Each fall students involved in the Global Read Aloud listen to a book and talk about it with kids around the world. Teacher/creator Pernille Ripp tells how to join in.
As he contemplates his new role as middle level division leader, Charlie Gramatges considers the middle school essentials that best serve young adolescents.
Eighth graders present a video and describe the creation of their “I AM Wall” – part of a project on stereotyping that included reading S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders.
Media literacy consultant Frank Baker makes the case that students should be writing scripts and screenplays as part of their schoolwork.
In a new MiddleWeb blog, three outstanding middle grades teachers explore the Future of History in a connected world, from multiple perspectives.
Blogging is essential in Pernille Ripp’s classroom. “It’s a way to check their emotional temperature & for them to talk to the world.” Here’s her 10-step process.
When teachers design their own observations, colleagues can help them zero in on key questions and gather helpful data to improve practice.
Historical mysteries that lure reluctant readers & boost comprehension are great for classroom libraries, says teacher-author Elizabeth Varadon.
A new web tool, designed just for education, can help promote student creativity and innovative thinking, says ed consultant & former MS teacher Mike Fisher.
Author Sarah Tantillo shares a tool to help teachers analyze the trajectory of ELA Common Core standards so they know what to expect – and what to accomplish.