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Why teachers need Google Certification

Why teachers need Google Certification

Google has revolutionized the way I teach and I have never looked back. With technology like Google, you are able to save time and transform your teaching practices. But why get Google certified? To learn and teach. Being Google certified will help you have the skills...

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Why you need a classroom coffee bar

Why you need a classroom coffee bar

Teachers love their coffee. Moms live for their coffee. Oh to drink a steaming mug of freshly brewed coffee. Unless it’s a long weekend, or maybe a snow day, a hot cup of coffee is rarely what teachers or moms get to drink. This is the number one reason why every...

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6 Test prep ideas to use in your classroom

6 Test prep ideas to use in your classroom

State testing season is officially upon us. A time of year that every teacher would prefer to be eliminated from the calendar, but the reality is that it's part of our job. I’m going to tell you what I tell my students: this is not a defining moment. Sure, these tests...

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Hack Instructional Design

Hack Instructional Design

When I first began my career as a teacher I'd landed a job in Kannapolis, North Carolina. It was the absolute best place to start a career because this was a middle school that truly represented a staff that lived like family and educated students as if they were...

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About the author

Carly has been teaching middle school ELA since 2001. She fell in love with finding ways to integrate technology into lesson plans and continues to look for the best ways to do this. Starting blogs with her students has become her favorite way to give students a louder voice and keep parents informed. 

In 2014, Carly married her teacher husband. They now have two children; one boy and one girl…for now. Learning how to balance life as a wife and mother is the journey that inspired this blog and its resources. 

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