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  • There aren’t many other professions that allow you to have the kind of impact on a child’s life the way that teaching does. ⁣
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And teaching English (yes, I know I started my sentence with “and”) always made me feel ALIVE. ⁣
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It brought out so much emotion, and joy, and passion. ⁣
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The reason I wanted to become an English teacher was because of my high school English teacher, Mr. Jaeger. He stood on desks, walked around with a wooden sword as a prop, and loved Gatsby and Kerouac and Emerson. ⁣
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What an impact he had on my life!!⁣
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Just know that in some way, YOU are having the same sort of impact on a student’s life in your classroom, too. ⁣
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As the year gets just a little bit closer to starting, I just wanted to remind you of the impact you have and the difference you really DO make. ⁣
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You are amazing 😘
  • As I’m sure you may have seen on our IG and social media, we recently opened the doors to our EB Teachers’ Club ...⁣
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As a teacher, you know teachers can be ...⁣
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Overstressed. ⁣
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Overworked. ⁣
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And just plain TIRED. ⁣
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Now is the time to change that narrative. ⁣
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Take back your summer. Take back your Sundays. Take back your TIME. ⁣
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Just like Kasey, an EB Teacher, has taken back her time: ⁣
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“EB Academics has come at such a pivotal time in my life, and I feel like there is hope for me to prioritize family time over urgent teaching needs. I knew there was a way to plan well, teach well, AND have joy, but I was not able to get there myself. ⁣
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I appreciate both Caitlin and Jessica, and I look forward to what's in store!”⁣
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Doors close TONIGHT at 9PM California time!!⁣
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This is your LAST CHANCE to become an EB Teacher before doors close until January 2020! 🎉⁣
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Let this be the year you get your balance, confidence, and clarity back!⁣
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Come join us tonight by sending us a DM, visiting the link in our profile, or going to ebacademics.com/membership ⁣
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We can’t wait for you to become an EB Teacher! 🥳
  • Don’t miss out! Doors close tomorrow! ⁣
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Our EB Teachers absolutely LOVE The EB Teachers Club - the amazing content, the professional development Trainings, the community! ⁣
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We can’t wait to have you join us!⁣
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This is the LOWEST price our membership will ever be, so if you’re on the fence, feel free to send us a DM because we wouldn’t want you to miss out on this opportunity!⁣
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Send me a DM if you’d like more information!
  • Let me know in the comments if you have a special reading area or nook for your students! If so, what does it look like?⁣
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I really love the various nooks and design ideas that Elizabeth from @4thgradeunicorns ⁣shares ♥️
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Not everything about the design of your classroom has to be crazy and over the top. Just giving students a special place to sit and read a book with a floor pillow is pretty much all you need to make reading feel just a bit more magical and special to them. ⁣
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Don’t get caught up in having an IG or Pinterest-worthy classroom library!⁣
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Grab some old furniture and a throw pillow and you’re good to go 🤗⁣
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Hope you guys have a great weekend!
  • Being a teacher is seriously TOUGH work. ⁣
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It can be so incredibly exhausting sometimes that even folding that massive pile of laundry ends up going to the wayside for WEEKS. Please tell me I’m not alone in that?! 😱⁣
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But I’ll tell you right now that what made a difference for me in my classroom for the past handful of years was ...⁣
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... being prepared. ⁣
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Yep. As simple as that sounds. ⁣
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Lesson planning in advance. ⁣
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Knowing EXACTLY what I was going to teach and when. ⁣
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Knowing how I was going to open and close my class each and every day. ⁣
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Knowing how I was going to incorporate engaging activities that nailed those standards. ⁣
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And honestly, it finally made me feel like. I. Got. This. 🎉⁣
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And THAT was a great feeling. ⁣
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Jessica and I are here to help you get that same feeling with our totally **FREE** Balanced Teaching Approach Online Workshop specifically designed for Middle School ELA Teachers. ⁣
But, it’s being archived on July 9th, so now is the time to join us!⁣
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If you’re interested in getting your weekends and weeknights back and feeling that same way I did, send me a DM, and I’ll get the link to register for free over to you ASAP!⁣
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We’ve got you! 😘
  • How often do you have students clean out their binders/desks? Because I love this idea to Marie Kondo student binders from @theclassroomsparrow 😂🤗 She has great blog posts and ELA content ideas, if you’re looking for another ELA teacher to follow! ♥️

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