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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.
Native English and Spanish speakers come together in Casey Middle's Bilingual Program, tutoring one another as they study core subjects and electives in both languages.
Beginning with a central question and driven by curiosity and personal passions, science students at Casey Middle seek answers through research, experimentation, and data analysis.
Students at Casey Middle learn more (and feel good about it) in a combined language arts/fitness class that boosts their cognition with aerobic and anaerobic activities.
Consider using at least one of these protocols -- QFT, Chalk Talk, Say Something, or the Harkness Discussion -- to foster student inquiry.
Through podcasts, web pages, mailed invitations, a "Meat 'n' Greet," and a final email blast, you can build up your incoming students' back-to-school excitement.
At Albemarle County Public Schools, teachers use social media to get ideas for their classroom, for professional development, and to connect student learning to the real world.
How do you make a makerspace? Middle school teacher Kevin Jarrett begins his year-long series by reimagining "shop class" with hands-on and online elements.
Thanks to a bold strategy -- integrating the arts into curricula -- the faculty, staff, and students of Maryland's Bates Middle School are crafting a whole new vision of school transformation.
Middle-school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron says requiring students to take responsibility in their own academic success is an important part of the school reform equation. (Updated 01/2014)
Blogger Ben Johnson makes the case for forming both same-ability and mixed-ability student learning groups in the classroom. (Updated 01/2014)
Blogger Anne Shaw highlights a fun, beginning-of-the-year strategy that includes a roll of toilet paper.
Blogger Elena Aguilar shares 20 tips to help teachers better connect with parents.
Blogger Ayanna Cooper shares some great ideas for connecting with students just learning English.
Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.