A Crazy Place Called Middle School

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A Crazy Place Called Middle School

As a group of middle school teachers, let's share ideas that have been successful in the classroom!

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Comment by Matthew David Schepers on December 12, 2012 at 4:01pm

Good day, everyone!  I teach band for grades 6 - 12 in a suburban school in Oklahoma, though I am primarily a middle school teacher.  Our school has a 1:1 program using MacBooks, and I am always looking for ways to utilize that technology in my rehearsals.

Comment by Hayami Miyasato on June 18, 2012 at 11:11am

Hi everyone!  I am a Grade 7/8 language arts teacher who will begin teaching an online class this fall.  I'm interested in increasing the use of technology in our classroom for instruction and assessment, as well as improving my online skills.  I service special education, ELL, and general education students, and would love to share notes with you!

Comment by Wendy Parliament on December 28, 2011 at 9:50am

Hello. I am a grade 7/8 teacher in a small rural school in Ontario. I work with a 1:1 program with netbooks. Our web page is http://fcweb.limestone.on.ca/~parliamentw  . We use our webpage as our daily jump off point. It has been a great way to provide links to the kids for all subject areas. It is also handy to post assignments that students can download. By using Dragon Naturally Speaking and Kurzweil I have been thrilled by the walls that get knocked down for my students. I'm interested in hearing about other middle school technology ideas.

Comment by Jim Kelly on December 9, 2011 at 12:13pm

Hello all. I am currently working as a district technology specialist in Citrus County, Florida. I work with our district's middle schools along with a few others, but I am a former media specialist and a high school English teacher. I would be happy to post innovative technology projects I come across and other ideas we are implementing, and also look forward to hearing your great ideas as well!

Comment by Beth DePauw on November 8, 2011 at 10:32am

Hello!  I have been teaching 8th ELA in Greenville, MI for almost twelve years and love what I do.  I am working to incorporate technology into my curriculum and am on a team that is piloting handheld devices for all students in our classrooms. 

I am doing literature circles with 9 different novels and looking at how to incorporate blogs as a huge piece for student collaboration.  Does anybody do this and what advice can you give me?

Comment by Evonne Parker on November 5, 2011 at 5:00am
Hello everyone. My name is Evonne and  I am currently in the first year of my program at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  I am hoping to learn ways to hit the ground running with my class.  I will be graduating  in 2014 with my B.A.  in Middle Grades education with a concentration in English & Social Studies and a B.A. in Social Work.
Comment by Leon Avrech on August 29, 2011 at 5:08pm

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Comment by Kate Davis on August 29, 2011 at 9:56am
Hi everyone! I teach classroom music a a K-8 charter school in Minnesota.  I also have a middle school level band and choir.
Comment by Suzanne Culver on March 11, 2011 at 6:38am
Hello everyone.  I am looking for advice on teaching ELA to 7th graders.  I have taught 11th and 12th graders for the past twelve years and, due to staffing reductions, am going to be shifting my teaching role dramatically.  Obviously, this is an uncomfortable situation as I can't ask the laid off 7th grade teacher for much advice.  I'm looking for suggestions and wisdom from those of you who are experienced in this area.  I don't think I can bring my copies of The Stranger and the meaning of existentialism with me :)
Comment by Shannon Holden on December 5, 2010 at 6:23pm
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