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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the middle school classroom can be inspirational, educational, and all about how in this blog post.

This is brilliant- A facebook page that your pupils can add to. Perfect for character creation. My pupils will be using this on Monday to create Heroes/ heroines for our myths and legends topic!


If poetry is taught the right way, students should be cheering at the thought of a Poetry Workshop day. This blog post outlines the "why" of Poetry Workshop along with tips and tricks that I have picked up to make any poetry unit a raging success in your middle school classroom.


Back to School Activity for middle school

What do your students wish you knew about them? Give them an easy way to tell you with this back to school student-generated "cheat sheet" for 7th graders.


Body/Brain in the Group What do I need teachers to do to help keep my body and Brain in the Group? What do i need my classmates to do ? What do I need to do ?