A Few of Our Favorite Things
Here are a few of our favorite MiddleWeb posts from 2012. Our thanks to the educators who have contributed articles, MW blogs, interviews, & book reviews!
Our 2012 EduBlog Nominations
Here are our nominees for the 2012 EduBlog Awards. We're defining "best" as among the "especially interesting and attention-worthy."
Learning Step by Step
Teacher Mary Tarashuk says The Walking Classroom podcasts make it easy to combine skills and goals that meet CCSS & other standards across multiple content areas.
The Walking Classroom
Middle grades teacher Mary Tarashuk often yearned to spend more time outside, learning with her students. Now she's discovered The Walking Classroom program. Problem solved!
Here Come the Toy Ads
Toy commercials, so pervasive on TV during the holidays, are a great way to jump-start media literacy discussions with students. Expert Frank Baker has lesson ideas.
The Power of Teachers’ Words
Author Debbie Silver examines effective feedback, motivational praise, and the power inherent in the words teachers say to students about their work.
Media Literacy & Politics
Future voters and civic leaders need to understand how political messages are crafted so that they can see through the spin, says media literacy expert Frank Baker.
Watching Debates with Kids
Prepare your students to watch the Presidential Debates with these tips & tools from media literacy expert Frank Baker.
Change in the Forecast
We must stand up for students even if it makes us unpopular, writes Becky Bair. She shares some lessons learned about pushing for change in your school.