Category: Lesson Planning and Assessment

Teaching a split grade class is not an easy feat. Read this list of strategies for teachers to consider when teaching a split grade class.

Strategies For Teaching Split Grade Classes

Teaching a split grade class is not an easy feat. There are usually two different curriculums to cover, parental and student expectations, as well as always feeling like you are behind. During my teaching career,  I have taught grade 7/8 a few times. My first time teaching a split grade

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Virtual Teaching Tips

These virtual teaching tips will hopefully help you plan for fully remote virtual teaching or hybrid learning.  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges for all of us, but the challenges of online/virtual teaching for educators have been momentous. For some of us, teaching in this way may have been

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The say something teaching strategy gives students time to think about their reading material and share those thoughts with their peers. 

Say Something Teaching Strategy 

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. 

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Online Teacher Professional Development

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

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Many students often think peer feedback is simply checking for spelling and/or grammar errors. This teaching strategy helps students provide more depth with their suggested edits. 

Peer Feedback Teaching Strategy 

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

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It is important for students to build background knowledge before they dive into new concepts. Use this strategy to help build students' schema.

Building Background Knowledge Teaching Strategy 

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

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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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