Middle School Math

Prepping and Interviewing for Your First Teaching Job

A MiddleWeb Blog It’s that time of year when many soon-to-be educators are looking to secure their first teaching job ...

Things to Do When Gifted Students Struggle in Middle School

Sharon Ratliff is the Gifted and Talented Facilitator at Tays Junior High in Katy, Texas. By Sharon D. Ratliff Elementary ...

Use Music and Exercise Videos to Teach Math Facts Fluency

By Kathleen Palmieri Each year as the math curriculum unfolds, it becomes evident that the number one area where many ...

8 Ways Educators Can Help Adolescents Take Academic Risks

Students in the middle grades think in polarities and will go to great lengths to avoid embarrassment, writes author and ...

Gender Equation in Schools

Gender Equation in School: Gender equality has been a longstanding concern in society, and schools play a pivotal role in ...

What Happened When I Began the School Year with Blank Walls

By Katie Durkin Decorating my classroom has always been my forte. I loved going each summer to teacher supply stores, ...

Math Vocabulary in the Classroom – Middle School Math and Science

Exploration of Math Vocabulary Before providing the definition of a math concept, see if your students can create their own ...

Untangling Balanced Literacy and the Science of Reading

A MiddleWeb Blog There’s a cultural war in Congress. There’s an actual war in Ukraine. Do we need a war ...

Credible School Leaders Engage, Inspire and Transform

Leader Credibility: The Essential Traits of Those Who Engage, Inspire, and Transform By Douglas Fisher,  Nancy Frey, Cathy Lassiter and Dominique Smith(Corwin/Sage Publishers, 2022 – Learn ...

When Teachers Get Off the Center Stage, Students Learn More

By Aileen Hower & Lynne R. Dorfman Aileen Hower If our immodest proposal to teach less and facilitate more strikes ...

Sneaky Strategies We Can Use to Immerse Kids in Reading

By Kelly Owens Is reading a treat or a chore? The answer depends on the reader experience. In her final ...

Ways School Leaders Can Support Teachers amid New Tech

By Matt Renwick As society experiences increasing complexity, educators and education struggle to keep up. A recent example: ChatGPT, created ...

Unjournaling: Daily Writing Exercises That Are NOT Personal

Unjournaling: Daily Writing Exercises That Are NOT Personal, NOT Introspective, NOT Boring! 2nd ed.By Dawn DiPrince and Cheryl Miller Thurston(Routledge/Prufrock, ...

Two Strategies Help Build Strong Co-teaching Relationships

A MiddleWeb Blog In August 2022 I started teaching at the International School of Phnom Penh, a top-tier international school ...

Prepping Our Classes for Student (and Substitute) Success

A MiddleWeb Blog Like many teachers over the past few years, I was out for an extended absence recently. My ...

Teaching Number Sense in Math – Middle School Math and Science

As a teacher, it is important that you find time to develop number sense in math as well as math ...

2 Fun Activities that Address Middle School Stats Standards

A MiddleWeb Blog I teach AP Statistics and I love it! But before I started teaching AP Statistics, back when ...

Learning Transformed: Designing Tomorrow’s Schools Today

Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools Today By Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray(ASCD, 2017 – Learn more) ...

How We Can Support Student Thinking in Collaborative Groups

Multi-book author and teaching coach Gravity Goldberg shares ways to be sure we support student thinking and divergent ideas during ...

Have Some Math Facts Fluency Fun to Round Out the Year

By Mona Iehl How many days are left in the school year? The countdown has begun! However, we know it ...

Teaching Social and Emotional Skills Through Poetry

By Kasey Short Poetry has the power to convey complex emotions and experiences through concise and powerful language, making it ...

Understand Heritage of Asians & Pacific Islanders in the US

In 1978 a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week to highlight AAPI contributions to US culture and the ...

Better Book Clubs: Elevating Comprehension and Elevating

Better Book Clubs: Deepening Comprehension and Elevating ConversationBy Sara Kugler(Stenhouse Publishers 2022 – Learn more) Reviewed by Sarah Valter “Participating in book ...

Don’t Waste Those Precious Weeks at the End of School

A MiddleWeb Blog At a recent gathering with friends, I overheard some parents discussing a vacation they would soon be ...

Professional Collaboration Renewed My Hope for Our Schools

DeAnna Miller has been a middle school English teacher, instructional coach and assistant principal during her 15-year career. She helps ...