Teaching note-taking skills is a very important skill to actively teach to our students. Learn how to teach this important skill. #notetaking #lessonplans #teachers

Teaching Note-taking Skills

Teaching note-taking skills is a very important skill to actively teach to our students. I have to imagine that I am not the only teacher to have found herself in the position of meeting students who do not know…

How to Get Started with Reader’s Workshop

Reader’s workshop is a shift in our traditional teacher mindset where everyone is reading the same thing at the same time. I do a hybrid model of reader’s workshop that mixes whole class novels with a lot of independent…

Help your middle school students find a mystery novel series they will love from 2 Peas and a Dog. #mysterynovel #middleschool #reading

10 Mystery Novels for Middle School Students

It is important that students read a variety of genres. This article will share 10 different mystery novels for middle school students are engaging and will keep them reading.  Mystery novels are very popular among middle school students. One…

We all have “those days”. The days where nothing you do is right and it seems like the walls are crashing down around you. Teaching is an exhausting profession. Read about tips for building up resilience and recovery on challenging days from 2 Peas and Dog. #teacherselfcare #teachers #teacherlife #teaching #newteachers

Building Resilience: Recovery Tips for Challenging Days

Building resilience is a key thing to learn as a teacher. Not every day is going to be Instagram perfect contrary to what you see online. We must find ways to build resilience and recover from challenging days. We…

Routine is something most teachers value in their classrooms. Check out three routines that can be added to your English Language Arts classroom from 2 Peas and a Dog. #classroommanagement #classroomroutines #englishlanguagearts

Renovating Your Daily English Class Routines

English class routines are important. Routine is something most teachers value in their classrooms. Some routines are formal and some are informal, but either way, most of us have classroom routines and appreciate their practicality and efficacy. Occasionally our routines…

It is important to keep in contact with parents through out the school year. Check out the amazing examples of parent-teacher communication ideas from 2 Peas and a Dog. #classroommanagement #parentcontact #newteachers

Parent-Teacher Communication: Keeping the Lines Open

Parent-teacher communication should not be overlooked. It is important to keep in contact with parents through out the school year. Check out the amazing examples below of parent-teacher communication ideas. I start the year with a “sunshine” phone call…