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6-8 Middle School

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 6-8.

Still Can't Remember All Their Names?

How using multiple modalities to teach can help you remember student names -- and the activities are Common Core aligned.

PBL: Jumping in Headfirst

Join two middle school teachers in their first post of a year-long series about implementing a PBL pilot program in their fifth grade classroom.

The Art of Managing Middle School Students

Administrator Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for working with middle school kids.

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

Beth Holland turns to apps that can engage middle school readers in a deeper understanding of narrative elements, character study, and author intent.

Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.

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Where MOOCs Miss the Mark: The Student-Teacher Relationship

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Teaching Literary Analysis

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Multi-Technology Lesson Redesign

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Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland examines how we can effectively teach four essential skills -- communication, collaboration, connection and creation -- in a classroom where mobile devices are increasingly reflecting how students think and learn.

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4 Steps to Making Rigorous Discussion a Routine

Guest blogger Petra Claflin, Digital Media Manager for YES Prep Public Schools, shares four ways that she's introduced her students to and engaged them in academically rigorous discussion as a regular classroom activity.

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The Digital Lives of Teens: The School is the Neighborhood

In his latest post about the digital lives of teens, Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson discusses parents being shut out of their children's online world and how their school community is a place for solidarity and answers.

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5 Tips for Flipping Your PBL Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers how the project-based learning and flipped-classroom models can successfully intersect, offering five tips for engaging students in the project while moving aspects of it outside the classroom walls.

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Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz considers the problem of digital distraction in school, the dividing line between mobile devices helping and harming student performance, and the good-sense policy of teaching self-management skills.

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Common Core in Action: Why Collaboration and Communication Matter

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber shares discussion strategies aligned to the Common Core that will engage secondary students in more meaningful talk.

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Constant Challenges Push Students to Strive for Success
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Challenge Is Constant: The Caterpillar Game and Real-World Math

Guest blogger Alicia Iannucci, a math teacher at Quest to Learn, explains Caterpillar, a game she developed to teach her sixth graders about probability and statistics, as well as the fun real-world skill of game modding.

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The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning
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The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

Virtual schools make available a world of new courses -- from obscure electives to Advanced Placement classes -- that challenge students intellectually and open up new doors educationally.

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Five Books That Have Influenced My Teaching

Computer teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz recommends some of her favorite books for some holiday reading.

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Four Strategies to Spark Curiosity via Student Questioning

Author Kevin Washburn looks at curiosity and how to inspire it in students through the questions we ask them.

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Teachers Observing Teachers: Instructional Rounds

Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for Instructional Rounds -- non-evaluative classroom visits where teachers, side-by-side with administrators, observe their colleagues.

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Games to Teach Financial Literacy

Andrew Miller, Edutopia's resident advocate for game-based learning, teams up with financial literacy expert Brian Page to look at some friendly, engaging options to promote financial literacy among students.

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Arts Integration for Deeper Learning in Middle School
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Integrate the Arts, Deepen the Learning

Critical thinking, risk taking, and collaboration are just some of the areas where Bates Middle School educators report big improvements since integrating the arts.

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Building a Better School With Brain-Based Learning
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Building a Better School with Brain-Based Learning

Technology use, strategies based on brain research, and unique classroom environments for different learning styles give students an edge at Key Largo School in Florida.

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