Learning about Elections
In our Resource Roundup, access election basics, lessons, videos, a mock election how-to, art-oriented activities & more, all selected for the middle grades.
New Teacher 911
Beginning your first year as a middle grades teacher? Our Resource Roundup points to plenty of help, from the first weeks of school to that Christmas smile.
It’s That Time Again!
What’s waiting for you on the other side of the door? Lots of excitement, a few nervous moments, and faces filled with questions. Welcome back!
Labor Day Past & Present
We look at Labor Day's origin and the US labor movement’s past triumphs & current challenges. You'll find resources for history & current events, across grades 4-8.
Algebra in the Middle Grades
Early middle grades preparation can improve algebra success and help meet Common Core standards. We highlight research & kid-friendly learning resources.
Last-Minute Lesson Planning
Need lesson ideas fast? Our list provides quick and simple searches for multi-faceted lessons across content areas.
Keep Up with YA Books
Keeping up with YA books just got easier, thanks to YALSA’s free app, Teen Book Finder. Lots, too, on what’s ahead, audiobooks & book trailers, kids’ favorites.
Students & the Outdoors
Hands-on learning can spark students’ imagination when school moves outdoors. It can also increase engagement & improve academic performance.
Twitter for Summer PD
Bits of information cordoned off into 140 character chunks can promote professional growth, if you know how to find and use them. Our Resource Roundup can help.