Who Are You Creating A Classroom For?

It is of utmost importance that we are creating a classroom environment that ALL our students feel welcome, supported, accepted, safe, cared for, comfortable, and engaged.  This starts with our classroom environment.  Use the hashtag #OURclassroom2017 on social media to provide the teaching community with examples of how you are being purposeful and mindful when [...]

TpT Conference 2017 Shirt

Are you looking for a comfortable, lightweight and stylish shirt to wear to the Teachers Pay Teachers conference this summer?  Then you've come to the right place!  These shirts are available for a limited time in my shop and come in a variety of color and text options. These shirts are also available in unisex [...]

Is Your Clipart Culturally Responsive?

While it should not be news to any educator, students thrive best in a positive learning environment that is inviting and welcoming both physically and psychologically.  The issue goes back to our own cultural experiences and how we (most of the time) unknowingly project them into our classroom setting. What the teacher may view as [...]

What is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

I love this quote by the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. especially in terms of Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT).  To me, it sums up what Culturally Responsive Teaching is... all of us with our different learned experiences working and maneuvering together in the same boat.  Typically, when I'm speaking to other individuals regarding CRT I [...]

Its Time to Think About the New Year

With the New Year fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about resolutions and goals.  For the better part of the last decade one of my goals has always been the same- to improve my health and fitness... sound familiar? It's no secret that since having my first child 9 years ago I have [...]

Five for Friday- It’s My 1st Birthday!

I'm back with another fabulous Five for Friday linkup with Doodlebugs Teaching on my first "I have nothing to do" day of summer vacation 🙂   I simply can not believe that I have been on TPT for a full year already!  The amount of information that I have acquired and the new friends that I [...]

Introducing… The Teacher Friends Decor Line!

Its Finally Here!!  I decided to hustle and start getting these decor themes released a few weeks early for the Teachers Pay Teachers teacher appreciation sale last week.  They weren't originally scheduled to come out until Memorial Day weekend, but what a better way to show my appreciation for teachers than to post the classroom decor [...]