Controversial issues will arise during your class discussions. Be prepared for these topics by using these four rules. #teaching #lessonplans #currentevents

Addressing Controversial Issues in the Classroom

Part of our job as teachers – particularly teachers of literature and history—is to address issues that have philosophical, political, and moral components; these, by their very nature, can cause controversy in the classroom. Teaching The Taming of the Shrew by William…

10 Thought-Provoking Middle School Book Club Books - find great ideas for engaging and relevant middle school books for your English Language Arts classroom by 2 Peas and a Dog. #englishlanguagearts #middleschool #yalit #middleschoolbooks

10 Thought-Provoking Middle School Book Club Books

I love using book clubs in my middle school classroom. It can be a challenge to find engaging yet rigorous middle school book club books. Two teacher-bloggers have teamed up to share our best middle school book club picks…

Planning your first month of school lessons can be overwhelming. Read this blog post to see what I teach during the month of September for middle school ELA. September lesson plans for middle school ELA by 2 Peas and a Dog. #middleschoolela #backtoschool #englishlanguagearts

September Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA

September Lesson Plans for Middle School ELA can be difficult to find. This month means cooler breezes, fall colours, and back to school.  And while there is definitely a little sadness as summer vacation comes to an end, there…

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New Teacher Resources

Resources for new teachers can be challenging to find. So, new teachers grab a coffee and check out the advice below. The one thing all teachers have in common is that we were all new at one time in…

Everything You Wanted To Know About Classroom Libraries

Classroom libraries can either bring life or clutter to a classroom. They are an important part of any thriving classroom. Check out the resources below to help you build your dream classroom library. It won’t be easy, but it…

Middle and High School Classroom Organization and Setup Ideas

Are you making the most of your classroom space? A great classroom setup can inspire students and teachers alike. I’ve rounded up some of my most popular blog posts with great tips and inspiration for setting up your best…