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Use the chalk talk teaching strategy to get your whole class sharing their ideas.

Chalk Talk Teaching Strategy

The chalk talk teaching strategy is a great teaching technique to get the whole class sharing their ideas. This teaching strategy could also be called a silent discussion.  How Does The Chalk Talk Teaching Strategy Work? In the center of the chalkboard/whiteboard/chart paper write a question or keyword, post and

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Check out these awesome tech tools for teachers from 2 Peas and a Dog. #edtech #classroomtechnology #classroomtech

Useful Teacher Tech Tools

Teacher tech tools are important because classroom technology continues to evolve a be a huge part of the classroom environment. I can remember thinking I was tech-rich in my first classroom with two old desktop computers that could access the internet.  Teachers are always looking for ways to make their

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How Do Teachers Know It’s Report Card Season

Report card season is every teacher’s favourite time, right? I highly doubt that. The 12 items listed below will help you recognize if you are in the report card season. I hope this teacher humour blog post brings a smile to your face. Your dinners look like Olivia Pope’s from

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Use these June lesson plans for middle school ELA classes to help reduce your planning workload from 2 Peas and a Dog. #lessonplans #middleschoolELA #englishlanguagearts #middleschool

June Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

June has arrived and you made it! You can use these June lesson plans for middle school ELA and end the year on a strong note. Remember you are just as ready for summer vacation as your students are. But before you can head out to the pool with a

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Teaching is hard! Read the best advice for new teachers on a variety of topics from experienced teachers. #newteachers #classroommanagement #lessonplans #middleschoolela

Best Advice for New Teachers

Being a new teacher is harder than anyone will admit.  I remember my first year as a teacher, I had a 1+ hour commute each way on long country roads and cell phone service was quite spotty on my route.  I was teaching a mixed-exceptionalities classroom which was code for

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World War Two Themed Novels For Middle School Students

This is a list of teacher recommended World War Two themed novels for middle school students. These would be great additions to your classroom library or something to suggest your school librarian purchase. This blog post contains affiliate links which are of no cost to the reader. If you make a

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Don't mark 100 quizzes! Use entrance and exit tickets in your classroom to check your students' understanding. #assessment #lessonplans #middleschoolela #grading

Entrance and Exit Tickets Teaching Strategy

Entrance and exit tickets are a fantastic way to get the status of your class quickly. No one has time to create and give a quiz or a test every day to check their students’ understanding. This strategy is also known as bellwork, but this takes bellwork and gives it

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By using highly-engaging rants, your students won’t even realize you’ve channeled their daily rants and complaints into high-quality, writing!

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