Episode 289: Summer Lesson Planning Series: Setting the Stage: Crafting Engaging "Into" Lessons
Teaching Middle School ELA
by Caitlin Mitchell
3d ago
On this episode of the Teaching Middle School ELA podcast, we're taking a closer look at our proven lesson planning framework. You'll hear how we developed this framework and its different components: Into Lesson, Through Lesson, and Beyond Lesson! Once we determined the ingredients needed in the recipe for a successful lesson plan, the entire planning process became much more simple and efficient! To begin, we'll share exactly what makes an "Into Lesson" unique and why it's so important to use this style of lesson at the beginning of your ELA units. After you listen today, you'll know exactly ..read more
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Monday Mindset: Your Purpose is NOT for you
Teaching Middle School ELA
by Caitlin Mitchell
3d ago
What if your life's true purpose is linked to the positive impact you have on others? In this Monday Mindset, I explore the connection between living your purpose and making a meaningful difference. We'll consider how roles, like teaching and inspiring others, can lead to a more fulfilling life. We'll reflect on our impact and recognize our unique gifts to align with a purpose that enriches both our lives and those around us. Celebrating others' successes and reflecting on the growth of those you've helped can be a powerful source of inspiration and fulfillment. Here's to another day of intent ..read more
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Monday Mindset: The Only Person You Can Control is You
Teaching Middle School ELA
by Caitlin Mitchell
1w ago
Ever feel weighed down by anger and frustration? In this Monday Mindset, discover practical steps to unburden yourself from negative emotions and foster positive relationships. By focusing on your own journey and not letting others' negativity affect you, you can build a more resilient and fulfilling life. I discuss the common frustration of unmet expectations and the futility of hoping others will change. Instead, I urge you to consider the power you have over your own actions and emotions. Accepting people as they are and taking responsibility for your own well-being can transform your life ..read more
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Episode 287: Lesson Planning is So 2010 (Just Like Printing Boarding Passes)
Teaching Middle School ELA
by Caitlin Mitchell
2w ago
On this episode of the Teaching Middle School ELA podcast, we dissect the anatomy of a successful lesson plan — a captivating beginning, a standards-focused middle, and an impactful conclusion. This framework not only ensures your lessons flow effectively but also significantly cuts down planning time, allowing you to leave work at work and actually take back your personal time outside the classroom. After we cover the components of a successful lesson, we spend time guiding you in the steps to take to effectively string together those lessons throughout your entire academic year. We call this ..read more
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Monday Mindset: Serve Others
Teaching Middle School ELA
by Caitlin Mitchell
2w ago
In this Monday Mindset episode, I am exploring the question: Can an act of kindness truly transform your life? I believe that there is transformative power in serving others that will bring profound joy to your life! By shifting our focus from our own challenges to helping those around us, you will instantly foster gratitude, which assists in reducing any anxious feelings because you're focused on being thankful. I also challenge you to consider the impact incorporating simple acts of service into your daily routine could have on your life and those within your circle! I hope you'll accept thi ..read more
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Episode 286: 3 Must Do's to Close Out this School Year and Prepare for Next Year
Teaching Middle School ELA
by Caitlin Mitchell
3w ago
On this episode of the Teaching Middle School ELA podcast,  your hosts Caitlin, Jessica, and Megan spend time breaking down their top 3 Must Do's to wrap up this school year and prepare for the fall! It can be very tempting to close up shop in May and leave the prep work for August, but in today's episode you'll learn our suggestions for simple things you can do now that your future self will definitely thank you for! Our top three tips include: 1. Reflect on what worked and what didn't work - this will be extremely helpful with batch planning your lessons for next year. 2. Celebrate you ..read more
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Monday Mindset: Take Time for Appreciation
Teaching Middle School ELA
by Caitlin Mitchell
3w ago
Get ready for a moment of reflection in today's Monday Mindset! I'm taking this time to discuss the importance of shifting your focus from the relentless pursuit of what's ahead, to reflecting on the victories you've already achieved! Acknowledging achievements isn't just about giving ourselves a pat on the back—it's about laying the foundation of confidence and gratitude that will support our future endeavors. By shining a spotlight on our past victories, we're actively boosting our resilience and empowering ourselves for the challenges ahead. Without gratitude for our experiences and the peo ..read more
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Episode 285: Why You Should Ditch New Lessons at the End of the Year
Teaching Middle School ELA
by Caitlin Mitchell
1M ago
On this episode of the Teaching Middle School ELA podcast, we're encouraging you to shake the pressure of finding a magical new ELA unit to finish your school year with fun and engagement. Yep, you heard us right! While engagement and rigor are just as important at the end of the school year, we are challenging the idea that you need to search for something "brand new" to make that happen inside your classroom! Perhaps hitting the "rewind" button to review activities your students already know and love could be just as interesting! We're giving you two ideas in this episode that will not only ..read more
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Monday Mindset: Change the Way You Worry
Teaching Middle School ELA
by Caitlin Mitchell
1M ago
In today's Monday Mindset, I'm presenting the idea of tipping the scales from anxiety to optimism with a simple, yet profound mental shift! Imagine if, instead of fretting over the direst outcomes, you spent that energy picturing the best possible scenarios! Let's walk through the process of balancing your perspectives to foster a more hopeful approach to life's hurdles. By envisioning the brightest outcomes, you'll lay the groundwork for a more proactive and solution-oriented mindset—preparing yourself to not only dream of success but to achieve it. Why not give visualization a try? You might ..read more
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Episode 284: Team EB's Favorite Grading Hacks
Teaching Middle School ELA
by Caitlin Mitchell
1M ago
On this episode of the Teaching Middle School ELA podcast, we're diving into a very opinionated topic: Grading. The majority of the team members that make up the behind-the-scenes of EB Academics were once educators themselves at a variety of different grade levels. So we thought it would be perfect to "poll the team" and gather their most helpful tips for managing the demands of grading work in the ELA classroom. We breakdown the tips below and more: - Use TeacherMade or Google Forms to turn those hard copies digital and foster faster grading - Allow students to select which in-class essay ..read more
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