t know her, Rachel Cruze is the daughter of finance expert Dave Ramsey. I think I recently found

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Teacher Career Advice

Are you looking for some teacher career advice? Whether you are in your first year or in your fifteenth – it is important to get honest and current information about this profession.  Searching for a teaching job is not the same as looking for a part-time or even full-time non-teaching

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YA Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

Use this YA Fantasy and Science Fiction novels book list to help your students find great books they want to read. If you are looking for book lists for other genres check out this High School Book Recommendations blog post for more ideas. This blog post contains affiliate links that are

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Free Rubik’s Cube Lesson

Reading comprehension is an important skill for students to master. Unfortunately, reading comprehension practice is often not something that inspires excitement among students.   One way to combat this apathy is to use reading selections that students find interesting.  My free Rubik’s Cube lesson is just such an interest-garnering activity. This

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Free Middle School Lessons

Use these free middle school lessons to help you plan out your lessons. To access each lesson click on the photo or the link provided in the description. You will find literacy lessons, digital escape rooms, professional development and seasonal lessons.  Free Literacy Lessons Digital Bookshelf Get your free digital

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Middle School French Immersion Lessons

Are you looking for junior and intermediate (Grade 6, 7, 8) French immersion lessons? French immersion teachers have expressed their frustration with the lack of available engaging lessons for students in this age group. Junior/intermediate French immersion teachers face the challenge of finding resources that are appealing to students but

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