January goal setting as middle school teachers is a process that keeps personal needs, classroom community, and academic success at the forefront of our minds. Does it ever feel like the students you start the year with are not the same students you see every day in January? It’s because they ...
Hi there, I’m Crystal! I’m so glad you stopped by!
I am a Middle Grades English Language Arts Teacher turned Instructional Coach turned Assistant Principal. I have a LOVE for all things curriculum, literacy, data, and SPARKLY!
I hope to be able to share my passion for teaching, coaching, and leadership with you!
Enjoy the Ho! Ho! Ho-lidays with these 6 easy Christmas ELA activities for middle school. Whether you are one of the teachers who absolutely loves the holidays or… well, you’re not, you know the chaos that is the holiday season in middle school ELA. Personally, I love the holidays, but I am no ...
It's not easy to find Thanksgiving activities that are fun AND standard-aligned. But look no more! Check out these FOUR standard-aligned Thanksgiving activities from The Sparkly Notebook! Thanksgiving is upon us and it’s another holiday we can have some fun with! I know! I know! We have a lot ...
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