Led by Caitlin Mitchell & Jessica Cannata, Co-Founders of EB Academics, Co-Hosts of the Teaching Middle School ELA Podcast, and Co-Authors of the Amazon #1 Best-Selling book The Empowered ELA Teacher
here's what to expect from this pd event . . .
Register and choose the date of the Free Workshop you'd like to attend. There are a few dates to choose from - just pick one and then mark your calendar with that date!
Then, join the Exclusive Facebook Group where we will host three additional, short and powerful zoom calls explaining exactly how to use the hand-picked and highly engaging free lessons with your students!
Be a part of a remarkable community of Middle School ELA teachers to make connections, feel inspired, and put that *sparkle* into teaching.
Plus! When you join us, you'll have a chance to win an iPad Pro or a Document Camera! We'll be choosing 3 lucky teachers to win these awesome prizes!
Let's be real ...
It’s totally possible to reach your breaking point, even if (maybe especially if) you’re a great teacher.
Chances are pretty good that you became an ELA teacher because you’re passionate about connecting with your students and watching them grow.
But the warm, fuzzy feelings tend to evaporate when you’re sitting at home for the fifth consecutive Sunday, staring down a pile of ungraded persuasive essays on Tuck Everlasting.
Monday is looming...and you don’t have a lesson planned, either...
...so you’re frantically looking for ideas on TPT and Pinterest, hoping to find something that’s fun and rigorous and addresses at least one or two state standards and will take up the full 50-minute class period.
(Oh, and can it also teach grammar? Pretty please?)
Meanwhile, you’re sitting out another family event. Today it’s a baseball game, but next week it might be Sunday brunch with good friends.
And if you’re being honest, weekdays are no better...
You manage to duct-tape things together for a few hours to help your own kids with their homework, but the second that 8 PM rolls around, you’re back to plugging numbers into the ol’ online gradebook.
Isn’t it time you started feeling good about teaching again?
how would it feel to . . .
Know the 3 simple things you can do immediately to almost completely eliminate your major teaching struggles and improve your students’ lives, without feeling like you’re sacrificing your own.
Have a clear framework for 40-, 60-, or 90-minute class periods, so you know exactly what to teach and when (reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, etc).
Learn specific strategies for spiraling all of the ELA standards, so you can easily cover everything throughout the course of the school year ... without any added stress or extra work.
Walk away from the workshop with highly engaging and rigorous ELA lessons that can be used time and time again with any unit of study ... all meant to actually increase student learning outcomes dramatically.
this will be you, too, very soon...
“My personal life is so much better balanced, and I’m not feeling guilty for ignoring my family and own kids any longer.
Students are getting high-quality work and a teacher more ready to focus and be full of energy because I didn’t spend the entire Sunday prior creating and planning all day. This helps me be a better teacher!"
Alicia Piascik, 6th grade, 10 years teaching
"I am seriously getting choked up as I am writing this ...
I hope you get letters from participants like this every day. I promise that I will not write to you and tell you about every single event that happens. I just need you to know that today I am thankful for what you have done for me, for my team, and for my students (but honestly, mostly for me).
Bless you both. As I replay my day, I had a calming morning drive, a great lesson with kudos from my principal, and I experienced no anxiety for the first time in my life when an admin came in my room. It was a good day."
Leslie Snyder, 6th Grade ELA Teacher, 26 years teaching