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I have kept a classroom website for as long as I can remember. And I used to keep very elaborate sites! I remember the years when I had extensive information about each subject for parents…it’s probably around here on my blog somewhere! But a LOT has changed over time. And people don’t always have the […]

A Google Sites Classroom Website

As I wrap up my sixteenth year of teaching, I have been reflecting on all the things I do to lower my stress level. Because teaching can be very stressful, as you well know. One of my biggest stressors is feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things to manage: tons of paperwork, stacks of […]

Using Labels to Keep a Clean Inbox

Happy New Year everyone!! In the spirit of organization, I am sharing a little interactive tool I hope you will be able to use for your planning.  We are heading back to school this week and I wanted to be sure I had everything prepped to get back into the swing of things…and in a […]

A Google Drive To-Do List

Ah, seating charts…such a joy to formulate each time. Or not. If you are anything like me, you hastily sketch out a new plan at the absolute moment of necessity (those seats MUST be changed now!!) on a random piece of scrap paper lying nearby. And forget at least two names. Then recount how many […]

A Google Drive Seating Chart

So I know I’ve blogged many times about how much I love designing printables in PowerPoint.  And I really do.  But this year I’ve been learning more about creating documents in Google Docs. There are so many reasons to create in Google Docs…  You can share documents with your students and colleagues. Everything is instantly […]

Designing Beautiful Google Docs