Engaging middle school Christmas activities for the month of December and the week leading up to Winter Break from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Middle School Christmas Activities

Finding middle school Christmas activities does not need to be a challenge. Look through this blog post to find Christmas activities that are broken into two categories: curriculum-related and fun activities. These activities are great for the whole month…

Teachers are notorious for burning themselves out because they take on too many tasks. Learn practical strategies how to set boundaries by saying no.

Setting Boundaries By Saying No

It happens so easily. Somebody asks for a small favour, a new teacher that really needs a mentor teacher, the advisor of a beloved program is retiring and it would be such a great fit for you. Suddenly your…

Clock Talk Teaching Strategy

The clock talk teaching strategy is a great teaching technique to get students sharing their ideas with a variety of classmates. This teaching strategy is perfect to use at the start of the year to encourage students to meet…

Students' interests are constantly evolving and it is important that the texts in our classrooms reflect these changes. In this article, is a list of Grade 7 books that come recommended by other teachers and previous students. 

Grade 7 Book Recommendations

Grade 7 book recommendations can be a challenge to find sometimes. Students’ interests are constantly evolving and it is important that the texts in our classrooms reflect these changes. Below is a list of Grade 7 books that come…

Middle School Diwali Lesson

Help your students learn about Diwali with this middle school Diwali lesson plan. It is important to recognize all major holidays in your classroom – not just the traditional North American commercialized celebrations. Middle school lesson plans for Christmas or…

Diversifying Your Poetry Curriculum

It can be difficult to find an engaging and diverse poetry curriculum because, for a long time, the ubiquitous authority on any literary topic was the classic textbook anthology.  This text is a great resource, but it is important…