I enjoy teaching, and you can too!

After 35 years teaching upper elementary students, I still love it. What’s the recipe for a long, fulfilling career? To survive, happy teachers organize, plan, and simplify. To thrive, they learn, engage, and dive in. Read on for ideas, tutorials, and inspiration to enjoy teaching.

Brenda Kovich, NBCT


Engage your students with ideas for building genre-based units and targeting specific skills. Yes, you can make standards-based learning fun.


Energize science instruction with activities and experiments that kids love. For even more engagement, add related videos, simulations, and STEM challenges.


Spark curiosity with hands-on, minds-on learning. When you activate kids’ mathematical reasoning, they can’t wait to come to school each day.

Teaching Ideas

Teaching the Two Sides of Writing [Fiction and Nonfiction]

Teaching the two sides of writing is the essential piece in your ELA instruction. First and foremost, kids must understand structures of fiction and nonfiction writing. Fiction writing uses a…
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