Literary Banners: English Classroom Craft

So you may remember from a previous post that I like the idea of making decorations from ruined books. This summer, I made my first one - a banner made from old pages of The Giver. I'm probably going to hang it across (or slightly above) my whiteboard, or another long wall.

Want to make your own? Here's how!

Five Important Ways to Welcome a New Teacher

As we all start to head back to our classrooms, it's easy to feel so overwhelmed with your own preparation that you don't get a chance to interact with The New Teacher.

...And no, I'm not just talking about first year teachers, though they are important - this also includes the veteran who's simply new to your building, the familiar teacher who changed grade levels, and the person teaching a new class.