pins to you by what I call "Middle School Mania". That's the time when the honeymoon is over and students start to tune you out. So this is when I have to reach into my bag of tricks and pull out a rabbit or three... are brought
First up is this powerful article/podcast from Angela Watson. I can tell you that I listened to this on my way to work on a recent Monday morning feeling concerned about the very problem she addressed. After I listened, I truly felt inspired and ready to go! It really is a "must read/listen" for anyone facing the problem of students refusing to work.
Next up is a concept I bet you didn't think would work in middle school: Whole Brain Teaching!
I have 2 "regular" 6th grade ELA classes, 1 ESOL (ELL) 6th grade class and 3 "advanced" 6th grade ELA classes. I just started using the strategies, but so far, ALL of my classes are digging it! The bonus: they are truly engaged, having fun and REMEMBERING key ideas!
Last but not least, here a few gems for engagement that are pretty easy to implement - like "voting cards" that ensure all kids are participating.
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