The developmental needs of tweens are unique, and flourishing as a middle grades teacher requires special skills. Teaching expert Rick Wormeli offers five customized strategies that are attuned to the particular requirements of the adolescent brain!
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
Education consultant Erik Palmer believes students must become well-spoken presenters and communicators to be successful in the digital future.
Becoming a STEM teacher means accepting the need to change traditional teaching methods and give up some control. Anne Jolly identifies 10 best practices.
After years without a homeroom, special educator Laurie Wasserman eagerly volunteered for one — and set out to build a real classroom community.
We interview The #Sugarkills Gang, a group of sixth grade science students. They’re on a social media nutrition mission to sugar-shock the world.
Raptors in the City opens a web portal on peregrine falcons living in a skyscraper during spring nesting season. Engaging ideas for science classrooms!
Maddie Witter, author of Reading Without Limits, shares six kid-friendly strategies that can boost reading engagement in the middle grades.
In the inclusion classroom, co-teachers must use strategies that motivate both general & special needs students, writes co-teacher Elizabeth Stein.
STEM Launchers — brief activities that introduce the engineering design process and the secrets of good teamwork — can help kick off a successful year.
Can we find ways to prepare our students for standardized testing that are both ethical and effective? Motivation author Larry Ferlazzo shares some ideas.