Teaching and learning in grades 4-8

Dear Cindi Rigsbee

José Vilson writes a book review in the form of a professional love letter to middle grades teacher Cindi Rigsbee, author of Finding Mrs. Warnecke: The Difference Teachers Make.

Creative Graphing Ideas

Creative Graphing Ideas

This MiddleWeb Classic from 1998 was the most viewed webpage ever on our original site. It’s back. Math geeks rejoice!

Respect for Young Writers

Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay by Kimberly Hill Campbell and Kristi Latimer provides a process, plan & writing formats “that breathe life back into student writing,” says teacher-reviewer Liz Wisniewski.

Becoming a Together Teacher

The Together Teacher™: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! by Maia Heyck-Merlin helps readers recognize that being organized “is a means to an end –strong student outcomes and more free time,” says reviewer Beth Fabijanic.

Unique and Necessary

In our second review of The Together Teacher, popular blogger Ariel Sacks says the organizational advice from Maia Heyck-Merlin suits her busy but Type B teacher-leader life.

My No-Bunk Letter to Parents

Middle school teacher Marsha Ratzel wants parents to know exactly what their children can expect in her classroom: challenge, support and concern.