Beginning your first year as a middle level teacher? Our resource collection points to plenty of how-to advice that will guide you through the first weeks of school, all the way to that Christmas smile. We begin with quick links to some of our favorite articles about mastering the middle.
Themed resource collections for grades 4-8
Summer is upon us and we hope you’ll soon be able to settle in with a stack of books you’ve been looking forward to reading. Some fiction perhaps. And then a couple of books to grow on. Here are a dozen we’ve selected from among our MiddleWeb reviews.
How can teachers help students enjoy reading and learning – and avoid the “summer slide” – during several months away from school? Visit MiddleWeb’s expanded resource for Summer 2014, where you’ll find teacher ideas and heaps of book suggestions.
Whether summer means it’s time to relax, bolster your professional know-how, or improve your bank balance, we have suggestions from your educator colleagues (and other sources) that can help. Plan now!
We can thank the Common Core for making “close reading” a buzz phrase. We can thank educators for building the bare concept into strategies that help students more fully understand the texts they encounter. Our latest Resource Roundup offers some of the what, why and how.
What can you and your students accomplish the last few weeks of school? Educators share activities that align learning with fun and help ensure a fruitful conclusion.
On the lookout for motivation strategies that work? Read our roundup of blog posts, interviews and studies for fresh ideas to engage learners.
Call it grit or resilience, it’s a behavior that can serve students well. We’ve gathered advocates’ views, pushback from critics and ideas to build it.
Where does humor fit into the classroom? Just about anywhere! Check out these refreshed resources on why humor works, how to share it & where to find it.
From classroom to building to district, implementing these educators’ ideas can strengthen the conferences to benefit the kids. Included: Student Led Conferences