Elizabeth Stein and Laurie Wasserman, who shared blogging responsibilities at MiddleWeb’s Two Teachers in the Room blog during 2012, share some of the timeless things that co-teachers are thankful for.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
Anne Jolly describes an successful 12-step process used by teacher teams in Mobile AL to design STEM lessons.
Teacher Mary Tarashuk says The Walking Classroom podcasts make it easy to combine skills and goals that meet CCSS & other standards across multiple content areas.
Kevin Hodgson says this ASCD/McREL book by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, and Matt Kuhn, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, offers abundant help for educators to integrate technology with effective & engaging instructional practices.
Reviewer Anne Jolly finds The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach & Lani Ritter Hall is “a detailed description of how to create my own learning community, expand my own connectedness, and involve others in sharing and learning as well.”
Middle grades teacher Mary Tarashuk often yearned to spend more time outside, learning with her students. Now she’s discovered The Walking Classroom program. Problem solved!
Everyone’s Invited! Interactive Strategies That Engage Young Adolescents by Jill Spencer is full of adaptable ideas for student engagement that will inspire creativity and problem solving in your classroom, says reviewer Sandy Wisneski.
How to Bullyproof Your Classroom by Caltha Crowe is an excellent resource with lesson plans that include objectives, materials needed, step-by-step directions and follow-up activities, says reviewer Linda Biondi.
In Write Like This: Teaching Real World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts, Kelly Gallagher’s real-world approach to writing instruction is practical, relevant and doable by any teacher, says reviewer Rhonda Leduc.
Reviewer Jenni Miller found Transformational Teaching in the Information Age: Making Why and How We Teach Relevant to Students to be a practical guide written by educators who understand how we must teach students in the age of information overload.