Tools for Teaching Teens

Are you looking for ideas to teach your middle school and high school students? Then you're going to LOVE this board! You'll find great ideas that span 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade content areas! Generic tips that can be used in ANY classroom are the focus - but you may occasionally see an idea specific to English, math, social studies, science, or other classes.
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Logical Consequences for Teens: Love & Logic as Classroom Management in Middle & High School

Discipline through love and logic in the middle and high school years - How & Why to Incorporate logic into your class management and teaching procedures

As our students use more and more images to enhance their digital products, they need to learn how to respect other people's creative ideas and privacy.

Teaching Students to Legally Use Images Online

As our students use more and more images to enhance their digital products, they need to learn how to respect other people's creative ideas and privacy.

Classroom games are a fun way to extend learning and review material. As much as I love the ol' Jeopardy standby, I've started implementing five other classroom games into my instruction. These five include Trivia, the Fly Swatter Game, Face-Off, Quiz-Quiz-Trade, and Roll and Know. Read how to play each one in this post!

These are a Few of My Favorite Games--5 Easy Games for the Classroom

Teaching Secondary Social Studies and English with Leah: These are a Few of My Favorite Easy Games for the Classroom

Help your students learn that their garbage and trash can help us learn about them and other groups of people. Garbology (studied by garbologists) is a great way to learn about various groups of people - much like surveys. Use the ideas, websites, and FREE resource with your high school students to help them learn more today. {9th, 10th, 11th, 12th graders - classroom & homeschool approved!}

Help your students learn that their garbage and trash can help us learn about them and other groups of people. Garbology (studied by garbologists) is a great way to learn about various groups of people - much like surveys. Use the ideas, websites, and FRE

Blended learning is made easier with a new categorization feature in Google Classroom! Now when you create assignments in Google Classroom, you can categorize them by topic. Then, when students are searching for a topic, they'll be able to see all of the assignments--and only those assignments--for that topic! Making your life easier one feature at a time!

Help Students Stay Organized With The Google Classroom Stream

Classroom management is a challenge in and of itself, and adding technology to the classroom just opens a whole new can of worms. I've compiled three tips that I've found useful, in terms of classroom management, when you have a blended classroom.

Mindsets in the classroom is a hot topic in education right now, with the growth mindset rapidly growing in popularity. I participated in a blog hop with a few blogger friends to discuss this book for teachers, and this post gives you an overview of what the author, Mary Cay Ricci, discussed in Chapter 3. It's all about differentiation and provides for concrete ways to differentiate to help grow and support student mindsets.

Mindsets in the Classroom: Ch. 3 Differentiation

Reasoning is a skill that I worry might be shoved in the background a little too often. In our current educational climate of standardized testing, multiple choice, and "drill-and-kill," how can we teach reasoning? In this post I describe how I use short discussions on a consistent basis to teach reasoning and thinking skills.

Using the Short Discussion to Teach Reasoning

Reasoning is a skill that I worry might be shoved in the background a little too often. In our current educational climate of standardized testing, multiple choice, and "drill-and-kill," how can we teach reasoning? In this post I describe how I use short

World history is my favorite "kid"--my favorite subject to teach. Through primary sources (and secondary sources), as well as through fiction, it can really open students' eyes to the way historians work and to the ways in which history is interpreted--both correctly and incorrectly. I share three ways in which I use sources and fiction to analyze in this post, and I'm confident that your students will have a more solid understanding of world history after trying these activities, too.

Approaching World History through Source Analysis and Fiction

World history is my favorite "kid"--my favorite subject to teach. Through primary sources (and secondary sources), as well as through fiction, it can really open students' eyes to the way historians work and to the ways in which history is interpreted--bo

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