Tag Archives: Middle School

Middle school drones deployed

When opportunity knocks, it’s important to jump on it and I saw a similar opportunity this year that I didn’t want my students to miss. The local television station was promoting its newly trained drone operators. People were being paid … Continue reading

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I have a good idea Daddy…

My daughter is the typical Pre-K student. She talks nonstop about everything her teacher does in school. Every small thing is major in her eyes. She sings every song to Moana at the top of her lungs. She is sweet, innocent and … Continue reading

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Middle School teacher epidemic

  As rain drizzles down upon the heads of youthful spirits entering Ocean City Elementary School, parents and students are hand-in-hand entering the building. Students embrace teachers waiting for them inside the corridor and friendly exchange of words between parents … Continue reading

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Courageous Conversation: Thanks to Orbiting Jupiter

Christmas break has only been a few days, and I already re-read Orbiting Jupiter, a young adult literature book by Gary D. Schmidt. This past semester I taught Orbiting Jupiter as a part of my enrichment class because it offered an … Continue reading

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Mystery Flip Grid

Mystery Skype has been a fad for quite some time for those taking risks within innovative classrooms. However, I found it difficult to coordinate time zones between collaborating classrooms and make it work. Working with schools from different continents was very … Continue reading

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Global Read Aloud: Allowing innovation into the reading classroom

Engagement has never looked the same year to year. The same old tricks may not always work and that is the case for this year with a challenging group of sixth grade students. However, I am determined to be innovative … Continue reading

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Digital Tools for Reading Instruction in Middle School

Students are plugged into technology from the moment they wake up until that last Facebook status of the evening wishing the world goodnight. They read online posts that appear in their Facebook feeds, they are linked to posts that interest them … Continue reading

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