Lee Ann Spillane’s interactive online book Reading Amplified: Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books and Ideas is “a fantastic resource,” says reviewer @dogtrax – perfect for literacy teachers who are ready to explore engaging technologies first-hand.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
New Jersey fourth grade teacher Mary Tarashuk shares a powerful reflection on tragedy and teachable moments.
Here are a few of our favorite MiddleWeb posts from 2012. Our thanks to the educators who have contributed articles, MW blogs, interviews, & book reviews!
Providing STEM students with real-world problems fuels their curiosity & investigative interests. But where do teachers find problems worthy of investigation?
There’s another elephant in the co-teaching hallway, writes MiddleWeb blogger Elizabeth Stein. Teacher teams are only as strong as their weakest link.
Fully aligned with CCSS, Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources, 6-8 is valuable resource for all 6-8 teachers, says reviewer Linda Biondi. The book offers well-researched, fully developed lesson plans.
The Connected Teacher: Powering Up is a “handy guidepost” and resource to help teachers transition to inquiry-based, technology-rich classrooms, says reviewer Kevin Hodgson.
Reviewer Chelsea Leann Collins finds the turn-around strategies in U-Turn Teaching: Strategies to Accelerate Learning and Transform Middle School Achievement work in her seventh grade classroom.
Special ed co-teacher Laurie Wasserman describes some of the work she and her grade level team members do together, including fun holiday activities.
Resource Roundups — our theme-based, resource-laden essays — are among MiddleWeb’s most popular features. Here are dozen reader favorites.