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Reading Strategies in the Science Classroom

Reading Strategies in the Science Classroom

This guest post is by a 7th grade Science teacher who has taught for 9 years. When asking students to engage with text in the science classroom, I try to remember 3 As: audience, anticipation, and annotations. Audience Before even selecting my text, I spend time planning out and asking myself, “Is this the right […]

Classroom & Teacher Must Haves From Amazon

Classroom & Teacher Must Haves From Amazon

These classroom and teacher must haves from Amazon have made my teaching life easier over the years! Amazon is a treasure chest for tools I use in my classroom. Over the years, I’ve been able to develop a toolkit of items I can’t live without in my classroom. Listed below are some of my favorite […]

How to Take Control of an Unruly Class: Part II

How to Take Control of an Unruly Class: Part II

My last post discussed issues I have had this year with a problem class. After a few weeks of frustration, I made some changes that helped me turn things around. It wasn’t easy and I’m sure it’s not over, but the changes I’ve seen have been noteworthy. Change their schedule. This one was not easy […]

How to Take Control of an Unruly Class: Part I

How to Take Control of an Unruly Class: Part I

When I first started teaching, I had many classes that were difficult. I honestly didn’t realize how well-behaved the students from my first year were until much later on. So many of the problems I had with them were because of my inexperience. Obviously the more experience I gained, the easier classroom management became. It’s […]