Month: April 2022

Middle School Persuasive Writing Lessons

Finding engaging and rigorous persuasive writing lessons should not be a challenge to find. Unfortunately, not all writing curriculums and activities draw the attention of our students and encourage their engagement. Consequently, the lessons they learn in these classes are not as solid or memorable as they could be.   From

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End of the Year Digital Escape Room

Are you looking for a fun end-of-the-year activity for your middle school students? Why Not Try A Digital Escape Room? To help celebrate the end-of-the-year in a middle school classroom try this End of the Year Digital Escape Room where students work together (or alone) to solve 10 different summer-themed

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Grade 7/8 Science Units Ontario Curriculum

Do you teach grade 7/8 Science in Ontario?  Are you looking for quality resources that do not require a textbook and are more engaging than just a set of worksheets? The science units created by 2 Peas and a Dog are provided in both PDF and Google Slides format to

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Middle School Podcast Lessons

Have you ever thought about using middle school podcast lessons in your classroom? Podcasts are a fantastic way to cover your curriculum standards and engage your students.  These middle school podcast lessons are based on short non-fiction podcast segments that discuss issues related to shopping, the economy, trends and marketing.

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The Importance of Teaching Science Fiction

When teaching science fiction it is important to incorporate both classics and modern favourites.  From such classics as War of the Worlds and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to more modern texts like Ender’s Game or City of Ember, science fiction offers a wide variety of stories for first-time

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Money Saving Tips For Teachers

I recently read the book Love Your Life Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want by Rachel Cruze. Here is the Canadian link for this book. If you don’t know her, Rachel Cruze is the daughter of finance expert Dave Ramsey. I think I recently found

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Teacher Career Advice

Are you looking for some teacher career advice? Whether you are in your first year or in your fifteenth – it is important to get honest and current information about this profession.  Searching for a teaching job is not the same as looking for a part-time or even full-time non-teaching

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