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Year: 2013

As teachers we are constantly being exposed to germs, bugs, viruses in our daily profession. We must be diligent in monitoring our health to ensure we are giving our best to our students, families and ourselves. Click to read 9 top tips for staying healthy from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Staying Healthy Part 1 Physical Health

***DISCLAIMER*** I am not a doctor, just a teacher sharing some healthy living tips. Always consult your doctor before trying any new exercise regime, medications or vitamins. As teachers, we are constantly being exposed to germs, bugs, viruses in our daily profession. We must be diligent in monitoring our health to ensure we

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Managing the Marking Load

  Managing The Middle School Marking Load The marking load can become impossible for the middle school teacher if it is not managed properly. Here are my best tips for helping teachers manage their marking bin.  1. Set manageable marking goals for yourself on how much to mark and when to mark. 

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Useful tips and lesson ideas for middle school teachers for ending the school year without chaos and confusion from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

End of the Year Activities and Lesson Ideas

For many of you school is starting to wind down for the school year. I still have two more months to go. However, my Grade 8’s have been slowly starting to feel more and more like Grade 9’s as the warm weather is emerging. This is the time of year when

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Life in the Cloud: A Virtual Floppy Disk

When I was in elementary school our computers used 5″ floppy disks, then by high school we had switched to 3.5″ floppy disks, by university we had the USB data stick. Now, in my 6th year of teaching we are living life in the “cloud”. Our work is stored in cyberspace waiting for

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BYOD (Bring your own device) is a becoming a popular trend in education to help schools save money and students become familiar with the technology they already have. Discover technology ideas and classroom management policies around BYOD in this blog post from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Smartphones in the Classroom

Cellphones may or may not be permitted in your classroom.  My students are encouraged to Bring Their Own Devices (BYOD) to school daily.  Different Models of Cellphones in the Classroom: Some teachers prefer them to be face down on the desks in the open,  Other teachers prefer them to be

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2 great Science Fair planning resources to help with this giant task.

Science Freebies

This weeks’ freebie theme is Science! I grew up watching Bill Nye the Science guy, and my current students enjoy watching episodes if they get shown. This week I have found two great freebies to help you and your students prepare for Science Fair.  We only had Science Fair when

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Preparing for a Substitute Teacher

My name is Crystal and I’ve been teaching for 7 years now with 2 years of Long Term Occasional assignments and being a daily substitute teacher. While supply work is not my long-term teaching goal, with the job prospects being what they are and two little ones at home, I have

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