A Crazy Place Called Middle School


A Crazy Place Called Middle School

As a group of middle school teachers, let's share ideas that have been successful in the classroom!

Members: 138
Latest Activity: May 3

Discussion Forum

Are You Hungry? Your Students Are.

Started by Mr. Peterson Oct 9, 2014. 0 Replies

Discipline and Special Education

Started by Franny Glass Mar 23, 2014. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of A Crazy Place Called Middle School to add comments!

Comment by Hayami Miyasato on June 18, 2012 at 11:11am

Hi everyone!  I am a Grade 7/8 language arts teacher who will begin teaching an online class this fall.  I'm interested in increasing the use of technology in our classroom for instruction and assessment, as well as improving my online skills.  I service special education, ELL, and general education students, and would love to share notes with you!

Comment by Jim Kelly on December 9, 2011 at 12:13pm

Hello all. I am currently working as a district technology specialist in Citrus County, Florida. I work with our district's middle schools along with a few others, but I am a former media specialist and a high school English teacher. I would be happy to post innovative technology projects I come across and other ideas we are implementing, and also look forward to hearing your great ideas as well!

Comment by Beth DePauw on November 8, 2011 at 10:32am

Hello!  I have been teaching 8th ELA in Greenville, MI for almost twelve years and love what I do.  I am working to incorporate technology into my curriculum and am on a team that is piloting handheld devices for all students in our classrooms. 

I am doing literature circles with 9 different novels and looking at how to incorporate blogs as a huge piece for student collaboration.  Does anybody do this and what advice can you give me?

Comment by Evonne Parker on November 5, 2011 at 5:00am
Hello everyone. My name is Evonne and  I am currently in the first year of my program at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  I am hoping to learn ways to hit the ground running with my class.  I will be graduating  in 2014 with my B.A.  in Middle Grades education with a concentration in English & Social Studies and a B.A. in Social Work.
Comment by Leon Avrech on August 29, 2011 at 5:08pm

Hi everybody, I am a retired middle school teacher and principal in California. I recently had a book published, "THINK YOU CAN TEACH? A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS". I have a passion to help new teachers be successful. Almost 40 yrs. experience for $10.00.  It is a tremendous help for new teachers. It begins with your first day on campus to your end of year evaluation. Classroom Management, Open House, Yard Duty, Parent Conferences and more. Available at Amazon, Xlibris.com barnesandnoble.com and ebooks. I hope that you will purchase the book. You can get an autographed book from me by sending $12.00 including shipping to: Classroom. P.O. Box 36036 San Jose, CA 95158  Order the book and avoid pitfalls and hardships. Thank you.  Leon Avrech, author/educator



Comment by Kate Davis on August 29, 2011 at 9:56am
Hi everyone! I teach classroom music a a K-8 charter school in Minnesota.  I also have a middle school level band and choir.
Comment by Suzanne Culver on March 11, 2011 at 6:38am
Hello everyone.  I am looking for advice on teaching ELA to 7th graders.  I have taught 11th and 12th graders for the past twelve years and, due to staffing reductions, am going to be shifting my teaching role dramatically.  Obviously, this is an uncomfortable situation as I can't ask the laid off 7th grade teacher for much advice.  I'm looking for suggestions and wisdom from those of you who are experienced in this area.  I don't think I can bring my copies of The Stranger and the meaning of existentialism with me :)
Comment by Shannon Holden on December 5, 2010 at 6:23pm
Hi everyone! I just finished writing a 65-page FREE ebook that helps teachers with reducing classroom interruptions, gaining student respect, being a great coach, and dealing with difficult parents. You can download it at
Comment by Dana Sirotiak on December 5, 2010 at 5:08pm
Does anyone here currently have distance learning in your school or district? I am looking to bring it to my school district and need to present to the board. Does anyone know if there is funding provided for schools/districts that have virtual learning? I appreciate the help. Please email me at sirotiak02@aol.com Thank you.
Comment by Leon Avrech on August 19, 2010 at 2:22pm
My name is Leon Avrech in San Jose, CA. I am retired after almost 40 years in middle school. I recently had a book published to help middle school teachers be successful. THINK YOU CAN TEACH? A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS. Please tell others about my book. Available at amazon.com barnesandnoble.com borders.com and independent book stores from Ingram distribution. Thank you very much. Leon

Members (138)



Win at School

Commercial Policy

If you are representing a commercial entity, please see the specific guidelines on your participation.





© 2022   Created by Steve Hargadon.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service