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Tested and approved by both high school and middle school students!This is a great first week of school activity to help you get to know your students quickly while encouraging ice breaker discussions among students. Begin the year with an activity that supports building a classroom community!Complete one for yourself, too!Please visit us at:elementaryskillsandstrategies.comFacebook - Elementary Skills and Strategies

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Tested and approved by both high school and middle school students!This is a great first week of school activity to help you get to know your students quickly while encouraging ice breaker discussions among students. Begin the year with an activity that supports building a classroom community!Complete one for yourself, too!Please visit us at:elementaryskillsandstrategies.comFacebook - Elementary Skills and Strategies

This model and template will help college, high school, and middle school teachers put together a syllabus that sets you and your students up for a great year. Continue Reading →

How to Write a Syllabus

This model and template will help college, high school, and middle school teachers put together a syllabus that sets you and your students up for a great year. Continue Reading →

72 unique Growth Mindset Notes encourage middle school and high school students to believe they can learn anything and help them develop the attitudes, habits, and work ethics that will help them persevere through challenges and succeed in all subjects and classes! Ready to print, cut, and go – implement growth mindset today with these notes!

GROWTH MINDSET: Notes of Encouragement

72 unique Growth Mindset Notes encourage middle school and high school students to believe they can learn anything and help them develop the attitudes, habits, and work ethics that will help them persevere through challenges and succeed in all subjects and classes! Ready to print, cut, and go – implement growth mindset today with these notes!

High school teacher Amy Brown offers 14 ideas for using task cards in high school biology. Bell ringers, games, test prep, extra credit, and more!

14 Ways to Use Task Cards in High School Biology

High school teacher Amy Brown offers 14 ideas for using task cards in high school biology. Bell ringers, games, test prep, extra credit, and more!

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Looking for even more short stories to read with your middle school and high school students? There are so many options out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and lead into interesting discussions and activities. Read on for 15 recommendations from secondary English Language Arts teachers.

Stop negative behavior in your classroom before it starts by reinforcing your expectations and recognizing positive student behaviors. With two simple tools, I successfully managed student behavior at the secondary level. A ticket system and "shout outs" are little to no cost, require little work for you as the teacher, and will encourage on task, positive behavior from your middle school and high school students.

Using Positive Reinforcement as a Classroom Management Tool at the Secondary Level

Stop negative behavior in your classroom before it starts by reinforcing your expectations and recognizing positive student behaviors. With two simple tools, I successfully managed student behavior at the secondary level. A ticket system and "shout outs" are little to no cost, require little work for you as the teacher, and will encourage on task, positive behavior from your middle school and high school students.

11 Teacher Tested Ways to Make Your Classroom Parents Adore You                                                                                                                                                                                 More

11 Teacher-Tested Ways to Make Your Classroom Parents Adore You

Classroom Rules Memes.  If I ever taught high school or maybe even middle school, I would totally use these!

Classroom Rules Memes. If I ever taught high school or maybe even middle school, I would totally use these!

5 Binders Every High School Teacher Should Have...I need to organize a little differently next semester

5 binders every high school teacher should have

5 Binders Every High School Teacher Should Have...I need to organize a little differently next semester

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements

Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Read on for 13 of my favorites, which literary terms and skills they lend themselves to teaching, plus suggested text pairings and activities.

Stop negative behavior in your classroom before it starts by reinforcing your expectations and recognizing positive student behaviors. With two simple tools, I successfully managed student behavior at the secondary level. A ticket system and "shout outs" are little to no cost, require little work for you as the teacher, and will encourage on task, positive behavior from your middle school and high school students.

Using Positive Reinforcement as a Classroom Management Tool at the Secondary Level

Stop negative behavior in your classroom before it starts by reinforcing your expectations and recognizing positive student behaviors. With two simple tools, I successfully managed student behavior at the secondary level. A ticket system and "shout outs" are little to no cost, require little work for you as the teacher, and will encourage on task, positive behavior from your middle school and high school students.

So many teachers love using interactive notebooks to organize their classrooms and curriculum.  But I've found a strategy I love even better that will reduce stress, chaos, and wasted time.  Plus it is more appropriate for secondary students! An important read before back to school!

Why I Don't Use Interactive Notebooks in my Secondary Classroom

So many teachers love using interactive notebooks to organize their classrooms and curriculum. But I've found a strategy I love even better that will reduce stress, chaos, and wasted time. Plus it is more appropriate for secondary students! An important read before back to school!

Motivation, self-confidence, flexibility, teamwork, negotiation skills, respect…. Want to see more of these characteristics in your students? Find out how here. These soft skills are great for high school teachers and students.

9 Awesome Classroom Activities That Teach Job Readiness Skills

Motivation, self-confidence, flexibility, teamwork, negotiation skills, respect…. Want to see more of these characteristics in your students? Find out how here. These soft skills are great for high school teachers and students.

Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer / warm ups routine! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity!

English bell ringers : volume 3

Bell ringers are an excellent way to engage your students as soon as they walk into your classroom. Begin each of your middle or high school English classes with these daily bell-ringer / warm ups routine! This comprehensive FULL YEAR resource includes everything you need to start each class off with an engaging activity!