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Integrating Global Education in the Middle School Math Classroom

Integrating Global Education in the Middle School Math Classroom

Inspire student interest and positive attitudes toward math

Four hundred years ago Galileo Galilei observed that "Mathematics is the language with which God has written the Universe." The "unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics," in the words of famous physicist Eugene...
Author: Alessandra King
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Topics: Teaching
Due Dates: Worth the Convenience?

Due Dates: Worth the Convenience?

Why we should give full credit for assignments not turned in on time

Every day 200 students file into my language arts classroom. When I give a writing assignment, spending just five minutes commenting on each paper is a 1000 minute –or 16 hour—investment. That is for just...
Author: Rebecca Brock
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Topics: Teaching
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The Boy in the Middle

The Boy in the Middle

The social, intellectual, emotional, and physical needs of middle schoolers

The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) emphasizes that attending to the social, intellectual, emotional, and physical needs and assets of middle school children is central to their intellectual development....
Author: Daniel M. Levin, Molly Mee
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CAMP Osprey

CAMP Osprey

A middle school-collegiate mentoring partnership that benefits everyone

Intergenerational mentoring is an effective strategy to prepare students to become college and career ready. CAMP (Collegiate Achievement Mentoring Program) Osprey provides an innovative leadership mentoring program...
Author: Matthew Ohlson
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Memorization Still Matters

Memorization Still Matters

Benefits of quick access to working memory and 25 memorization techniques

In a world in which we can always look things up, memorization still matters. Depending on the situation, engagement, meaning, progress, expediency, and safety are increased significantly if participants have the...
Author: Rick Wormeli
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Topics: Teaching
Triage, Not Emergency

Triage, Not Emergency

Watching for even the small details can create a responsive culture that meets the social, emotional, and academic needs of students

I bet you didn't know that you signed up to be a triage nurse now did you? Meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of middle school students is a lot like working the triage desk in a busy hospital. The...
Author: Amber Chandler
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Beyond Donuts in the Staff Room

Beyond Donuts in the Staff Room

10 ways schools can improve workplace satisfaction

Maggie, a seventh grade English teacher, was intrigued by one of the items listed in her school auction catalogue. A family had donated a week at their vacation home in Arizona, and she raised her hand to make a bid....
Author: Phyllis Fagell
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Topics: Leadership
Reader Response in All Disciplines

Reader Response in All Disciplines

Scaffolding writing-to-learn by teaching reader response strategies before, during, and after reading

Much of the writing we assign our students is public writing—writing to communicate with others. Writing-to-learn is personal writing, writing that helps students increase their comprehension of texts in all...
Author: Lesley Roessing
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Fostering Social Inclusion and Respect in Our Schools

Fostering Social Inclusion and Respect in Our Schools

National Spread the Word to End the Word Day is March 7, 2018

For middle school students, each day is stacked with challenges—from dealing with physical and emotional development to navigating friendships and social situations, all while transitioning from elementary...
Author: Amy P. Johnson, Betty Edwards
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Tags: Inclusion
Taking Care of Ourselves

Taking Care of Ourselves

Eight ways for teachers to balance work, life, and wellness

Balancing work, life, and wellness are difficult for everyone in every profession; however, for educators, that balance can be even more challenging. As a teacher, you are often pulled in many directions and need to...
Author: James Davis
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