In the inclusion classroom, co-teachers must use strategies that motivate both general & special needs students, writes co-teacher Elizabeth Stein.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
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.
Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli, the co-authors of Poetry Mentor Texts: Making Reading and Writing Connections, K-8, have provided another “must have” resource for teachers of all disciplines – even poetry haters – says reviewer Linda Biondi.
The Advisory Book: Building a Community of Learners (2nd Edition) by Linda Crawford is an excellent resource for specific ideas & activities as well as the research that supports Advisory, says teacher educator Amanda Wall.
Anne Jolly picks 6 global engi- neering challenges that can produce “real problems” for MS students to address through STEM lessons & projects.
Blend research into an adventure story? Reviewer Kevin Hodgson says this intriguing book, Writing to Explore: Discovering Adventure in the Research Paper, can help achieve standards for expository, informational & narrative writing.
Special educator and co-teacher Laurie Wasserman gained new insights into what it means to be a struggling student when she joined a math PD project. She shares.
Middle Level Education Month celebrates the education of young adolescents, often misunder- stood, misguided, and even maddening – but also magnificent.
Teacher Mark A. Domeier likes the concept behind Teri Lesesne’s reading ladders in Reading Ladders: Leading Students from Where They Are to Where We’d Like Them to Be, but he says they’ll have to be adapted to the realities of middle school class size.