Month: November 2015

Tis the Season Ideas from Secondary Teachers

Several great Language Arts bloggers have gotten together to share their ideas for making the holidays a part of your classroom this season. Bring the Meaning of the Season To Your Classroom I like to get my students involved in thinking about how they can help others this holiday season.

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Narrative Writing Twitter Chat

Brynn Allison, The Literary Maven & Kristy, 2 Peas and a Dog are hosting #2ndaryELA on Twitter every Tuesday evening from 8 – 8:30 PM EST (we are trying out the half-hour chat).  #2ndaryELA is a weekly chat for secondary English Language Arts teachers focused on a topic. Every Sunday,

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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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Argument Writing Twitter Chat

Brynn Allison, The Literary Maven & Kristy, 2 Peas and a Dog are hosting #2ndaryELA on Twitter every Tuesday evening from 8 – 8:30 PM EST (we are trying out the half hour chat).  #2ndaryELA is a weekly chat for secondary English Language Arts teachers focused on a topic.  Every Sunday,

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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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Informational Writing Twitter Chat

Brynn Allison, The Literary Maven & Kristy, 2 Peas and a Dog are hosting #2ndaryELA on Twitter every Tuesday evening from 8 – 8:30 PM EST (we are trying out the half hour chat).  #2ndaryELA is a weekly chat for secondary English Language Arts teachers focused on a topic. Every Sunday,

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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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