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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.
Administrator Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for working with middle school kids.
A middle school PBL unit about key 19th century inventions grows into an examination of history, ethics, and the relative values of 21st century technologies.
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.
The Scratch series continues with an intermediate lesson in which fifth graders and older students learn how to create code for generating and naming polygons.
Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.
Students at Normal Park Museum Magnet School create various types of museum-style exhibits to demonstrate their understanding of academic topics.
In a 7th-grade classroom, health lessons are framed as broader "missions" to get students engaged with relevant topics in their community.
Blogger Anne Shaw highlights a fun, beginning-of-the-year strategy that includes a roll of toilet paper.
College prep and admissions are serious business, but gamifying the process may just help middle and high school students understand the challenges and find solutions.
Jose Vilson challenges the frequently taught method for factoring polynomials with an example that demonstrates why he's such a highly regarded middle school math teacher.
Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.
Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron launches this three-part series by advising middle school teachers to read up on brain research which will give insight on how the 'tween brain works.
As the school year begins, it's important for teachers to remember the difference between rules and routines in the classroom.
When teaching grammar, guest blogger Steve Peha gets rid of the jargon and focuses on patterns.
Watch a determined middle school teacher transform his crowded classroom space to enable deeper learning and effective teamwork -- with help from his students, community volunteers, and a few experts.
Good driving questions are written to help guide the teacher and the student.
Guest blogger Paul Bogdan shares a collection of resources to develop student-centered learning environments. (Updated 01/2014)