Why Teach Essay Writing

Do you have to teach essay writing in your school curriculum? This is usually a requirement at some point in a student’s school career.  To some people, essay writing might be a skill of the past. However, it is a vital skill that students must develop to be successful in

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Fun Middle School Winter Activities

Coming back to school after winter break might have you feeling a bit scattered, not knowing what to teach while your students are figuring out how to focus and stay on task. But finding middle school winter activities doesn’t have to be hard!  Grab a hot cup of coffee and

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Engaging Grade 7 History Lessons

Are you looking for Grade 7 History lessons for the Ontario Curriculum?  I love teaching history and have created some engaging lessons for teachers required to teach this curriculum. When creating lessons, I think about how students learn best and what activities will engage students in their learning. These lesson plans

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How To Create Classroom Podcasts

Have you ever wanted to create classroom podcasts? Podcasts are a great learning resource for your students at school. If you don’t know how to create classroom podcasts or you are unfamiliar with this media format, let’s get introduced! A podcast is a digital audio recording, usually involving talking, and

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4 Tips for Engaging December Lesson Plans

December lesson plans need to be engaging and festive yet curriculum-focused and rigorous. What a challenge! Many teachers say December is the hardest month of the year. The lead-up to the winter break can be brutal. Students are excitable, they’re in need of time off from the classroom, and they’re

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Why Teach Middle School Creative Writing?

Middle school creative writing sometimes gets a bad rap.  It is often seen as less serious and less important than many other types of writing.  This is too bad because frequent and directed creative writing can offer significant benefits to your students and curriculum.   Let’s talk about a few of

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This FREE persuasive writing unit is

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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