middle school

Preparing Students For Teacher Absences – Education Article

I was gone two days this week because my fiancé had back surgery. Two. Whole. Days. This may not seem like much to most, but I teach special education with some very routine-oriented students and this was a huge whammy in their little lives. I know we want our classrooms to become autonomous and for kids to be flexible when life happens to their teachers, but sometimes I think we forget about how important we are in their little lives.…

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A Multi-Faceted Positive Behavior Approach in Middle School – Education Article

By Michael S. Gaskell Suspension has been a commonly used disciplinary method in schools. Unfortunately, it also has no positive impact on students. What’s worse, these same children often develop a dislike for authority figures. This is a perpetual cycle that has to stop to help students stay in school, develop positive relationships with adults in positions of authority, and achieve greater success. Our middle school accomplished this using the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports model (PBIS) as a foundation,…

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Resources for Black History Month and Beyond: Grades 6-12 Edition – Education Article

How can you celebrate Black History Month during February and weave these important lessons into your classroom throughout the year? Take a look at these creative resources and thoughtful teaching ideas from Teacher-Authors in the TpT community. You’ll find biography projects, full units, and classroom posters right here.  Biographies and Biographical Events Help your students learn about key individuals and events in black history through the use of writing prompts, comprehension and inference questions, and more.  Emmett Till and The 16th…

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Using Visual Teaching and Chunking Techniques to Explore New Content – Education Article

This post originally appeared on the blog A Lesson Plan for Teachers. Teaching an entire geographical region can be intimidating, not only for the teacher but also for her students. Thinking about a continent in the context of its numerous countries, cultures, geographical differences, languages, business practices, and people, can overwhelm even the most diligent and detail-oriented pupil. However, using visual teaching methods and practicing chunking techniques can help students to analyze, categorize, and develop a deeper understanding of the content knowledge, ensuring they are able to better… This is only…

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How to Make the Most of Maps in Social Studies – Education Article

This post originally appeared on the blog Education with DocRunning. Okay, so let me be completely transparent here: I love maps. I have a huge National Geographic Atlas at home, and I love looking at not only the political maps but also the other maps such as population density. I just like examining it and thinking about the world from different lenses. Even as a student, I always loved making maps as part of each unit of study. And as…

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