Middle school teacher Marsha Ratzel wants parents to know exactly what their children can expect in her classroom: challenge, support and concern.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
Doug Johnson’s The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide can help classroom teachers gain knowledge and perspective but some content may be heavy going for novices, says reviewer Rhonda Leduc.
Reading Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives, Peter H. Johnston’s wonderful book about teaching children, reviewer Kimberley Moran “felt something in my brain crack wide open.”
In 2003 we staged a 5-day chat with Rick Wormeli to discuss his book for newbies, Day One and Beyond. The chat among novice & veteran teachers was timeless.
Thanks to a popular blog and a 5-star Amazon book, career teacher Donalyn Miller has become a national champion of YA reading. We talk with her.
Our first MiddleWeb blog will boldly go wherever STEM might take us, guided by science teacher Anne Jolly. Read her first post!
The secret to behavior is to have students fully engaged in the learning process, says teacher coach Anthony Cody. It’s much more than rules and referrals.
In Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling & Mentor Texts teacher-author Kelly Gallagher shows us how to teach the real-world writing skills our students urgently need, says literacy coach Francesca LoGiudice.
For Elena Aguilar, transformation began the day she asked 6th graders to use her first name. Read about a remarkable public school experiment in Oakland CA.
Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams is a definite keeper, says reviewer Marsha Ratzel. It’s short, to-the-point, and written expressly to help teachers study a new idea.