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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 Classroom Management System for Middle School - Maniacs in the Middle

Having a classroom management system in middle school is so hard!! A lot of it is too “elementary” for them and they just won’t buy into it! If you want a management system to work for any grade level, there has to be buy in from the students. When I was in college I had a professor who was like Mr. Feeney to me & he told us, “a child will do anything for a Jolly Rancher.” I used this to my advantage & made it into my classroom management system! Jolly Rancher Wars is a weekly challenge…

3 Easy Middle School Incentives — Teaching Intentionally

Motivating those fun middle schoolers can be tricky, right? Here are three incentives classroom tested incentives that you can implement right away to help manage your middle school classroom and make it fun! Seriously.

10+Amazon Essentials for Middle School

"Your classroom environment speaks to your students before you utter a single word. What is your classroom saying?" These thoughts from Megan

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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.