Cre8tive Resources is a group of teacher-authors who work together to create resources for teachers and homeschooling parents. These folks are also being incredibly generous! Brett Kingsnorth and I belong to a group of English teachers on Facebook, and he recently posted that 100% of Cre8tive Resources profits from a FAMILY Easter product will go to support the bus drivers in London who are keeping the city running.
As you know, I teach Middle School ELA. Here's a couple things about my teaching styles that you won't know about me unless you work with me. First; I hate being told what I have to teach. Absolutely HATE it! Give me the standards you want my kids to master, and give me the dates you need checkpoints in by (ok, local and district assessments), but don't tell me what materials I have to use, or worse, what materials I CANNOT use! Now, don't misunderstand. I will be happy to plan with my team, and use the same materials as they, but don't limit us or expect us to present it the same way. We are professional, individual, teachers - so let us teach! The other thing I hate, although not nearly as much, is the mandatory use of a textbook. I feel that it limits choice, usually, and the selections are usually ones that the students don't like. Except Edgar Allen Poe, Langston Hughes, and a VERY few others. Fortunately, I am blessed, and I know it. My administration te