5 Reasons to Use Success Criteria in Your Classroom

I will be the first to admit when success criteria became popular, I did not understand why we needed this as we had rubrics. I kept saying “this is just fad it to shall pass.” How naive I was!…

You Live With A Teacher When

Teacher humor is needed to get through the hectic school season. Check out the 10 ways below to see if you live with a teacher! During the school year, they have two moods: complete exhaustion or super stressed. During…

New teachers often make these 5 mistakes that set themselves up for a year of challenging classroom management problems and other avoidable issues from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog. #newteachers #teachers #middleschool #highschool #education #teachers

5 Mistakes New Teachers Make

It is hard to be a new teacher. Here is a list of 5 new teacher mistakes. Over the past year, I have mentored several new teachers. They are a great wealth of knowledge and really good questions. I…

Student Led Conferences are a good way to have students take on more ownership of their learning, and share this learning with their parents, guardians and teachers. Learn more on the 2 Peas and a Dog blog.

How to Organize Student Led Conferences

Where I teach we do not use the traditional Parent-Teacher Interview format. Instead, we use the Student Led Conference format. In this format students prepare assessment materials that they are proud of and need to improve on. They share…

How to Set Up a Middle School Classroom

This is my eighth year of setting up a classroom. I was very excited to set up my classroom this summer because I was moving into a new room. I had been in my old room for three years…

Keep Track Of Classroom Resources

I cannot believe how fast back to school came and went.  I just finished week three and very excited for the year ahead! I am happy to be writing another Bright Ideas Blog Post about a useful tip from…