Month: October 2019

Graphic novels are an engaging genre to add to your middle school classroom library. Check out this list of must have graphic novels for your school from 2 Peas and a Dog. #reading #middleschool #graphicnovels

Middle School Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are a great way to hook students onto reading. Below is a list of graphic novels that are popular in middle school classrooms. This blog post contains affiliate links which are of no cost to the reader. If you make a purchase through the provided links this blog

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Find engaging November Middle School ELA lessons in this blog post. Read this blog post to see what I teach during the month of November for middle school ELA. #middleschool #middleschoolela #remembranceday #veteransday #englishlanguagearts

November Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

It is time to plan November Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA. With the calendar turning to November, it is no longer possible to pretend that winter isn’t upon us.  The biting wind, the short days, and the snowflakes in the air (and sometimes on the ground) remind us that

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Learn how social media can benefit your teaching practice and expand your personal learning community from 2 Peas and a Dog. #socialmedia #teacherinstagram #teachertips #edtech

Social Media Tools For Teachers

Social media has revolutionized teaching. From teacher networking and idea sharing to student engagement in the classroom, it has opened countless new doors. To ensure you’re making the most of social media, check out this blog post roundup. I’ve gathered together some of my most popular blog posts related to

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Marking tips and tricks are important for teachers to share with each other. Read about grading tips, tricks, and tech tools to help you mark/grade more efficiently, and help students get the most out of your grading and assessment. #marking #grading #teachers #lessonplans

Tips and Tricks For Taming the Grading Load

Marking tips and tricks are important for teachers to share with each other. Don’t let the marking monster eat up all your spare time!  I’ve gathered together some of my top blog posts full of tips, tricks, and tech tools to help you mark/grade more efficiently, and help students get

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It can be overwhelming to create your own report card comments. Use these Grade 7 and 8 Ontario report card comments which will make writing reports easier. #reportcards #ontarioreportcards #growingsuccess #ontariolearningskills

Ontario Report Card Comments

Does anyone ever enjoy writing Ontario report card comments? This is the season for Progress Reports, then Term 1 and Term 2 report cards for Ontario teachers.  It can be time-consuming and overwhelming to create your own Ontario report card comments from scratch. I have created several resources for Grade

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Halloween Lessons for Middle School

Halloween is a fun time of year where teachers can integrate the fun of the season into their daily lesson plans. It can be challenging to find age-appropriate Halloween lessons for middle school students. Many of the ideas I see online are really for younger students.  To combat this lack

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History Lessons For Middle School Teachers

It does not have to be challenging to find engaging history lessons for middle school. History might be old, but our approach to teaching it shouldn’t be!  In this blog round-up, you’ll find new ideas for engaging students in history lessons, Remembrance Day lesson plans, Veterans Day lesson plans, as

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