All posts tagged middle school

10 Ways to Be All In Like Jon Snow this School Year

(Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead. But like from Season 6, so no excuses; play like a champion.) There is shot in the penultimate episode of the sixth season of […]

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Dear Mark, A Letter to Myself

By Mark Joseph, 6th Grade Math Teacher at KIPP Rise Academy. He wrote this letter to himself after completing his tenth year of teaching at the end of the 2016-17 […]

Should we still teach kids to take notes by hand?

In a world where laptops, Chrome books and tablets are becoming more ubiquitous in classrooms and 1:1 programs are springing up at schools across the country, have you ever wondered […]

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Three ways you can hack snow days for learning

If you live on the east coast of the states, chances are you had a snow day already (or two) this year. We had snow in New Jersey. For. Days. […]

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Twelve Brain Rules for educators, part one

Of all the books I read in 2015, John Medina’s Brain Rules impacted the way I think about learning the most. Today we’re going to look at how our brains […]

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Four things to look for in your next school

Do you know where you’re sending your child to school next year? It’s decision time for parents in Newark, and soon it will be in Camden, too. We put together […]

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How You Can Set Your Students Up for Success This Summer

You’ve almost made it to the end of your school year. You’ve worked really hard with your students to master many new skills, taught them to think critically and celebrated […]

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Assess Students Better with Criteria for Success

If you’re a teacher, you probably already write assessments each class and put an objective on the board.  Are you ready to take assessment to the next level? Criteria for […]

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Teaching Technology – An Interview with Kristen Sigler

Kristen Sigler teaches technology at TEAM Academy, but her impact goes well beyond that. She won this year’s TEAMspy for Fun and the TEAM Academy MVP for a reason — the […]

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Why Rise Academy’s New Field is a Huge Win

After years of playing in an old parking lot, students at Rise Academy will finally have a field to call their own. With the help of the NFL Foundation, the […]