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Does your idea of relaxation involve watching tv with a stack of grading on your lap? Yeah—we can help with that.

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Guide: How to Get Your Personal Time Back Without Sacrificing Quality Instruction


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Founder, Teacher, and Author, Andrea Yarbough

What began as a quest to develop engaging, formula-free writing exercises to support emerging writers turned into a quest to support teachers along their journey towards a healthier work / life balance. Founder and National Board Certified teacher, Andrea Yarbough, has made it her mission to provide the resources, supports, and trainings needed to help teachers deliver quality instruction without sacrificing their own free time. We're not happy until you have the tools you need to teach better and work less.

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How to Get Students Writing Without the Groans

Our Writing Menu Boards provide flexible creative writing tasks that promote growth while engaging students.

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Artfulness: Formula-Free Creative Writing Explorations for Secondary ELA Classes

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A full year of writing plans, just $18.50

  • 20 step-by-step writing lesson plans
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