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Teaching middle school English Language Arts can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding careers. Each Tuesday, join Caitlin Mitchell, an ELA teacher and curriculum designer as she delivers lesson ideas, shares classroom stories, and interviews fellow educators. If you teach reading and writing to middle schoolers and want to get inspired with some fresh ideas, then this is the podcast for you.

Teaching middle school English Language Arts can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding careers. Each Tuesday, join Caitlin Mitchell, an ELA teacher and curriculum designer as she delivers lesson ideas, shares classroom stories, and interviews fellow educators. If you teach reading and writing to middle schoolers and want to get inspired with some fresh ideas, then this is the podcast for you.
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United States

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Teaching middle school English Language Arts can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding careers. Each Tuesday, join Caitlin Mitchell, an ELA teacher and curriculum designer as she delivers lesson ideas, shares classroom stories, and interviews fellow educators. If you teach reading and writing to middle schoolers and want to get inspired with some fresh ideas, then this is the podcast for you.

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English

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415-269-0404


Episodes

Games in ELA: Part 2 of 2 - 027

9/17/2019
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In today's episode we're talking about 4 different games you can use in your middle school ELA classroom. These are great to have in your back pocket as easy go to activities! This is part 2 of 2 about Games in ELA - you can listen to part two in next week's episode #026. Links mentioned in today's podcast: - Your Balanced Year Free eBook: ebacademics.com/yourbalancedyear - Balderdash Blogpost: ebacademics.com/balderdash Please be sure to leave us a review if you're loving the...

Duration:00:21:39

Games in ELA: Part 1 of 2 - 026

9/10/2019
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In today's episode we're talking about 4 different games you can use in your middle school ELA classroom. These are great to have in your back pocket as easy go to activities! This is part 1 of 2 about Games in ELA - you can listen to part two in next week's episode #027. Please be sure to leave us a review if you're loving the podcast! You can also find us on Instagram @ebacademics

Duration:00:16:21

Easy Lunch Ideas - 025

9/3/2019
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Today's episode is lighthearted but also very helpful! We're sharing 4 awesome and easy lunch ideas for the school year. There's nothing worse than having NOTHING to bring to school for lunch. Take these 4 lunches and start making them this week! :) Make sure to follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ebacademics

Duration:00:11:14

Incorporating Informational Text in Easy and Meaningful Ways - 024

8/27/2019
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In today's episode we're talking about four strategies you can begin implementing right away to help you incorporate informational text into your classroom in easy and meaningful ways. Links mentioned in this episode: The EB Teachers' Club: ebacademics.com/membership Informational Text Graphic Organizers: ebacademics.com/informationaltext Make sure to follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ebacademics

Duration:00:17:01

First Day of School Activities - 023

8/20/2019
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In today's episode we're covering two fun and engaging first day of school activities. Use one or both of these ideas in your classroom this year or save them for next year! Link for the Classroom Scavenger Hunt: ebacademics.com/scavengerhunt Make sure to follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/ebacademics

Duration:00:12:38

23 Pieces of Advice for the First Year Teacher - 022

8/13/2019
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Today's episode focuses on 23 pieces of advice we would tell our first-year teacher selves. Whether you're a first year teacher or starting your thirtieth year in the classroom, these are excellent reminders we just might need to hear :) Make sure to follow us on Instagram @ebacademics. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to leave a review if you're loving what you're listening to!

Duration:00:08:42

Make the Most of the TpT Sitewide Sale - 021

8/6/2019
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Let's make sure you make the absolute MOST of the Teachers Pay Teachers Back to School Sitewide Sale that's happening today, August 6th and tomorrow, August 7th! All of our resources (including bundles) are already marked down 20%! Then, use the code BTS19 at checkout to get an extra 5% off of your purchase from our store and many others. You can shop our store through this link: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Eb-Academics-By-Caitlin-And-Jessica See you at the sale!

Duration:00:07:17

3 Simple and Easy Classroom Organization Habits - 020

7/30/2019
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Today's episode is all about 3 simple and easy classroom organization habits that will make a big impact in your classroom! Grab your three free weeks of bell ringers here - ebacademics.com/freebellringers You can also follow us on Instagram @ebacademics. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to leave a review if you're loving what you're listening to!

Duration:00:18:10

Habits You Can Form Now to Build Classroom Community - 019

7/23/2019
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Today's episode is all about three simple habits you can begin thinking about and forming now in order to build a positive classroom community for your students. These are easy and actionable steps that are going to make a big difference in your classroom environment! You can also follow us on Instagram @ebacademics. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to leave a review if you're loving what you're listening to!

Duration:00:16:24

The Benefits of Using a Writing Framework - 018

7/16/2019
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Today's episode is all about the benefits of utilizing a clear writing framework. This strategy will help you transform writing for all of the students in your classroom - from those who really struggle to those who need more structure! Make sure to join us for our FREE Live Masterclass on the Four Foolproof Strategies to Teaching Literary Analysis Writing Like a Pro! Register and grab your free spot here -> ebacademics.com/writingmasterclass You can also follow us on Instagram...

Duration:00:14:11

Elevate Your First Chapter Fridays - 017

7/9/2019
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Today's episode is all about taking the First Chapter Friday concept to the next level! To learn more about The EB Teachers' Club and how we're working hard to help Middle School ELA Teachers ameliorate some of the stress and overwhelm in their lives, please visit ebacademics.com/membership. You can also follow us on Instagram @ebacademics. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to leave a review if you're loving what you're listening to!

Duration:00:06:36

The Instagram Classroom - 016

7/2/2019
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In this episode we talk about how the Instagram classroom can have a potentially negative effect on your teaching psyche - and what to do about it. To learn more about The EB Teachers' Club and how we're working hard to help Middle School ELA Teachers ameliorate some of the stress and overwhelm in their lives, please visit ebacademics.com/membership. You can also follow us on Instagram @ebacademics. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to leave a review if you're loving what you're listening...

Duration:00:23:29

Why We Left the Classroom - 015

6/25/2019
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In this episode, I'm talking honestly and openly with you about why we both decided to leave the classroom this year and what we're doing. Plus, we have a pretty darn exciting announcement to share with you! To become an EB Teachers' Club Member, simply visit this link -> ebacademics.com/membership You can also follow us on Instagram @ebacademics. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to leave a review if you're loving what you're listening to!

Duration:00:17:30

Actionable Lesson Planning Strategies - 014

6/18/2019
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Today's episode is all about 3 specific strategies you can use to streamline your lesson planning process. Join our free lesson planning workshop by visiting ebacademics.com/workshop. Can't wait to see you there! To join our FREE workshop, visit ebacademics.com/workshop to sign up! You can also follow us on Instagram @ebacademics. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to leave a review if you're loving what you're listening to!

Duration:00:10:38

How to Create Bell Ringers that Work - 013

6/11/2019
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Today’s episode is all about bell ringers. I’ll be talking quite honestly about my experience using them in the past, and what I did this year that really made them a game changer in my classroom. To find more information about this episode, head over to ebacademics.com/13. To grab your Three FREE Weeks of ELA Bell Ringers, simply visit ebacademics.com/freebellringers You can also follow us on Instagram @ebacademics. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to leave a review if you're loving...

Duration:00:11:29

How I Completely Changed My Summer Reading Assignment - 012

6/4/2019
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About three years ago, I made the switch to an evidence-based writing packet for a short story for my summer reading assignment. (I also gave students the option to challenge themselves and read at least one other book of their choosing! I provide them with a list as well if they don’t know where to start. This also helps parents out over the summer, too, if they really do want their child reading - which hopefully they do!) So I want to walk you through WHY I chose to move to this model...

Duration:00:18:53

A Counterintuitive Tip to Uplevel Your Narrative Writing - 011

5/28/2019
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In today’s episode we’re going to be covering narrative writing, but more specifically how to easily incorporate one strategy that’s going to help your students compose a strong narrative. And if you’re already finished with school, which I am so jealous about (!), today’s episode is still relevant because you can take this simple and effective strategy and implement it at the beginning of the school year as well. To find more information about this episode, head over to...

Duration:00:10:26

Surviving the End of the Year - 010

5/21/2019
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In today’s episode we’re going to be talking about some easy things you can begin implementing in your classroom to help you survive the end of the year. Because, let’s be honest, that can really be what it feels like sometimes at this point - SURVIVAL. So, let’s get through the end of the year together using these 3 simple ideas you can use today if you’d like! To find more information about this episode, head over to ebacademics.com/10. You can also follow us on Instagram...

Duration:00:14:02

Classroom Environment with Holly Hodges from Research and Play - 009

5/14/2019
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In this episode, we get deep into talking about the all important classroom environment with Holly Hodges from the blog Research and Play. Although Holly is a Kindergarten teacher, her knowledge of the Reggio-Emilia and Responsive Classroom approaches provides us as middle school ELA teachers with some great takeaways. This episode will give you a lot to think about when preparing for the next school year. I promise there will be areas of your teaching practice that you'll want to revisit...

Duration:00:27:36

9 Best Short Stories to Teach - 008

5/7/2019
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I’m going to walk you through my school year month by month and share the short stories I like to use within that month. To preface this, I will say that I don’t get to all of these short stories every year, but I have them in my back pocket to break out at any moment where I can fit them in! Thanks for listening to the Teaching Middle School ELA podcast! We appreciate you! Visit us here at: https://ebacademics.com/ If you'd like to reach out and say hi, you can find us at @ebacademics on...

Duration:00:10:13