Year: 2021

The Save The Last Word teaching strategy is a fantastic way to get all students to practise both speaking and listening in the classroom.  

Save The Last Word Teaching Strategy

The Save The Last Word teaching strategy is a fantastic way to get all students to practise both speaking and listening in the classroom.   How Does This Save The Last Word Teaching Strategy Work? Select a text that students will be responding to.  Most commonly Save the Last Word is

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The Fishbowl teaching strategy is a fantastic way for students to get a small group discussion within a whole class setting.

Fishbowl Teaching Strategy 

I love using the fishbowl teaching strategy with my classes. Students love getting in and out of the circle and sharing their ideas with peers. The Fishbowl teaching strategy is a fantastic way for students to get a small group discussion within a whole class setting. How Does This Fishbowl

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Why Use Digital Escape Rooms in Middle School?

Digital escape rooms are a great learning and engaging activity to use with your middle school students. Below are four reasons I love using middle school digital escape rooms with my classes. 1. Collaboration and Team Building  Students work in groups (or independently if they prefer) to solve each challenge.

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Valentine’s Day Digital Escape Room

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in middle school can be a challenge – not all students want to celebrate love or are ready for dating – but most students LOVE candy. I try to focus any Valentine’s Day celebrations in my classroom around themes of candy or generic love (family, pets etc). 

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Read these popular 4th grade books for students ages 9 to 11.

Popular 4th Grade Books

Here is a list of popular 4th-grade books that would be great in any classroom or school library or as a gift for someone you know who is 9 – 10 years old. This blog post contains affiliate links that are of no cost to the reader. If you make

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Partner Quiz Teaching Strategy

The Partner Quiz teaching strategy is an engaging and interactive test prep and review strategy that students enjoy. How Does This Partner Quiz Teaching Strategy Work? Prepare a bunch of notecards. Each one should have one question on the front and its answer on the back. There should be one

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How to Listen to Podcasts in the Classroom

Podcasts can be used in the classroom for a variety of purposes. They are great for practicing listening skills, listening to stories, building a classroom community, and reinforcing academic content, among many others. What is a Podcast? Have you ever heard older family members tell you about listening to shows

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