Category: Lesson Planning and Assessment

The Save The Last Word teaching strategy is a fantastic way to get all students to practise both speaking and listening in the classroom.  

Save The Last Word Teaching Strategy

The Save The Last Word teaching strategy is a fantastic way to get all students to practise both speaking and listening in the classroom.   How Does This Save The Last Word Teaching Strategy Work? Select a text that students will be responding to.  Most commonly Save the Last Word is

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The Fishbowl teaching strategy is a fantastic way for students to get a small group discussion within a whole class setting.

Fishbowl Teaching Strategy 

I love using the fishbowl teaching strategy with my classes. Students love getting in and out of the circle and sharing their ideas with peers. The Fishbowl teaching strategy is a fantastic way for students to get a small group discussion within a whole class setting. How Does This Fishbowl

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Why Use Digital Escape Rooms in Middle School?

Digital escape rooms are a great learning and engaging activity to use with your middle school students. Below are four reasons I love using middle school digital escape rooms with my classes. 1. Collaboration and Team Building  Students work in groups (or independently if they prefer) to solve each challenge.

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Partner Quiz Teaching Strategy

The Partner Quiz teaching strategy is an engaging and interactive test prep and review strategy that students enjoy. How Does This Partner Quiz Teaching Strategy Work? Prepare a bunch of notecards. Each one should have one question on the front and its answer on the back. There should be one

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Learn how to use word walls in your classroom and help your students improve their learning.

Word Walls Teaching Strategy

Word walls are often forgotten about for middle and high school classrooms. However, they are highly effective in helping students remember their learning. Read below to find out more about this great teaching strategy. How Do Word Walls Work? Make a space in your room that you will dedicate to

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Inclusive Teaching Strategies

It is important that teachers are aware of and use inclusive teaching strategies in their daily lesson plans. Classrooms today are very diverse places. The most common example of student diversity is the academic ability levels of your students. In my district, a full-inclusion model is a standard for classes

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Clock Talk Teaching Strategy

The clock talk teaching strategy is a great teaching technique to get students sharing their ideas with a variety of classmates. This teaching strategy is perfect to use at the start of the year to encourage students to meet new peers and not always work with the same group of

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Middle school sub plans are a requirement in some districts. This article contains a list of teaching resources teachers can use from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Middle School Sub Plans

Middle school sub plans are a requirement in some districts. It is required that all teachers in my district have ready to go sub plans in their classrooms. Teachers usually have a binder or a magazine holder full of student information and emergency lesson plans.  Sub Binder What should you

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