Month: February 2016

Teacher Life Hacks Flipboard App

Leah @ What’s New With Leah  shared this great teacher life hack for keeping up with current events. As a sociology and world history teacher, I need to keep up with the news, and I need to dig deeper than the front page or just three or four sources. But as a

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10 Tips for Dressing Well on a Teacher Budget

All over Instagram, I see teacher fashion influencers. I want all the clothes, however, my teacher salary does not allow me to have a lot of teacher fashion pieces. Teachers are professionals, therefore it is important that we dress professionally. It can be difficult to find stylish and professional-looking clothes

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#2ndaryELA Twitter Chat on Tuesday 2/23 Topic: Grammar

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. #2ndaryELA is a weekly chat for secondary English Language Arts teachers focused on a topic. Every Sunday, we will post the topic and questions on our blogs to allow

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4 practical ideas for using technology to encourage parent-teacher communication from the 2 Peas and Dog blog.

Using Technology to Encourage Parent-Teacher Communication

Technology has dramatically changed the way we teach. Students and teachers can now collaborate with peers around the globe instantly. This collaboration adds an authenticity and engagement to lessons. Another important use of technology is for parent-teacher communication. This is a very important part of classroom life that can benefit

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Help all students be successful with these ready to use inclusion (special education) ideas for the ELA classroom.

Strategies for Inclusion in the ELA Classroom

This week’s #2ndaryELA Twitter chat focused on strategies for inclusion in the ELA classroom. During this chat teachers shared their ideas and strategies for inclusion that they use every day in their ELA classrooms. Q1: What does inclusion look like in your classroom? In your school? The majority of SpEd

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It is important to keep learners engaged in their ELA subject material by creating cross-curricular lessons. Students are more likely to see a purpose for their learning if it can be used in other classes from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Cross-Curricular Learning in the ELA Classroom

Cross-curricular learning is key to helping students develop their thinking skills. It is important to keep learners engaged in their ELA subject material by creating cross-curricular lessons. Students are more likely to see a purpose for their learning if it can be used in other classes. It is important that

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