Math In The Middle

a middle school math teacher blog

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Show No Weakness!

SHOW NO WEAKNESS!  Last week, my teacher neighbor was out.  He ended up with two different subs – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  I’ll set the stage by letting you know, I work in an inner… Continue Reading →

Helping Students Make the Grade… Is this Common Core?

Is this common core?  This is going to be a very short post…  I found the panic this student was feeling quite funny and the solution hilarious! Last week, the social studies teacher had the students create a T-shirt for… Continue Reading →

20 Easy Strategies for Improving Student Engagement

It’s Spring Break but I’m still doing a little (school) work.  I went to a workshop this week on strategies for improving student engagement.  I have to say I was excited about the workshop until I had to get up… Continue Reading →

Teacher’s Most Feared Words…

It ALWAYS starts on Madhouse Monday!!! A Teacher’s Most Feared Words… Monday we had faculty meeting…  same O’ same O’.  We talked about the end of quarter tests.  We discussed the security procedures for those tests.  A few other announcements… Continue Reading →

Great Day Note to Parents

Parents love to hear that their child is doing well in school. This is a cute little note to quickly let parents (and students) know that they are doing well in school.

Behavior Check Sheet

My first year of teaching was exciting and scary!  One of my main concerns was classroom management.  I was lucky to have a wonderful team of teachers working with me and they shared many of their systems for classroom management…. Continue Reading →

Parent Teacher Conference Form 1

It might be time for some you to be getting ready for Parent Teacher Conferences. Conferences can be a great opportunity to connect with parents and it’s a great opportunity to share important information about your students with their parents…. Continue Reading →

Classroom Management Thoughts for a First Year Teacher

I remember teaching my first class like it was yesterday even though it has been 16+ years ago.  I completed all of my course work, visited classrooms of veteran teachers, and I loved children…  What more could I need?  Well,… Continue Reading →

Managing Classroom Behaviors with Check Sheets

My first year of teaching was exciting and scary!  One of my main concerns was classroom management.  I was lucky to have a wonderful team of teachers working with me and they shared many of their systems for classroom management…. Continue Reading →

Special Education IEP at a Glance

It’s almost that time again! I’m getting ready for school to start and I’m already thinking about my students who will need extra attention. Last year, I started using a special education IEP at a Glance form for my special… Continue Reading →

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