Hey there, Creative English Teacher,


Are you ready for

Clarity and Confidence

as 2021 unfolds? 



This year has been so challenging. 

You've been trying to support upset parents, scared students, and nervous administrators, nevermind the fact that you’re  integrating a half dozen new tech tools and figuring out how to teach an engaging English class without any of the usual go-tos you’ve carefully crafted over the years. 


Your schedule is flip-flopping  and so are your students. In quarantine and out, you're all dealing with a crushing load of anxiety on top of everything else.  


Your students are turning their cameras and mics off, drifting away from your online classroom. All you want is for teaching to go back to normal, to feel the connection with your students that you've always had, and to watch them light up as you help them discover and celebrate their own gifts.  


My friend, you deserve better.


​What if you had clear programs and tools that you could use each week to create a comfortingly solid educational experience for your students? (Not to mention for you).


What if you could teach with creative, flexible curriculum that could stand up to the scenario shuffle, leaving you feeling confident no matter how many times the district plans change?  


What if your work life was a stable factor in your day-to-day, bringing you joy and leaving you energy to exercise, spend time with your family, and fall asleep before midnight each night? It sure would be nice to look forward to teaching again. 


It is possible. 


You’ve probably tried some of the “teacher self care” tips floating around out there. But summer breeze flavored bubble baths just don’t cut it when you’ve been working for fifteen hours straight and your eyes and mind are bleary from all that Zoom. You need a reasonable work day to truly take care of yourself. 


Perhaps you’ve been cobbling together a new plan week in and week out, scouring the internet for help and guidance that isn't coming from your district. You’re not alone. But where’s the time to go through and turn all those saved social media posts into your plan for a fresh start in 2021? You need a blueprint, not an overflowing online shoebox. 


You might have attended a PD session or twenty on digital tools and trendy LMS platforms, and have pages of notes to prove it. That's a wonderful start. But you need more than just advice. You need curriculum. Flexible, digital plans that will help your exhausted, overwhelmed students re-engage. You need clear steps to put them into place, and support along the way.


I'm here to help you.

I’ve got the curriculum and plans ready to help you succeed, and the positive approach you need when the world seems to be crumbling outside your classroom windows. I know how to invent solutions when it seems like there are no good options.  


We can do this together. 


For years I’ve been supporting the creative English teaching community with my podcast, blog, and positive Facebook community, Creative High School English. I love sharing creative curriculum, project ideas, and innovative strategies to help you make your work more joyful and effective. It’s my great honor to email 40,000 teachers every single week with fresh ideas. 


I’ve worked with We Are Teachers, Follett, Cult of Pedagogy, The Cornerstone for Teachers, The English Journal, Independent School Magazine, The European Council of Independent schools, Teachwriting.org, Read Write Think, and more. 


Every day I’m excited to go to work, because it means I get to help you and your students. 


It has been my honor to work with you in all the ways that we have connected these last few years. And now it is my pleasure to tell you that I have a bigger and better way to help. 


What others are saying...

What if teaching could bring

you joy this year?


Imagine if you woke up in January to a beautiful fairyland of snow,  feeling excited to launch your brand new choice reading unit, confident that your instructions were clear, your tech was solid, and that your students would be proud of their efforts and outcomes. 


Imagine if you felt supported and inspired by the community of innovative educators around you, buoyed up by their positive energy and ideas, always knowing you could get help from another creative teacher when you needed it. 


Imagine if you had a solid, creative plan for school that would leave you space to once again enjoy time with your family and on your own - playing Uno with your kids, making dinners that don’t (always) come straight from the freezer, taking winter walks with a new audiobook or podcast instead of an overwhelming load of work worries. 


Imagine having back-up in the storm. Knowing that when the scenario shifted suddenly, or you had to go into quarantine and hand over two weeks of sub plans that very day, or you needed an afternoon off to take care of your own child who was feeling sad and scared, you’d be OK. You’d have what you need.




The Lighthouse:

Respite in the Storm

The Lighthouse is a place you can go for ideas, support, and curriculum.


Inside you'll find fresh, engaging curriculum every month and the step-by-step guidance you need to put it into action. You'll meet other innovative teachers from around the world inside our community, and finally find the faculty room of your dreams. I'll be there, cheering you on, answering your questions, and helping lead the community in supporting each other. 

  • Get Access to Creative Monthly Curriculum - Amp your Engagement and Simplify your Planning

  • Discover the Power of Collaboration and Support inside our Community

Each month, we'll dive into a new topic. January we're focusing in on using choice reading to light up engagement across scenarios. February it'll be all about literature circles - online and off.  March we're deep diving into genius hour, and I can't wait to share the brand new genius hour curriculum I'm building: "Pick your Passion, Pick your Platform." 


As the year moves on, we'll talk about what topics members are most interested in covering next. We'll see what you need and go from there. That's what we've done so far this year - choosing our November topic (Discussion Methods) and our December topic (Grading and Feedback) based on member needs. 




Take a Peek into the type of Content we cover 

Each month, we choose a theme and I share curriculum and tips for putting it into action quickly and easily. In October, it was all about podcasting. With five different curriculum sets to choose from, members could get their students listening to some of the best podcasts out there and then podcasting themselves. Many members mounted full-fledged podcasting units before the holiday break. 


​If you choose to join as an annual member, you'll have full access to all past content, including September (one-pagers and sketchnotes), October (podcasting), November (discussion methods), and December (feedback and grading).   


And here's what's Coming in January

We're kicking off 2021 with choice reading. I'll be sharing curriculum for first chapter Fridays, a choice reading digital interactive notebook, digital book tasting templates,  a full independent reading program, everything you need to dive into a digital literary food truck festival with your students, and more.  



Meet two members, 

Kate and Amanda


Choose your Perfect Plan


As a monthly member, you retain your flexibility. You'll have complete access to the creative sub plans, the surprise bonuses, and the  monthly content as it is released. 



per month

  • Creative Monthly Curriculum $30 Value

  • Innovative Community Priceless

  • Full Flexibly Planned Bonus Program $99 value

  • Expanding Creative Sub Plans Library $100 value






As an annual member, you'll get two months of access free, PLUS, complete access to all the materials from the last four months! In the end, you'll gain sixteen months' worth of materials for the price of ten. 



each year

  • Creative Monthly Curriculum $30 value

  • Innovative Community Priceless

  • Full Flexibly Planned Bonus Program $99 value

  • Expanding Creative Sub Plans Library $100 value

  • Full Access to all previous Content in The Lighthouse $76 value


Still wondering if these materials will really help? 

Let's not Forget about the Bonuses

While you may usually teach through your small illnesses like so many teachers do, you know that this year you have to call in sick for any cold or stomachache that comes your way. Between that and the likelihood that large chunks of your school are probably in and out of quarantine, wouldn't it be nice to know you've got a creative bank of sub plans you can trust?


In this growing library, you'll find a two week curriculum set in case you need it for quarantine, as well as plenty of daily options you can easily plug in in the middle of anything you might be teaching. 


Here's what's inside right now:

  • Two Week Careers Unit (in case of quarantine or extended absence)
  • Ted Talk + One-Pager Activity
  • Podcast + One-Pager Activity
  • MLA Format Activity
  • Scary Storytelling Festival
  • Silent Discussion Activity
  • Gratitude Poetry Tiles
  • Winter Holiday Poetry Tiles
  • Independent Reading Activity


$100 Value


When you're trying to figure out how to teach as cases rise and fall in your area, not knowing how things will change from day to day, you need flexible, creative programs you can count on. In this bonus, you'll have full access to the materials from my popular "Flexibly Planned" program that 500 teachers used to help them prep for this crazy back-to-school period in August.


You'll find help for implementing flexible programs that work in any scenario, plug-and-play writing curriculum that works online and off, an identity unit to help you build build on your relationships with your students as 2021 begins,  the how-tos you need for using templates and batching to save time, and planning and agenda templates to make your rollout easier. 


$99 Value

Who doesn't like a fun surprise? You never know what I'll pop into the surprise bonuses section. Right now it's a brand new digital planner for 2021 and I have lots more ideas up my sleeve. 


$50 Value

More Thoughts from Current Members...

Lean on a  Solid Support Structure

You Can Count on this Year

Monthly Content //


The engagement you want without the hours spent researching and writing curriculum you can use across multiple scenarios this year. Each month you'll find new creative curriculum ready to plug and play. We're kicking off January with choice reading and diving into Lit Circles in February.



Flexibly Planned //

Full Blended Learning Program

You CAN deal with changing scenarios and hybrid models this year. The creative units, flexible programs, and case studies from my August blended learning program are all waiting inside to give you clarity and confidence as you head into new territory.



Creative Sub Plans //

Print and Go

When you need to hand over a two week quarantine plan at the last minute or your own kids wake up needing you, don't worry. Just choose a great option from this growing bank of creative sub plans.


$100 VALUE


Join other Innovators

You won't have to face this year alone. A community of fellow innovators awaits. Participate in challenges, watch workshops, ask questions and share ideas inside The Lighthouse community. We're all about positive vibes and brilliant brainstorming.



A Few As for your Qs

Still wondering about something? Let me help!

What is a membership, exactly?

Am I committing to this for a year?

How are the materials delivered to me?

Will I be able to ask questions inside the membership?

Why is this better than shopping TPT?

I'm so busy. How much time will I need for this?

Am I going to like this?

What grade level is this for?

Ready to skip the panic and rock 2021?

Here's the plan.


  • betsy@nowsparkcreativity.com

  • @nowsparkcreativity