6-8 Middle School
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 6-8.
- The best closing activities use social and emotional practices to reinforce the day’s lessons, so students leave feeling confident—and competent—on their learning journey.544
- There’s a lot of talk about learning loss, but teachers can guide students to reflect on all the ways they’ve grown during the pandemic.2.2k
- When students learn about each other’s identities, it helps them understand their own biases and prejudices, as well as build a space of respect and tolerance for all.2.2k
- Rather than settling disagreements and conflicts for students, aiding them in resolving their own problems can bolster a foundation of crucial conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.1.8k
- Using commercials with storylines in the target language is a fun way to immerse students in the culture they’re studying.121
- Educators share their best synchronous and asynchronous strategies to boost student participation during online learning.43.6k
- Some schools are changing the way they teach reading—based on research that shows background knowledge is more critical to comprehension than general skills like ‘finding the main idea.’38.3k
- Teacher collaboration across disciplines provides middle school students with work that reinforces learning and develops their research and writing skills.
- When students lead the conversation in their parent-teacher conferences, they take ownership of their learning and growth.2.8k
- Incorporating SEL approaches, playing games, and giving students options can inspire them to show their faces.22.6k
- Teachers can merge social and emotional learning and student choice to guide students to better understand themselves.982