Month: July 2013

Middle School Collaborative Freebies Pinterest Board

I am finding it hard to find good quality middle school related freebies. But, I can’t just sit around complaining can I? No way! Several blogger friends and I have created a board just for YOU. This Pinterest board features freebies that are of good quality, and of use to middle school

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Styrofoam Print Making Art Lesson

The most awesome thing about this art project is that it requires minimal supplies and can be modified to suit the primary grades up to high school art class.  Materials Needed: -1 dinner size Styrofoam plate per student -1 toothpick per student -print making ink in a variety of colours if

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Student Engagement Through Choice Writing

  When I first starting teaching 6 years ago, the buzz word was “differentiation”. I attended several workshops on this topic and my favourite strategy to gets students writing was to create RAFT assignments.     RAFT stands for Role, Audience, Format, Topic.  As the teacher, you create one writing

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The Best Water Bottle for Teachers

As teachers we need to stay hydrated during the day to keep our voices good and our energy levels high. I have been struggling to replace my aging plastic water bottle with something that is BPA free and easy to clean. I have purchased a few different kinds of steel

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How Technology Has Changed!

  Videos are a great way to encourage class discussion.  Show these two videos  to your students. Great discussions can occur about the changing face of technology over a such a short time span. You could also have your students complete a comparison and contrast chart about their childhood versus someone who grew up

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