Saturday, February 28, 2015

Treasure Chest 11 by Karynne L.M. Kleine

Treasure Chest II is chock-full of special activities that any teacher can use to:
  • help a group become better acquainted.
  • bring a little physical movement in to the daily routine.
  • open up discussions on real student issues.
  • provide some variety – the spice of life.
  • teach listening and other communication skills.
  • stimulate deep thinking, and help accomplish many other middle school goals – particularly ones in the personal-social area that are often neglected in the ongoing academic instructional program.

A sequel to the best-selling Treasure Chest, this resource will be a welcome addition that is ready for immediate use.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Teenagers in the TImes

Some  current and past event articles about teenagers from the column in the NY Times -

Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Brain Prefers Questions . . .

Try turning your conversations into answers and having the kids ask the questions . . .  really improves thinking skills . . . give it a try!