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    What do middle school teachers enjoy more Panera or Starbucks? I am looking to get gift cards for my son's teachers and I'm not sure which way to go... Panera or Starbucks?

    Any input from you teachers out there???

    Please and Thank you. :-)
    This is my 40th year of teaching middle school. I began my career at Bucyrus Middle School in Ohio for 11 years, then moved to Bradenton, FL where I've taught at Martha B. King Middle School for the past 29 years. Let me share with you my creation for helping with class management.

    I was forever getting surprised by the bell. You know what...See More
    tjbteach This is excellent, I am just a substitute, but one of my biggest disadvantages is knowing the time per hour and keeping track of time management to stay on task with required lesson. I don't know if I will be able to down load, but what a great idea!
    Nov 15, 2017

    I am helping a teacher acquire some books (as a gift for another teacher who teaches Language Arts) for 7th and 8th graders, primarily any written by Latino or African American authors. These books would go into the teacher's classroom library. I would so welcome any titles and authors' names, please. Thank you so much,

    I have been having trouble teaching with powerpoints. I am being told it does not have enough rigor. QUESTION: How can I make my powerpoints more rigorous??? Thanks for your time!
    the higgs Hi! Could you share one of your powerpoints along with the grade level/subject/ccss? :-)
    Nov 4, 2017
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    Teaching hours are between 15 and 30 hours a week. We are currently recruiting for Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Tianji...See More
    I am a new teacher and need ideas on how everyone teaches history and science vocabulary words. What ways do you motivate them to do their homework or study these words? Do you allow any of it to be an easy daily grade or "give me" daily grade as a reward for those that complete the assignments? Let them use notes etc on tests? Brain Dumps? Etc?
    I'm about to begin my first year of teaching this September, and I was wondering what would be a good seating arrangement for my classroom. I will be teaching 6th grade, and I would like to arrange the seats in my room in such a way that students can transition easily between independent work and group work.
    My district just purchased this series. I have not had a social studies text for the last 7 years, so I'm looking for pros, cons, how you use it, what you like, what you don't like, etc. Thanks so much!
    Just curious. Does anyone do science fair anymore? If you do, how do you do it, by assigning it to be done at home (which, in my experience means mom and dad and uncle joe the engineer do it) or by doing it in class or at school? My biggest hangup with science fair projects is that, usually, the students do not do them or don't learn much from them...See More
    men52 Bill: My grandkids' school required this for 6th grade. This school has always been a huge STEM oriented district due to having a large public university with like emphasis.

    The kids had to a lot of the work at home(doing the actual experiment, collecting the materials needed for the display and doing the finishing touches on the display),...See More
    Jul 14, 2017
    bill T/Fl thanks for your response. Ive done a fair amount of judging in science fairs and I can usually tell, right off, whether the child actually did the project and the research themselves or if uncle Joe, the chemical engineer did it for them. I make a point of asking about their process and where their idea came from. Had some participants who didn't e...See More
    Jul 14, 2017
    I need some directions if anyone can help. Last 15 years I worked in high schools and thought physics. This year the administration offered me to teach in the middle section which is in the same campus of the same institution. I'm 43 and male and almost have no experience with middle schoolers. Should I give a try? Do you think that one can handle ...See More
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    Deann Marin My first response is yes, it's a great age, esp 6th grade. They're impressionable, you can talk to them and they want to learn. 7th and 8th graders tend to be lippy, but if they know you are there for them and care about them, you can get them eating out of your hands. I would suggest that you talk to middle school teachers and get their take on it...See More
    Jun 17, 2017
    bill T/Fl you've already gotten some excellent advice. I've 31+ years of experience, most of it doing middle school science and social studies. I wouldn't do anything else,but a couple of cautions...there is always that, right? That would be true no matter where you were or what you were doing. But I do digress... Some say that middle schoolers are indiffere...See More
    Jul 14, 2017

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