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Take a Peek Inside The Mind of a Middle Schooler: Part 1

This would be a very fun activity the first week of school! Teacher says a statement (ex. Switch sides if you like hot dogs more than pizza.) and the students either stay or move. The kids could also talk about why they did/didn't move. Fun!!! #backtoschool

PE: This would be a very fun activity the first week of school! Teacher says a statement (ex. Switch sides if you like hot dogs more than pizza.) and the students either stay or move. The kids could also talk about why they did/didn't move.

Educators Dr. Debbie Silver, Richard L. Curwin, and Marcia L. Tate share their advice on classroom management strategies in Part Three of my four-part Education Week series.

This is so true. Debbie Silver, Richard L. Curwin, and Marcia L. Tate share their advice on classroom management strategies in Part Three of my four-part Education Week series.

How and why to use word walls with older students

See this website for information about wordwalls and many activities to support vocabulary instruction "Older students can benefit from a reference point of vocabulary, too! It doesn't just have to be tier 1 words.

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies Useful when you need a discussion format that isn't just teacher talking at students/ with one or two kids.

Relationship building is key to good teaching. This system will help you quickly get to know students and benefit from those connections all year long. Continue Reading →

A 4-Part System for Getting to Know Your Students

A System for Getting to Know Your Students - Relationship building is key to good teaching. This system will help you quickly get to know students and benefit from those connections all year long.

Plickers is SO MUCH MORE than an assessment tool! Read this post to learn some amazing new ways to use Plickers!

Plickers 102: Innovative Ways to Use Plickers

Plickers is a fun assessment tool that gets students engaged in formative assessment and provides assessment feedback instantaneously.

Heads Down, Vocabulary Up- a fun way to practice vocabulary and keeping kids engaged in the classroom!

4 Games to Increase Vocabulary Success

Academic Vocabulary Heads Down, Vocabulary Up- a fun way to practice vocabulary and keeping kids engaged in the classroom!

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