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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YA Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

Use this YA Fantasy and Science Fiction novels book list to help your students find great books they want to read. If you are looking for book lists for other genres check out this High School Book Recommendations blog post for more ideas. This blog post contains affiliate links that are

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Free Rubik’s Cube Lesson

Reading comprehension is an important skill for students to master. Unfortunately, reading comprehension practice is often not something that inspires excitement among students.   One way to combat this apathy is to use reading selections that students find interesting.  My free Rubik’s Cube lesson is just such an interest-garnering activity. This

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