Teaching isn't easy...

Between lesson plans, grading papers, assessments, emails, conferences...
and I haven't even mentioned actually teaching the lessons!

Have you ever said to yourself...

  • If there was only more time in the day...
  • I wish I could get my work done at school so I could actually enjoy my weekends!
  • I ran out of time and didn't get to print, cut, laminate, _______ (insert activity here).
  • I have Pinterest boards full of ideas that I just don't have the time to do!
  • I'm so tired of losing my weekends to prepping for the next week!

If you're shaking your head yes to any of these, 

then you're in the right place!

I'm Rachel Vincent, and it's my passion to share quick and easy solutions for busy, time-strapped teachers like you!  I've been in the classroom for over 13 years, and I've learned the hard way that it's impossible to try and do it all!  But I've also learned that you can do some amazing things without losing your life.  My goal is to share the lessons I've learned to help you be the amazing teacher you already are, without having to sacrifice your life and weekends to do it.

In my Teachers Pay Teachers store, I have products that you can use immediately and most require very little prep to use!  Many of my resources are editable or ink-friendly because that saves time too!

If you're ready to be an amazing teacher without putting all your time into it, you've come to the right place!  This blog will be valuable to your classroom and of course, save you time!

And if you're still reading, here are some fun extras all about me:

"A Tall Drink of Water" is a saying meant to describe a tall, attractive person. However, my mom has always said this to me when I entered a room.  Hence, the name for my blog.  (I focus on the tall not the attractive...cause let's be honest, I'm no supermodel even though I have the height!)

Speaking of height...I am 5'10" and have been for like ever!  I used to be self-conscience about it, but in high school, I really embraced it and I love being tall!

I live for reality tv!!  It's my guilty pleasure!  The Bachelor/ette, Survivor, Big Brother, Dancing With the Stars, Southern Charm, Sister Wives, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.....I mean seriously...it's an obsession!

But I also live for F.R.I.E.N.D.S!!  I simply cannot relay in words my love for this show!  It manifests itself in my life daily!  You can read about some of my obsession here.

I love to travel!  NYC is my favorite city, but I've also been to Israel, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.

My faith and family are my cornerstones!  They keep me grounded and real.  I wouldn't be who I am today without either of them!