Managing the Marking Load

  The marking load can become impossible for the middle school teacher if it is not managed properly. Here are my best tips for helping teachers manage their marking bin.  1. Set manageable marking goals for yourself on how much to…

Useful tips and lesson ideas for middle school teachers for ending the school year without chaos and confusion from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

End of the Year Activities and Lesson Ideas

For many of you school is starting to wind down for the school year. I still have two more months to go. However, my Grade 8’s have been slowly starting to feel more and more like Grade 9’s as the…

Life in the Cloud: A Virtual Floppy Disk

When I was in elementary school our computers used 5″ floppy disks, then by high school we had switched to 3.5″ floppy disks, by university we had the USB data stick. Now, in my 6th year of teaching we are living life…

BYOD (Bring your own device) is a becoming a popular trend in education to help schools save money and students become familiar with the technology they already have. Discover technology ideas and classroom management policies around BYOD in this blog post from 2 Peas and a Dog.

Smartphones in the Classroom

Cellphones may or may not be permitted in your classroom.  My students are encouraged to Bring Their Own Devices (BYOD) to school daily.  Different Models of Cellphones in the Classroom: Some teachers prefer them to be face down on…

2 great Science Fair planning resources to help with this giant task.

Science Freebies

This weeks’ freebie theme is Science! I grew up watching Bill Nye the Science guy, and my current students enjoy watching episodes if they get shown. This week I have found two great freebies to help you and your…