Graffiti Brainstorm Teaching Strategy

Using a graffiti brainstorm is great way to activate students’ knowledge about a topic of study. How Does The Graffiti Brainstorm Teaching Strategy Work? Create stations by posting several topics/questions/ideas (related to the current learning in your classroom) on…

Free classroom decor ideas for middle school classrooms from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Free Classroom Decor

Accessing free classroom decor is important for all teachers. Money is tight at the end of the summer after not being paid for 2-3 months. Last week a teacher reached out to me and asked if I had any…

Classroom Management Strategies For Middle School

Classroom management strategies for middle school are not the same as elementary strategies. Middle school students are a unique mix of child and teen. Classroom management is a hugely important skill that teachers need to master in order to…

Is your classroom messy? Do you have trouble finding items? Check out these classroom organization ideas from teachers for teachers.

Classroom Organization Ideas

Is your classroom messy? Do you have trouble finding items? I love organizing my classroom. I am always looking for the best teacher organization ideas. I love looking at how other teachers have organized their lessons and classrooms because…

Students find determining what's important challenging. Use this strategy to increase their confidence.

What’s Important Teaching Strategy

The what’s important teaching strategy is a fantastic way to help students learn. It can be hard for students to determine what’s important in their classroom readings. Use this strategy to help them become confident readers of informational texts. …

Engaging and relevant digital back to school activities for middle school students from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Digital Back to School Activities for Middle School

It is officially back to school season. This year will look a little different than previous years given the different health regulations to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. I have compiled a list of digital back to school…