Although the authors of Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education favor transformation over more pragmatic ed reforms, reviewer Nicole Miller found this book about PLNs “informative, useful, and beneficial.”
Energize Research Reading and Writing: Fresh Strategies that Spark Interest, Develop Independence, and Meet Key Common Core Standards, Grades 4-8, a book championing the idea that middle grades students should do more authentic research, “comes not a moment too soon,” says ELA teacher Ariel Sacks.
Lee Ann Spillane’s interactive online book Reading Amplified: Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books and Ideas is “a fantastic resource,” says reviewer @dogtrax – perfect for literacy teachers who are ready to explore engaging technologies first-hand.
New Jersey fourth grade teacher Mary Tarashuk shares a powerful reflection on tragedy and teachable moments.
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!
Fully aligned with CCSS, Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources, 6-8 is valuable resource for all 6-8 teachers, says reviewer Linda Biondi. The book offers well-researched, fully developed lesson plans.
The Connected Teacher: Powering Up is a “handy guidepost” and resource to help teachers transition to inquiry-based, technology-rich classrooms, says reviewer Kevin Hodgson.
Reviewer Chelsea Leann Collins finds the turn-around strategies in U-Turn Teaching: Strategies to Accelerate Learning and Transform Middle School Achievement work in her seventh grade classroom.
Resource Roundups — our theme-based, resource-laden essays — are among MiddleWeb’s most popular features. Here are dozen reader favorites.
Get It Done by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Michael W. Smith, and James E. Fredricksen is “a treasure trove of helpful insights about why we need to care about the teaching of informational text,” says reviewer & flowchart maker Kevin Hodgson.