Women’s history is no longer in hiding, thanks to scholars who are documenting women’s impact on society. Middle grades teachers can help their students trace that history with these resources, just updated and expanded for Women’s History Month in March.
Themed resource collections for grades 4-8
Africans Americans faced severe repression when Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1926. In February we remember through teaching resources and trace the impact of African Americans in politics, the arts, and science. Then we take a look at the future of Black History Month.
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.
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.
From classroom to building to district, implementing these educators’ ideas can strengthen the conferences to benefit the kids. Included: Student Led Conferences
In a season filled with celebrations, MiddleWeb celebrates teachers by sharing some insights into the teaching life, offered by our bloggers and guest writers. We begin with the wonderful 2014 book, Teaching with Heart.
Facing the ‘December Dilemma’ of how to include winter holidays in the instructional day? This MiddleWeb resource offers a multi-faceted look at religious and non-religious aspects of the season, legal issues, and some ideas for seasonal lesson planning.
Hands-on learning can spark students’ imagination when school moves outdoors. It can also increase engagement & improve academic performance.
On the lookout for motivation strategies that work? Read our roundup of blog posts, interviews and studies for fresh ideas to engage learners.
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.