Author: MiddleWeb

Ms. Miller’s Wild Ride

Thanks to a popular blog and a 5-star Amazon book, career teacher Donalyn Miller has become a national champion of YA reading. We talk with her.

Raising Real-World Writers

In Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling & Mentor Texts teacher-author Kelly Gallagher shows us how to teach the real-world writing skills our students urgently need, says literacy coach Francesca LoGiudice.

Inside the Flipped Classroom

Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams is a definite keeper, says reviewer Marsha Ratzel. It’s short, to-the-point, and written expressly to help teachers study a new idea.

No-Holds-Barred New Teacher Advice

National teacher leader and NBCT Nancy Flanagan reveals the essence of excellent teaching in the middle grades by answering four questions that a new middle grades educator might ask. Question #1: How can I build trusting relationships with these students?

Blogs We Like

Blogs We Like

Here are some blogs we like to read. We’ll be adding more soon. If you’d like for us to consider your middle grades-related blog, get in touch!

Good but Incomplete Advice

Frank Buck’s Organization Made Easy! / Tools for Today‚Äôs Teachers has many good ideas, but reviewer Fran Lo wishes there was more about paper-grading and some secondary examples.