Best Blog Posts of 2015

10 fantastic middle school blog posts with a wide range of ideas from technology to classroom management.

2015 was a fantastic year for us at 2 Peas and a Dog.  We enjoyed sharing our best ideas for the classroom, and for your work life balance with our teacher life hacks series. We loved connecting with our readers on the blog via comments, through email or on social media. We know 2016 is going to be our best year yet look for more teacher life hacks, classroom management ideas and our weekly Tuesday night Twitter chats #2ndaryELA. See you in 2016! 

Teacher Life Hacks: Slow Cooker Edition
Back in August as we were all getting ready for back to school, I shared my Sunday routine of making 1 or 2 slow cooker meals to work as lunches and quick dinners for the week.
Remembrance Day Lesson Plans
In November, we shared our ideas on how to commemorate Remembrance Day in your classrooms. This blog post provided a whole week worth of lesson ideas about this topic.
How to Help Students Be More Organized
Middle school students need support on how to keep their school life organized. This blog post shared some of my favourite student organization tips and tricks.

Canadian Teaching Resources on TPT
It can sometimes be a challenge to locate Canadian curriculum specific resources on Teachers Pay Teachers. This round up blog post showcased great TPT teacher authors from grades K-12.

5 Reasons to Use Success Criteria 
It is so vital to use success criteria in your classroom. This blog post outlines why.

Managing Technology in the Classroom
Technology is the thing teachers have a love-hate relationship with. We love the great learning it brings, but we find it very frustrating when technology does not work. Some great classroom management tips in this post.

The Renovated K-W-L Chart
I reworked the traditional K-W-L chart for my middle school students this year. Go check out the new look.

Social Media Tips for Teachers

Navigating social media etiquette can be challenging. This blog post shares 8 things teachers need to know about social media usage.

5 Mistakes New Teachers Make
It is really hard to be a new teacher. This blog post outlines the top 5 mistakes new teachers make. Make sure to share this post with the new teachers in your school.

You Live With A Teacher When
I had no idea my teacher humour blog post would go viral. Look for more of these teacher humour posts through out 2016.

Thanks to Erin from Mrs. Beatties Classroom for this year in review link up.

Lastly, we loved the feedback we got from teachers about our 12 Genre Book Reports. Teachers said it saved them lots of time planning book reports because our book reports came with 12 options and covered a wide variety of genres. We love feedback and hearing from our fellow teachers. Save yourself some time in 2016 and invest in lessons that can last.

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  1. Wow! What an amazing collection of top posts! Thanks so much for linking up, Kristy!

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom


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