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Grading Policies for Middle & High School: Making It Meaningful & Increasing Student Accountability

The red pen is mighty, but are you maximizing its impact? Middle school and high school English Language Arts teachers discussed what work is graded and what work isn't, and how to hold students accountable for implementing feedback. Teachers also shared their experiences with standards based grading, thoughts on students grading themselves, and tips for making grading easier. Read through the chat for ideas to implement in your own classroom.

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Building a Positive School Culture

"Positive School Culture: How One School Transformed" plus "6 Ways to Improve Your School Culture Now" *Share this one with your colleagues.*

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"Engagement wheel" is a great tool for ideas and easily measuring student engagement - Reflections of a High School Math Teacher: How can you Measure Student Engagement?

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Using Stations to Engage Secondary Students: 3 Ways to Incorporate Movement Into Learning

Learning centers, also known as stations at the secondary level, are ideal activities to use to bring movement into your middle school or high school classroom. Find out how to implement stations on your first day of school, as you review key ideas or terms, and as a way to preview texts.

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Reward Coupons for Middle and High School Students

Rewards and Incentives for Middle School and High School Students- The perfect classroom management system to promote positive behavior in class so the focus can remain on learning. Right Down the Middle with Andrea

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Be ready for this year's Back to School Night with these FREE materials and advice. Built for the middle school and high school English teacher.

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High school counselor bulletin board advice to my high school self ask staff for their advice to themselves and an old high school picture (or a recent one) kids love this!

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Four-Tier Behavior Management Plan (Grades 6, 7, 8, 9)

This Behavior Management Plan, specifically tailored to Middle School and High School, includes dozens of behavior interventions, classified into four tiers to help you scaffold interventions as behaviors escalate or de-escalate. Decrease off-task behaviors and increase learning with these best practices! Works beautifully as a school-wide plan to facilitate consistency and common language amongst all staff and faculty! Now available with a site-wide license!

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