It is important for students to stop and think about the materials they are reading. The say something teaching strategy gives students time to think about their reading material and share those thoughts with their peers. How Does This Strategy Work? Place students in groups of two to three students.
Why is Online Teacher Professional Development Important? Today we’re discussing online teacher professional development. But why? You went to college, you have your degree, and you’ve started teaching at your dream school. Your kids love you, you love them, and you feel pretty good about how things are going. But
Back to school time is exciting. Students and teachers are refreshed from break, and the year ahead is full of possibilities. Back to school time is also challenging. Your classroom is full of new names and faces and you know as little about them as they know about you. This
Middle school historical fiction books are popular amongst this age group. Students love to learn about the past in an engaging way (not just by reading a textbook). The year I did Refugee by Alan Gratz as a novel study with my Grade 7 students they learned so much about
The peer feedback strategy is a great idea to add to your lesson plans. It is very important that students follow the writing process when working on formal writing pieces that they will submit for a grade. Many students often think peer editing/feedback is simply checking for spelling and/or grammar
It is important for students to build background knowledge before they dive into new concepts. Use this strategy to help build students’ schema/background knowledge. How Does This Strategy Work? In the center of the chalkboard (or in some other place where all students can see it), write a topic on
Podcasts aren’t just for students! While podcasts can be wonderful for teaching students a variety of skills (read more about this topic here), there are also excellent teacher professional development podcasts out there for teachers of all ages and subjects. Note these links are current as of the spring of
If you are a middle school teacher who wants to improve your student’s reading engagement then check out the online professional development course Lit Launch. Lit Launch is a self-paced, fully digital, three-module online course created by Kristy from 2 Peas and a Dog. Teachers will also get access to