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Language Arts Teaching and More!
Language Arts Teaching in middle school, even for the most experienced
teacher, is time
consuming, complicated, and often overwhelming. There is a never ending
supply of papers to grade, lesson plans for language arts to create,
and the desperate need to figure out classroom management that works!
What if you are a beginning teacher and have no
idea what to do?
I can help! I have been in your shoes and not that long
ago. I know what it’s like to walk through the door of a class full of
middle schoolers who are immediately searching for your weakness. I
understand the frustration of time management in the classroom,
figuring out Language Arts bulletin boards, and the intimidating task
of writing an English Language Arts Lesson Plan that will be
educational and “fun.”
Ahhhh, the middle school Language Arts Lesson Plan.
Quite possibly the most daunting task you can undertake as a new middle
Teacher Tip #1
There are LOTS of Language Arts ideas to be found if you know where to
look. You’ve come to the right place to find the best activities for
Language Arts for your middle school classroom. And even if you’re not
teaching grades 4 - 9, rest assured you’ll be able to find something
your students here too.
Teacher Tip #2
Know that teacher motivation and teacher time management are two of the
most important tools you’ll need to be successful in your classroom. If
you don’t have the passion for education and a love for children this
is the wrong profession for you. If you don’t have any interest in
schedules, structures, and rules this is the wrong profession for you.
Language arts teaching is rewarding, but requires real committment.
Teacher Tip #3
Don’t be afraid to ask for and go out seeking help when you need it.
Rely on the advice of veteran teachers, professors, and any young
teenager you know (yes I’m serious, the advice of a teenager is
At Language Arts Teaching Expert I will help you with
everything connected to the middle school Language Arts lesson plan,
teacher survival kits,
more than one comprehensive language arts unit plan, classroom
management that works, language arts games, language arts worksheets,
stress management for teacher ideas, and even some great teacher
And of course, my focus will be on the English
Language Arts Lesson Plan because, as ELA teachers, language
arts teaching is
where our heart truly lies!
Throughout the site you
will see ELA, LA, Language Arts, and English so
just know that all these terms apply to the same thing - the English
Language Arts Teacher!
Wisdom from a Language Arts Teaching
Top 5 Most Important Things
Teaching Requires Inspiration
All teaching requires inspiration and teacher motivation. Language Arts
teaching happens to require just a little more than the rest.
Why? Because not only do you have to write the
fantastic and ever-changing English Language Arts Lesson Plan,
you also must grade a never-ending stream of papers!
Find something that motivates you and make it your
mantra. For me, it was this Ghandi quote that kept me going on the
tough days. I posted it everywhere in my classroom
from the bulletin boards to my screen saver!
"You Must Be
the Change You Wish to See in the World."
for a New Middle School Teacher to Know:
- Create a Bathroom Policy - and stick to it!
- Embrace "teachable moments" with your class."
- Nonverbal cues are MUCH more effective than yelling.
- Try a Positive Reward System instead of Automatic
- Give respect to your students and
you will get it back.
Diligently apply these five classroom management rules
your teaching day, and get set to enjoy your teaching experience
of merely enduring it.
Make sure that your primary focus
is on looking for, and bringing out, the best in your middle school
students. Try to catch them "being good," instead of
misbehaving, and positively reinforce their good conduct.
want your attention, and they really would prefer
positive attention. Teaching language arts gives you plenty of
opportunities to encourage your students. Whether they are
reading great stories, talking about a wonderful poem, or doing
creative writing exercises, your students will be receptive to your
praise, and you'll be proud as their skills improve.
So aim to bring out the best in your middle school English language
Your efforts will be rewarded!