The WOW Factor App
A new web tool, designed just for education, can help promote student creativity and innovative thinking, says ed consultant & former MS teacher Mike Fisher.
Review for MiddleWeb
Education publishers are sharing new works with MiddleWeb, and we're looking for educators who'd like to select a book & write the review. Get the details here.
Common Core Trajectory Analysis
Author Sarah Tantillo shares a tool to help teachers analyze the trajectory of ELA Common Core standards so they know what to expect – and what to accomplish.
Learning on Field Trips
Teacher educator Amanda Wall describes how she's blended specific learning activities into class field trips and shares 6 tips to help teachers plan.
Who Are You to Tell Me What?
Four years after becoming an instructional coach, Elena Aguilar once again found herself in front of a class of 8th graders, looking for trusting relationships.
Visual Literacy & Politics
Media expert Frank Baker offers examples of political stagecraft at the highest levels and suggests several visual literacy lesson ideas.
Thank You, Public Schools
Independent middle school dean Bill Ivey acknowledges a deep debt to public schools for forging today's "middle school model" for young adolescents.
5 Strategies for Tween Teachers
The developmental needs of tweens are unique, and flourishing as a middle grades teacher requires special skills. Rick Wormeli offers five strategies.
Student Speaking Skills
Education consultant Erik Palmer believes students must become well-spoken presenters and communicators to be successful in the digital future.