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Year: 2017

New Year’s Goal Setting Activity and Reflection Sheets

Reflection is an important skill that we need to reinforce with our students. To assist with this task, I created a New Year’s small group discussion and goal-setting activity to help my students with their reflection skills. In this step-by-step goal-setting activity, students will be excited and engaged during their

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7 Benefits of Supervision Duty

  From time to time I like to incorporate some lighter blog posts on my blog. My previous lighter blog posts: You Live With A Teacher When and You Might Be A Teacher If continue to get interaction when I share them on social media. Where I teach, I am

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Celebrating the Holidays in the Secondary Classroom

Holidays in the secondary classroom can be a challenge because you don’t want activities to seem too young or boring. I know that it can be difficult to plan engaging rigorous lessons, but it is possible. My favourite lesson plans to use with my middle school students is my four

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Engaging Students With Non-Traditional Texts

It is important that students are given opportunities to engage with non-traditional texts like graphic and free verse novels. Teachers can also use other forms of high-interest media such as infographics, videos, and non-fiction articles. Read this Twitter chat recap to get ideas you can use tomorrow in your English

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Holiday Season Survival Guide

Planing holiday lessons can be time-consuming. Don’t let it be! It’s almost time for the holiday season in our classrooms. As much as I love the holidays, it is also a time when many teachers feel run down and are exhausted from the business of school start-up and the ensuing

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HyperDocs Q & A Edtech Tools and Classroom Management

Hyperdocs classroom management is important. A few weeks ago this blog featured a fantastic article about HyperDocs called Use HyperDocs To Increase Student Engagement written by guest blogger Tracy Enos an 8th Grade teacher from Rhode Island, United States. I met Tracy in the #2ndaryELA Facebook Group where she is

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