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Month: November 2015

Holiday Lessons For Middle School

Holiday lessons for middle school can be a challenge to find. During December I try to bring in a festive element to my lessons. I still continue with my current units of study, but once those are finished I try to incorporate as many holiday-related literacy lessons as possible to

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Teacher Life Hacks

Michael @ The Skeptical Pioneer My wife and I share our work calendars with each other (via Google), that way if I have a supervision, parent meeting, or anything else that keeps me at school outside my normal hours, she’s immediately aware of it. Also, this prevents me from scheduling

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Teacher Life Hacks Grocery Shopping

Julie @ Plaisirs du Primaire According to Google, a life hack is “a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.” These weekly blog posts will hopefully provide you with an idea or strategy to make your life less stressed

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Teacher Life Hack Mason Jar Salads

Nicole @ Brownie Points According to Google, a life hack is “a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.” These weekly blog posts will hopefully provide you with an idea or strategy to make your life less stressed and

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Useful and practical ideas to manage interactive notebooks in your classroom from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

Tips for Using Interactive Notebooks

We had a great discussion on our #2ndaryELA Twitter Chat about how to best use and manage interactive notebooks in the classroom. Teachers who joined the chat had great ideas to share. Here is a quick summary, followed by a detailed summary. Interactive Notebook Top Tips  Teach and model routines, expectations

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Teacher Life Hack Laundry Sorting

Tammy @ Teaching FSL  According to Google, a life hack is “a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.” These weekly blog posts will hopefully provide you with an idea or strategy to make your life less stressed and

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Engaging Remembrance Day Lesson Plans for Middle School

Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, and Veterans Day are commemorated around the world every year on November 11, which marks the anniversary of the end of World War 1.  Every year, I try to come up with a meaningful way to commemorate Remembrance Day in my classroom. Below are some Remembrance

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