6-8 Middle School
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 6-8.
- Lessons steeped in social and emotional learning can help students learn to accept the idea that their views could be wrong.305
- By giving students a chance to read text ‘like a reader’ first, you can help them generate insights in a natural, informal way—before asking them to consider the mechanics of how it was done.
- Teachers can take a step back and create lessons that put student explorations at the center of learning.6.8k
- Carefully working on relationship building right from the start of the school year can help teachers avoid discipline issues.4.3k
- Banning cell phones from classrooms can backfire, but teachers can help students think critically about this addictive technology.2.3k
- Student misbehavior has been particularly agonizing for teachers this year, but there are proactive steps educators can take to remedy it.1.7k
- 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
- A strategy for giving students explicit feedback on group interactions promotes participation and collaboration.1.4k
- When restorative justice is implemented on a schoolwide level, it has the potential to transform relationships between teachers and students.2.3k