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Year: 2014

Student Led Conferences are a good way to have students take on more ownership of their learning, and share this learning with their parents, guardians and teachers. Learn more on the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

How to Organize Student-Led Conferences

Student-led conferences are a great format to use to help students showcase their learning and outline their next steps. Where I teach we do not use the traditional Parent-Teacher Interview format. Instead, we use the Student Led Conference format. In this format, students prepare assessment materials that they are proud

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How to Set Up a Middle School Classroom

  How to set up a middle school classroom is a question that teachers often ask themselves. They want to make sure it looks interesting enough to engage their students, but they do not want it to resemble the primary classrooms these students have grown up with. This is my

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Keep Track Of Classroom Resources

I am frequently lending my supplies to students, teachers and other classes. Last year only some of the things I lent out got returned so I knew I needed an easy system of tracking where my things were going. First: When I get a request to borrow something I immediately

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Want To Get The Most Use From Your Data Projector?

This month I am happy to be writing another blog post about a useful tip from my classroom. Last month I wrote about Effectively Organizing Your Professional Development Notes this month I am writing about using your data projector more effectively. Gone are the days when data projectors are a novelty

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5 free back to school lessons from 2 Peas and a Dog. #freebies #lessonplans #ela #teaching

Back to School Freebies

Back-to-school freebies are linked throughout this blog post. The back-to-school season is a great time to try out new lessons and ideas. These five lessons will make planning for back to school easier and less time-consuming. Check out ideas from classroom management to long-range planning. Try this interactive back-to-school bingo

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End of the year activity ideas from experienced teachers. Read how you can make your end of the year finish great from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

End of the Year Tips for Teachers

  It is that time of year again when both teachers and students are wishing the days away until the summer holidays begin. I still have a full month of school left before the summer holidays begin so it is very important that I stick to my regular routine and

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