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
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
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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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
Using learning stations is a fantastic way to increase engagement in the English Language Arts classroom. Students enjoy working collaboratively with their peers. Read this #2ndaryELA Twitter chat recap below to get ideas on how to use and manage stations in your middle or high school English Language Arts classroom.
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