How to have an awesome BACK TO SCHOOL 2023 in 3 easy steps: icebreakers, critical thinking, and more!

BACK TO SCHOOL Activities Unit Plan: Get Ready for SEPTEMBER 2023! Build classroom community and classroom expectations around a Growth Mindset. Explicitly teach Social Emotional Learning skills to set the tone for a year of learning. STEP 1. Play human bingo activity to get your students talking. OPTIONAL: Show students how to respectfully disagree STEP…

June FREEBIE, New SEL Reading Passage, and Critical Thinking Price Drop!

Hey Middle School and High School teachers, For those of you who are done the school year… For those of you who are still teaching… NEW RESOURCE: “Stand-up, Sips, and Seinfeld” High-Interest SEL Differentiated Reading Comprehension Passage about comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld worked hard to perfect his craft. He’s now worth over $950 million. Here’s…

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Can your students guess how much Amazon made during the pandemic?

Hey Middle School and High School teachers, Can your students guess how much Amazon made during the pandemic? How do online sellers cheat the system?  Everyone looks for deals during the Black Friday / Holiday season… but how often do we really think when we’re shopping online?  High-interest CRITICAL THINKING article about ONLINE SHOPPING and…

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Why women should NOT be engineers? Seriously!?

This ballerina and beauty pageant contestant gave a speech about Why Women Should NOT Be Engineers. And that makes her an epic role model for STEM. Will your students disagree? Read on! Spoiler Alert: Why shouldn’t women be engineers? Because engineers are never just one thing. She herself is a ballerina and an engineer. Have…

Educircles Contests, Promotions and TpT Giftcard Giveaways

The TpT Marketplace Integrity team has emailed me and clarified that they do not allow content “on the platform” that are services or non-educational goods. This is a great piece of learning for me! When I read through their terms of service, my understanding was the restrictions were about the kinds of products we can…

Why are your Educircles promotions only open to teachers in the US and Canada (excluding Quebec)?

I love giving away Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards. It’s nice to be able to help another teacher out. Especially, when it’s not expected and I just send it to them. Teachers love receiving free gift cards. It’s nice to be able to buy something from the TpT marketplace without having to spend more of…