Unique Ways to Start Your Science Class

Looking for a fun way to start each class period? These unique ways to start each science class will grab your students’ attention and help with classroom management.

Extra Credit Ideas for Middle School Teachers

“What can I do for extra credit?!” ​I’m pretty sure there isn’t a middle or high school teacher that hasn’t heard these exact words coming from a student’s mouth. Students are HUGE fans of the concept, and honestly, who can blame them? Another way to boost their grades? Most students will leap at the opportunity (especially […]

Back to School Resources Every Middle School Science Teacher Needs

Back to school resources for middle school science teachers

It’s that time of year again. The new school year is just around the corner and teachers everywhere are heading back into the school building with boxes of classroom supplies and a list of last minute classroom “to-do’s.” When it comes to back to school resources every middle school teacher needs, everyone has their own […]

A Personal Milestone

One of my first times giving explicit classroom management advice that worked!

A Charge for Veteran Teachers

In our school this year we have exactly one first year teacher. ONE. That means we have lots and lots of veteran teachers. The new teacher just so happens to be my friend, and she often expresses to me a feeling of being judged or looked down on. My question is this: where does this […]

What Does it Mean to be a Creative Teacher?

Do you consider yourself creative? I think that the only way to teach is to teach creatively. So how can we be a creative teacher? First of all, I think it’s important to be reminded that creativity doesn’t only mean colorful pallets and having excellent fine motor skills. Creativity is better defined as the ability […]