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Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 6-8.
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in middle school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
How using multiple modalities to teach can help you remember student names -- and the activities are Common Core aligned.
Administrator Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for working with middle school kids.
Beth Holland turns to apps that can engage middle school readers in a deeper understanding of narrative elements, character study, and author intent.
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.
For classroom discussions about charged issues, it's necessary to set ground rules, keep the conversation moving forward, and bring it back to the individual.
At P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.
Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for managing middle school kids.
The series about coding with Scratch concludes with an advanced lesson in recursion, opening the door to the mysterious yet ultimately logical world of fractals.
Follow Mariah's journey from informal learning as a kid with a passion for science to a young adult on a STEM career path.
Let your students know from day one that they're in a PBL classroom by defining PBL and setting the tone for collaboration, critique, and questioning.
Make reading a lifestyle activity rather than an in-school activity by fostering literacy and community with the A to Z Reading Challenge.
In part five of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett highlights the tools and systems that drive the excitement and invention in his middle school makerspace.
Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano shares four successful strategies, both teacher- and student-directed, for stimulating a classroom and getting students' heads back in the game.
Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.
By replacing student grades with an end-of-quarter conference, you can change that persistent question of "Will I be graded on this?" to "What can I do better?"
Eric Isselhardt of Baltimore's Green Street Academy describes how his school is creating PBL curriculum aligned to the Common Core standards.
Identify the type of question you want to ask, focus for your desired outcome, then ensure it's appropriate for the students and their culture.
Blogger Rebecca Alber shares how writing and reading with your students can make a difference.