“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 […]
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 […]
great books every teacher should read
lesson ideas when can’t start a new unit
Science movies to show your middle schooelrs
Tips for using bell ringers in your science classroom
Tips for new science teachers transitioning from other careers
10 effective classroom strategies for new and veteran middle school teachers.
Classroom management isn’t easy, but you CAN improve. Try these 17 easy strategies you can implement tomorrow – all tried and tested in my own classroom.
One of my first times giving explicit classroom management advice that worked!
How I use coloring to promote strong classroom management.
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 […]
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 […]