Quote posters for To Kill a Mockingbird

I taught To Kill a Mockingbird yearly for nearly a decade, primarily to 7th graders. Yes, that’s earlier than many students would encounter this amazing, brilliant, heart-breaking novel, but it was a great experience for my students. To help them through the difficult syntax, I asked students and parents to agree to paired reading at…

Discussion ideas for the film Ex Machina

Professors might want to dedicate some class time to discussing the film Ex Machina, one of the most thought-provoking AI films of this decade. Here are some questions to get the discussion rolling.

How many posters are too many?

When I was teaching, you could probably have described my classroom decor as “posters  galore, with a side helping of maps and ephemera.” Seriously, I had a little bit of everything posted, and I loved it!  I’d notice students looking up now and then, breaking concentration to stare at a poster, then go back to…

Launching our business!

We are thrilled to be launching our business providing great educational materials to teachers via Teachers Pay Teachers.  This has been on my mind for a long time now, and we’re so excited to be bringing our two decades of education experience into the world. I currently mentor teachers who are earning masters’ degrees in…