Laurie Wasserman and Elizabeth Stein share their good wishes for middle grades educators everywhere. And if some sound like resolutions, well…they’re teachers!
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
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.
Anne Jolly vows to continue working for a sustained, engaging process that leads to high quality student learning for every kid — even the kids like William.
After Sandy Hook, writes Elizabeth Stein, our mission is to honor the example of those who did what good teachers always do — put our students’ well-being above all.
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!
Providing STEM students with real-world problems fuels their curiosity & investigative interests. But where do teachers find problems worthy of investigation?
There’s another elephant in the co-teaching hallway, writes MiddleWeb blogger Elizabeth Stein. Teacher teams are only as strong as their weakest link.
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.