9 Ways To Use Podcasts In The Classroom

Using podcasts in the classroom has many benefits. I have outlined 9 different ways teachers can use podcasts in their classrooms.  Bell Work/Warm-Up Activity Some podcasts like the Six Minute podcast are short and are perfect for a bell work activity that can be completed both in person and in

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The Give One, Get One teaching strategy ensures that all students are involved and participating in the lesson. 

Give One, Get One Teaching Strategy

The Give One, Get One teaching strategy ensures that all students are involved and participating in the lesson. How Does This Give One, Get One Teaching Strategy Work? Have students get out a sheet of blank paper and divide it in half.  They should label one side Give One and

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Creative Ways To Teach Vocabulary

It can be difficult to find creative ways to teach vocabulary. We do not always need students to write down the word and copy the definition as it does not always lead to retention.  Below is a list of vocabulary teaching ideas brainstormed by teachers. You do not need to

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Graduation Songs For Ceremonies and Slideshows

Graduation is an important part of a student’s school career. Here are 27 graduation songs that can be used for graduation or end of the year slideshows or ceremonies.  Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye Be A Light by Thomas Rhett Brave by Sarah Bareilles Count On Me

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Using the Gallary Walk teaching strategy is a great way to get students engaged and actively participating in a lesson.

Gallery Walk Teaching Strategy 

Using the Gallery Walk teaching strategy is a great way to get students engaged and actively participating in a lesson. How Does This Gallery Walk Teaching Strategy Work? Post several large sheets of paper around your classroom – each is a “station” in your Gallery Walk. On each piece of

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Middle School Ramadan Lesson

It can be a challenge to find a quality middle school Ramadan lesson.  Ramadan, the celebration of when Allah first presented the Qur’an to the Prophet Mohammed, is a critical part of the Muslim faith and is celebrated annually, yet middle school lesson plans about this month-long holiday are hard

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4 Reasons To Teach Poetry

For many people, the mere mention of poetry invokes images of old poets writing love poems about unrequited love. For those that know better, poetry is everything from hilarious commentary on daily life to pointed insight into the human condition. Why should we teach this art form? Let’s talk about

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Middle School Easter Lessons

Looking for middle school Easter lessons? It can be a challenge to find engaging and middle school-appropriate ways to celebrate Easter in your classroom. As much as I would love to hand out an Easter-themed colouring sheet and call it a day – I don’t think my students would be

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