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Teaching middle school

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My Rule #1 for Teaching Middle School

Teaching middle school is like no other teaching assignment - like no other task on Earth for that matter. As a teacher, you need to be just the right mix of cool and strict - but most important, calm. You need to have a good relationship with your students overall based on mutual respect. But that's much easier said than done. Here's the thing about middle schoolers in particular: They want to look good in front of their peers. What their peers think of them is of utmost importance to them…

Middle School Rewards That Don't Cost You a Penny!

Middle School Rewards Are you searching for a way to motivate your middle school students? Found a way to track positive behavior but not sure what to do now? Treasure box? No, that's too elementary. Prizes? No, that's too expensive. Reward coupons are the way to go! Your students will love the opportunity to be rewarded with things that matter to them. Plus, these no-cost options will cut down on the amount of money you need to spend on your classroom! Or, really, just allow you to spend it…

A Middle School Teacher's Guide to the First Week of School

The pencils are sharpened, your classroom is clean and the bell rings…gulp…here they come! My feelings on the first week of school are conflicted. On one hand, it’s one of the most important weeks. Explaining and practicing the class procedures and expectations sets the tone for the rest of the school year. Success is vital. On the other hand, I’m so excited to start teaching my historical content that waiting until all the expectations are explained requires a lot of patience! Every teacher…

15 Fun & Engaging Back-to-School Activities & Ideas for 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grade

With the back-to-school season upon us, it is time to begin planning for the first-week-of-school activities you’ll complete this school year. Here are 15 engaging and fun first-day and first-week school activities for middle and high school students. 1. Student survey Having students complete a classroom survey during the first week of school is a […]

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Teaching Measurement in Middle School Science - Just Add H2O
Address NGSS MS-LS2-1 and MS-LS2-2 with these resources covering symbiosis for middle school science students.
In middle school, students learn about fields of energy like magnetic fields and static electric fields. It can be tricky to teach about something the students cannot see. This is precisely the point, students are expected to provide evidence that a field exists. NGSS MS-PS2-5. Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.
Teaching science to middle school and high school students can be fun, engaging, and not time consuming with lesson planning. Try out this three dimensional teaching idea for your science classes today. It's a different approach than the robust teaching and can help with student engagement, sparking curiosity, and student driven learning model all while meeting the science standards.