We interview Tina Barseghian, founder and editor of MindShift, the popular blog about the future of teaching and learning in the digital age.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
Reviewer Joy Kirr says Mark Barnes’ Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom can help willing teachers increase student ownership of learning.
Math teacher/leader Kathy Felt highly recommends Common Core Standards For Middle School Mathematics: A Quick-Start Guide from ASCD and McREL.
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.
Create and support effective STEM teacher learning teams as “first and fast” as you can, says STEM educator and MidddleWeb blogger Anne Jolly.
Through skill-sharing, collaboration & scaffolding, general & special educators can help most students meet CCSS, says Elizabeth Stein.
Kevin Hodgson recommends The Global School: Connecting Classrooms and Students Around the World, William Kist’s how-to & why-to approach to connected global learning & praises its broad focus.
MiddleWeb’s newest blogger, Mary Tarashuk, will write about “teaching it all” to tweens in fourth and fifth grades. She begins with some personal backstory!
Aaron Brock, a middle school history teacher in urban Compton CA, begins a 3-part series on classroom games with Facts Review (templates included!)
As he contemplates his new role as middle level division leader, Charlie Gramatges considers the middle school essentials that best serve young adolescents.