Top 3 pins for Middle School Mania

This month's pins are brought 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...

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.


I also have a Pinterest board where I collect pins like these that you might want to check out:

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1 comment

  1. Thank you for your pins- I repined each of them! I have a students who I could really use help with this! Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with us each month! :)


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