Science: Raptors in the City!
Raptors in the City opens a web portal on peregrine falcons living in a skyscraper during spring nesting season. Engaging ideas for science classrooms!
Get Kids to Read More
Maddie Witter, author of Reading Without Limits, shares six kid-friendly strategies that can boost reading engagement in the middle grades.
Ethical & Effective Test Prep
Can we find ways to prepare our students for standardized testing that are both ethical and effective? Motivation author Larry Ferlazzo shares some ideas.
Math Tools for the Common Core
Learning consultant Mike Fisher has more ideas for integrating technology & the Common Core. This time: Digital tools that can deepen math learning.
3 Steps to Improved Behavior
Positive discipline is supported by brain research about adolescent learning, say the authors of U-Turn Teaching. So demonstrate, facilitate, motivate.
Learning More about the Movies
Oscar season is a perfect time to introduce students to film careers & examine the highly collaborative movie enterprise, says media literacy expert Frank Baker.
Teaching Argument vs. Evidence
Sarah Tantillo, author of The Literacy Cookbook, tackles the argument vs. evidence challenge with 6 steps to help prepare students for the ELA CCSS.
Belonging in the Middle Grades
When students feel they "belong" in school, they are more likely to thrive academically, socially & emotionally, says teacher & doctoral candidate Amanda Wall.
3 CCSS-Friendly Digital Tools
Techie teaching consultant Mike Fisher shares ideas about upgrading your lessons for the Common Core, using cool digital tools like Picktochart.