Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13)

Restorative Justice and Consequences that Actually Improve Behavior – Education Article

Desmond Tutu says, “Restorative justice says “No, the offense affected a relationship” and what you are seeking for is to restore the relationship, to heal the relationship.” Today, Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard, authors of Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice help us understand how restorative justice should work and some examples that will help us understand the successful implementation. Sponsor: Advancement Courses, a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking…

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Improve Student Behavior Now! | Cool Cat Teacher Blog – Education Article

I talked to my son, and he says that when a teacher has excellent classroom management, it means he can learn, and when they don’t, it means chaos and stress for everybody. Today Darrian Tanner, the Florida State High Impact Teacher award winner for 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 talks about how to help teachers improve their classroom management skills. Sponsor: Advancement Courses, a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save…

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Improve Student Behavior Now! | Cool Cat Teacher Blog – Education Article

I talked to my son, and he says that when a teacher has excellent classroom management, it means he can learn, and when they don’t, it means chaos and stress for everybody. Today Darrian Tanner, the Florida State High Impact Teacher award winner for 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 talks about how to help teachers improve their classroom management skills. Sponsor: Advancement Courses, a 30-year leader in teacher PD, is kicking off their Spring Sale! Use the code COOL 20 to save…

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5 Writing Strategies and Tools to Reach Every Learner – Education Article

Do your students hate to write? If you need quick ideas to help reach reluctant and struggling writers, Michele Haiken will help us learn more! Listen to Michele Haiken talk about engaging students in writing Michele Haiken – Bio as Submitted Michele Haiken, Ed.D. is an educator and ISTE author. She has taught middle school English for the past 20 years and an adjunct professor of literacy for the past twelve years. She is the author of Personalized Learning (ISTE,…

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5 Writing Strategies and Tools to Reach Every Learner – Education Article

Do your students hate to write? If you need quick ideas to help reach reluctant and struggling writers, Michele Haiken will help us learn more! Listen to Michele Haiken talk about engaging students in writing Michele Haiken – Bio as Submitted Michele Haiken, Ed.D. is an educator and ISTE author. She has taught middle school English for the past 20 years and an adjunct professor of literacy for the past twelve years. She is the author of Personalized Learning (ISTE,…

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Unconventional Project Based Learning That Engages Students – Education Article

Noa Daniel talks about how unconventional project-based learning and how we can engage students with learning. If you’re struggling with student engagement, this is for you. Listen to Noa Daniel Talk about Unconventional PBL Noa Daniel’s Bio as Submitted Noa is a passionate educator and an enthusiastic learner. She is a classroom teacher, podcaster, blogger. She is also a coach, consultant and Chief Building Officer at Building Outside the Blocks, creating projects and initiatives for students and educators that build…

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My Kids Hate Their Desks! (And What I Did About It!) – Education Article

Brooke Markle, a veteran middle-level English educator, realized that her kids hated their desks. They wiggled. They moved. They struggled to pay attention. So, with a limited budget, she decided to change her classroom to give students a choice. The results are exciting. Listen to Brooke talk about Flexible Seating Pictures of Brooke’s Room Brooke Markle – Bio as Submitted Brooke Markle is a veteran middle-level English educator at Mechanicsburg Middle School in Mechanicsburg, PA. She holds a B.A. in…

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5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading – Education Article

| Share | Tweet | Share | Pin It | email Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading. For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to thousands of teachers across the country. They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both…

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Question Formulation Techniques with Chris Fancher – Education Article

Chris Fancher is a Middle Years Program (MYP) design teacher at a public International Baccalaureate (IB) charter school in Round Rock, TX. He has taught every course, from pre-algebra to calculus, in more than 20 years of public education. As a military spouse, he found himself teaching mathematics in four states and two countries, as well as teaching college algebra and college statistics for the University of Maryland University College. Chris honed his project-based learning (PBL) skills at the nationally…

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