Master the Common Core curriculum, co-teach four subjects & keep up with IEPs? It’s a reality check, but Elizabeth Stein is ready for the challenge.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
Julia G. Thompson, author of the 1st Year Teacher’s Survival Guide, considers what it means to have a culturally responsive classroom. Tips & resources.
Linda Biondi reports this book encourages teachers to integrate science into the daily schedule instead of “pigeonholing” the subject into a time slot.
Filmmaker Kesa Kivel worked with middle school students in an after-school YWCA program to produce a short film about the slavery experience in the United States.
Teacher Aaron Brock completes a 3-part series about games in history class with insights about skill building, concept reinforcement & discrete knowledge.
Tween teacher Mary Tarashuk uses a get-acquainted activity to introduce the QAR (Question Answer Relationship) literacy strategy to her new students.
The greatest gift we can give our students is the confidence and know-how to teach themselves. Joseph Ball shares a project that does just that.
Middle school is full of real-life challenges. Fortunately,, says school leader Charlie Gramatges, young adolescents “have resilience built into their programming.”
Amy Benjamin successfully shows content teachers how to focus on reading comprehension with their subject material, says reviewer Anne Anderson.
The authors effectively describe how to achieve rigor for students with disabilities by asking thinking questions, scaffolding with visuals, & modeling everything, says Laura Von Staden.