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Hey there! We’re Caitlin and Jessica. Middle School ELA teachers on a mission to make your life easier and your students’ writing stronger. Simple as that.

We met while teaching together at a school in Los Angeles, only to find out that we were both from the Bay Area, we both went to the same college, our birthdays are two days apart, and we are essentially the same person (just ask our students). We are so similar that our students (and husbands) couldn’t tell the difference in our voices. Weird? Yes. A meant-to-be friendship? You bet.

We were inspired to create EB Academics because we both love to teach writing and wanted to bring that love to other teachers just like you. We know teaching writing can be a daunting and time-consuming challenge for many, so our #1 goal has become making your life easier as a writing teacher. Everything we create, write, or share is always done with intention and this goal in mind. And this online community we’ve built? Yea, it focuses specifically on Middle School English Language Arts … we thought you’d appreciate that.

Want to know what makes our day? Hearing from teachers (just like you) that our resources or blog posts have saved them time and improved their students’ writing drastically. Really. As corny as it sounds, we have both always wanted to be ELA coaches, and this incredible online forum allows us to do just that.

Excited to get in on the action and learn more about these time-saving resources we’re talking about? We thought so …

… feel free to download your FREE 12-page Writing Guide that we put together just for you. Seriously, you’ll be amazed (and shocked) by what this little 12-page resource is going to do for you in your classroom. Just click here to get in on the action.

Enjoy. And we mean that. Truly enjoy teaching writing from here on out because we’ve got you covered.

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Hi there! We're two middle school ELA teachers with a mission to share ideas, tips, and tricks for effectively teaching reading and writing in the secondary classroom. We're so happy you stopped by!

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Our FREE ebook is done and ready for you!! 😘😘⁣⁣
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We’ve included over 25 pages of content that includes tips, strategies, structures, free lesson plan ideas, activities, and links to even MORE free content! ⁣⁣
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... plus a special link to our Balanced Teaching Approach Facebook Group where we have ANOTHER free resource download for you as well ♥️ ⁣⁣
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Come join us on this journey to find more balance in your teaching life 😘 ⁣⁣
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LMK in the comments if you’d like me to DM you the link!
  • I put our new office together with a few things in mind: calmness, brightness, and functionality ♥️ I have to say, we really love getting to work in this space each day!
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... and no, I’m not back in the classroom (although I kind of wish I was!) ...⁣
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But even more exciting for YOU is that our ELA Masterclass Mini Series from last year is coming back!! ⁣
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I’ve teamed up with @buildingbooklove @readitwriteitlearnit @readingandwritinghaven and @doccopteaching to bring you some AMAZING virtual Professional Development!⁣
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Registration opens tomorrow and the virtual sessions will be released on Sunday, September 15th! ⁣
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Make sure to register as soon as we open registration because I know so many of you were bummed to have missed this last year! We can’t wait! 😘♥️
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  • I’ve gotta be honest in that I am really missing moments like this at the end of a successful teaching day ... 🥺 ⁣
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And this isn’t to say I’m asking for sympathy in any way! I’m very happy and loving supporting teachers and students in a different way this year outside of the classroom!⁣
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But it is to say, I LOVE teaching, and I always will, and I hope at some point in the future to be able to be back in my own classroom doing what I absolutely was put on this earth to do ♥️♥️⁣
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In the meantime, however, Jessica and I have SO much incredible stuff coming your way (free online PD, a free ebook, and so much more!) 😘⁣
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Tomorrow, when you turn on the lights to your classroom and are getting everything set up for your day of teaching, just know that you are making a difference in children’s lives!! 🤗😘♥️
  • Freebie!! Woo hoo!! 🎉🥳🤩 (And yes, Jessica is making an appearance on the gram!!). If you haven’t grabbed our three free weeks of bell ringers from us yet, what are you waiting for?! LMK in the comments if you’d like me to DM you the link to grab them 🤗🤗 I’ll get back to you tonight and over the weekend!

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