What are Daily Bellringers? Daily Bellringers or Do Nows are quick 2-5 minute assignments that students begin as soon as the bell rings every day. Why use Bellringers? Some schools require daily bellringers for all classes, but, even if your school doesn’t require one, they’re still a great idea. Here are some reasons I loveContinue reading “Daily Bellringers for Middle School Science”
Task cards are versatile opportunities to practice skills in short increments of time. Here are my favorite 10 ways to use task cards in my middle school science classroom.
The name of the game in middle school is building relationships. Students learn more from teachers that they feel a connection with. It’s important to teach standards based content. But it’s more important to teach students. Which is why I include relationship building into my lesson plans. Every Friday, the normal Bellringer for my middleContinue reading “Building relationships”