“Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care about injustice. You seek meaning. You appreciate and strive for the exquisite. You are painfully sensitive. You are extremely complex. You cherish integrity. Your truth-telling has gotten you in trouble. Should 98% of the population find you odd, seek the company of those who love you just the way you are. You are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. You are utterly fascinating. Trust yourself!”

Linda Silverman~Gifted Development Center Denver

Friday, 24 August 2018


 Back to School Survival Kits for Students and Teachers from Teaching Is A Gift

I am convinced that EVERY teacher needs the new 31Gifts Creative Caddy! Look at how much 
it will hold!  Jen from Organizing Dreamer 
and I have put back a HUGE giveaway for 
one lucky Canadian teacher.  

Enter before Labour Day for your chance to win!
Inside the Creative Caddy is filled with awesome supplies that every teacher can use. 

The lucky winner will also receive two BACK TO SCHOOL SURVIVAL KIT products from Teaching Is A Gift on TpT. 

Teacher Back to School Survival Kit from Teaching Is A Gift

 Back to School Survival Kit for Students from Teaching Is A Gift

Monday, 20 August 2018

Back To School Bonus Sale Giveaway

Just a quick giveaway to help all our teacher friends start to think about getting ready to go back!  
Be sure to enter for a chance to win $20 in resources from our stores AND $20 to give to your teacher bestie!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, 16 August 2018

I know, I know. You don't want to talk about it, you don't want to even think about it. . .  but it's coming.  So how to cope with the inevitable? Grab this FREE sampler for Back To School filled with tips, ideas and FREEBIES to help make the transition a little easier. All Canadian content just for you! Just click on the image above to download a copy from my TpT store.

While you are there, be sure to check out my newest product. A fully editable Powerpoint package for Back to School. Perfect for grades 4 to 6. Lots of ideas to help keep your students engaged while you deal with the challenges and joys of those first few days back. It's discounted for a limited time.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Great Canadian Back to School TpT Giveaway Eh?

A group of fantastic Canadian TpT stores are hosting a giveaway just in time for the #BTSFRESH sale on Teachers Pay Teachers.  
You could win ONE of 6- $10 TpT Gift Cards AND $10 store credit from one of the 
giveaway sponsors.  
Enter using the Rafflecopter below.


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Launching Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres

Photo of Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres by Teaching Is A Gift

When I started creating my Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres a few years ago, I was determined to get them made so that teachers of single and combined grades would have a way to address the expectations of the Ontario curriculum. The centres approach is engaging for students and manageable for teachers.  

I have written several blog posts about using centres in my classroom and have directed buyers to these blog posts, but I knew that a guide filled with pictures and suggestions would make the use of centres more approachable. 

Launching Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres guide is a FREE download from TpT store.  If you already own any of my bundles, you can download the guide as part of a NEW BONUS file which is included with your purchase. Just go to the MY PURCHASES tab after you log in to TpT, find the bundle you purchased and download the BONUS file.

If you own any of the individual centres or are just interested, you can click on the image above and get your own copy of the guide for FREE.

Please feel free to comment with questions or additional ideas about how you have made Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres work in your classroom.

Photo of Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres by Teaching Is A Gift

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Happy Birthday Canada! It's a TpT sale day, eh?

Click on the image to shop my store for 24 hours from July 1-2 on TpT.  Happy Birthday Canada!