Teaching Middle School

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10 THINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WANT YOU TO KNOW

I originally wrote this post a couple years ago after talking with my son about his first year in middle school.  The quotes are his…love them or leave them.  Here are ten insights I wanted to share to help you feel connected and aware as a middle school teacher and/or middle school parent…  learn more

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10 Tips for Motivating Reluctant Elementary and Middle School Writers

Students have a natural inclination to tell stories but can freeze up when it comes to writing. These tips help them channel their ideas onto the page. By Cindy BourdoAugust 23, 2022  learn more

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100 Winning Debate Topics for Middle School Students

When students learn to debate, they gain valuable life skills. Debates teach kids to research their topic, make informed choices, and argue effectively using facts instead of emotion. This list of middle school debate topics encompasses both serious and lighthearted ideas for kids ages 10 to 14. Each topic includes a link to an article…  learn more

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15 MORE MUST TEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUTINES

Year five is in the books! Each year I try new things, and learn how to best set students up for success. This year I have found that there are middle school routines  that I did not explain in my first post, 20 Must Teacher Middle School Routines and Procedures, and ended up incorporating throughout the year.…  learn more

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50 Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Teaching 6th Grade

We Are Teachers. Ah, teaching sixth grade. Students fall into that sweet spot of demanding to be taken seriously and yet aren’t too cool to act out stories or play a group game. The wide range of sixth grade interests, abilities, and skills can be tricky to navigate, so we’ve gathered tips and ideas from…  learn more

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MiddeWeb Kids: 5 Things to Know about Middle School

A middle school teacher observes the life of a middle schooler through the eyes of her 6th grader. BY AMBER CHANDLER  UPDATED 01/16/2021  learn more

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MiddleWeb

MiddleWeb is all about the middle grades — with a sharp focus on teaching and learning in grades 4-8. Topics range from bullying to history lesson redesigns to restoring a students' right to wonder.  learn more

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New Moon - The Magazine For Girls

The NewMoon 'zine and magazine is written and edited by girls, mostly in middle school, and overseen by adult mediators. The subscription price is reasonable. Topics respond to adolescent concerns but, unlike some other publications, descent into trivia or irreverence does not occur. This magazine will still be appealing--it is not stiff--and provides an opportunity…  learn more

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Teaching Middle School: Grades 6-8

Bright Hub Education Find lesson plans for grades 6-8 covering material in core curricula such as English, math, science, social studies, and art. Many plans offer a series of lessons in a unit that you can teach during a several day or week time period, while others offer thematic tie-ins across several subjects, reinforcing the relevancy…  learn more

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The Art of Managing Middle School Students

Ben Johnson looks at how a middle school teacher can cope? Two tools: Distraction and Relationship.  learn more

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Why Teaching Middle School Is So Hard

We are Teachers Tell people you teach middle school and you’ll get one of two responses. Captain Awesome September 17, 2018  learn more