Middle school pedagogy and professional development resources

Keeping your class engaged with fun and unique teaching resources is vital in helping them reach their potential. On Tes Resources we have a range of tried and tested materials created by teachers for teachers, from pre-K through to high school.

Breathe new life into your lesson plans with our elementary, middle school and high school classroom resources. Whether you’re looking for fun math worksheets or brand new guided reading activities, we have thousands of free and premium resources for you to download. From kindergarten to elementary you’ll find K-5 resources, including phonics worksheets and numeracy games. From middle school through to high school we have everything from Spanish lessons to algebra activities, as well as Common Core-aligned lessons and revision guides for tests.

Popular subjects

More
  1. Resources Home
  2. Middle School
  3. Pedagogy and professional development
Sale
The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit

Designed to reduce planning time & focus on key learning phases within a lesson. (Will still require thinking!) Remember - Sept. 2014 - Ofsted no longer require a lesson plan for lessons, but evidence of ‘a planned lesson!’ Useful for coaching and mentoring NQTs; or with established colleagues for paired observations. “Stickability” = What will stick in students minds as they leave your lesson? What key point do you want them to remember? Now translated into 8 languages. Pin your plan? bit.ly/5MinMapped Contact me @TeacherToolkit Updated Oct 2014

By rmcgill

Sale
Updated: Peer Assessment. Classwork, exercise book, final product or model

Updated: Peer Assessment. Classwork, exercise book, final product or model

A peer assessment task that allows pupils to assess a peer's classwork, final product or model that they have completed. It also allows peers to set a target for improvement. Objective: Encourage pupils to create a balanced, critical view when evaluating a product. By promoting the evaluation of someone else's work, they are able to look at the product objectively without bias, particularly if the product they evaluate is not that of the person they sit next to. Assessment: It can be used to inform AoL and formally documented by a teacher, or used more readily in session by a teacher who can then recall common targets for improvement, discussing with Q&A how these could be achieved. Prior Knowledge: The criteria of the project, which will have been set by the classroom teacher or discussed in the form of a specification possibly. Expectations: Pupils should begin to create a balanced, structured argument about products in general. They should use their K&U along with their experiences to identify and set appropriate targets for themselves and their peers. Hints: These can be folded, hole punched and, with some string, tied to the product. To save on labour, the kids can do this, and it creates a simple practical element to the evaluation. Another way to do this is to print them, cut them out and glue them together. Laminate them and the pupils can then complete them with water-based markers, which can easily be wiped off. This is more time-consuming, but saves time in the lesson and saves materials in the long run

By InformingEducation

Brain Quest

Brain Quest

Students in groups (3-4) discuss which the answer to the question is. They can also post question if it´s agreed with the teacher

By Olynj

Generates 1- 9 Standards taking into account the spread of data, Good bye moderation, Hello time!

Generates 1- 9 Standards taking into account the spread of data, Good bye moderation, Hello time!

This is the resource you have been waiting for. Simply, you enter you test scores and it spits out grade boundaries from 1 - 9 (each standard broken into 3 confidence levels). Wait there is more, it uses the spread of you data to assign boundaries. Set a test too hard? No problem, no longer do you need to moderate and adjust boundaries, it does it for you, no more data spikes and dips! It uses the max and minimum grades to set a range, which it divides by the substandard within 1- 9. Clever. Want to check the stretch of the test? No issue, the hand histogram show you the spread of results on your test and helps you quickly alter assessments for future use. Just want grade boundaries, click on the tab and send them out to your team, you now look like a genius! Want to save time, click the final tab where each student has their attainment calculated and reported automatically! I created this because there was nothing, we now are using it whole school to quality assure, assess and report predicted attainment at end of GCSE 1 - 9. Excel file has cells unlocked for your data entry and to ensure no plagiarism takes place.

By Andytomjohnson

RE/ RS  - Creationism x16 Key term Topic Cards. Literacy Support. SEN Support.  How the world Began.

RE/ RS - Creationism x16 Key term Topic Cards. Literacy Support. SEN Support. How the world Began.

RE/ RS - Creationism x16 Key term Topic Cards. Literacy Support. SEN Support. How the world Began Revision literacy cards. Each Key word includes. Key Term Definition Synonym Example of the word in a sentence Picture or Icon 2x Exam Technique Qs’ You have two version one with Pictures and one without allowing students to draw their own image to represent the key term. These are designed to help those students who perhaps struggle with literacy to remember the key terms of the topic. Also useful for PP/ EAL / SEN Students and those with literacy needs. Exam Technique can also help your more able students in the class. How can they be used? Here are just a few examples of how I use them. - Student complete the Q's and draw in the pictures. -Hide them around the room and have students find them before introducing a new topic (Guess the topic?) - Matching up activity. Remove the words in red (Or keep them) Cut the topic cards in half and have students find the matching pairs. -Encourage students to come up with their own extra key term topic cards or extra sentence they can use to include several key terms. -Literacy support when writing essays. -Revision material before exams. I have made available a MINI (Short) Quiz for FREE so you can check the quality of my Resources. Its available here (only 4 Rounds): Famous Guitarists Mini Quiz This resource would work really well with my other 2017/2018 educational resources and Quizzes. Over 40+ in total. Why not take a look at a few.... Literacy Whole School Quiz Bundle The Big Film & TV Quiz 5x British Values Quiz Bundle Back to School Quiz Fast Food and Healthy Eating Quiz

By bkingsnorth

Reading viewfinder

Reading viewfinder

Pupils can use this viewfinder to help slow down their reading. Pupils are given a focus when reading. With an overall question to answer pupils place the viewfinder over the text and read it bit by bit. The need to make a list of the keywords, select the best picture within the text to help answer the question and decide on the best paragraph to help answer the question. This forces pupils to really focus on what they are reading and the significance of the information. Students write their answers in the 3 boxes on the sheet. Pupils can be given this viewfinder so that it fits a paragraph, sentence or two or a word depending on the size of the hole you cut in the middle. To support the less confident pupils could be given a list of keywords already printed on the sheet to tick off. When feeding back as a class pupils can then discuss which parts of the text are important and why.

By littleroguewolf

The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit

The 5 Minute Interview Plan by @TeacherToolkit

Written to help teachers find a job. Adapted using The (original) 5 Minute Lesson Plan template; The 5 Minute Interview Plan will allow you to focus on key aspects of job-hunting and application completion within a school context. 2 pages include the template & context. Version 1 published 8.3.13 by @TeacherToolkit

By rmcgill

NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

NPQSL Final Combined Task - completed 2016 - under new framework

This assignment includes my: blood, sweat and tears! This is my NPQSL assignment and is focused on improving writing in a primary school. I really wish I'd had an NPQSL example assignment to look at while I was writing mine as it would have stopped me second guessing myself. However, I passed with flying colours and am now offering mine to you to make the process much easier. I uploaded the assignment on 8.2.16 and received feedback on 29.3.16. Feedback (as shown on first page) awarded all of the 9 competencies as passed at the required level. The written feedback was excellent and only includes strengths, no areas for development. I have deleted several appendices because they included photographic evidence of specific events/individuals. I would recommend that you consider doing this also as visuals are always a nice break from a lengthy piece of text. However, I have kept my action plan and report to the Headteacher in the appendices as I feel these are important for your reference. My resources always take me a lot of time and effort to create so I hope that they help to save you some precious time - please do review my resources. Thank you! A section from my written feedback: 'Strengths were demonstrated in Delivering continuous improvement as your priorities for improvement were clearly linked to your vision for the project. You regularly reviewed progress and reflected on actions and achievements of pupils in writing. The Action plan and strategies were fully implemented and you skilfully monitored planning, teaching, learning and assessment data. Throughout the project you remained solution-focused. In terms of Modelling excellence in leadership of teaching and learning you demonstrated excellent leadership of teaching and learning. You set up and embedded the writing initiatives and adapted the teaching and learning approaches to suit the needs of pupils. It is evident that you have high expectations, model excellence and vision and have shared ideas and practice very effectively. Staff have been provided with the clarity they need in order to feel empowered and accountable in their role. Strengths were demonstrated in Learning focus as you set up and embedded the writing initiative and applied theory and knowledge of learning to improve outcomes for pupils. It is evident that you are committed to learning and achieving excellence and led valuable inset for staff to improve their subject knowledge in grammar, planning and writing. '

By landoflearning

'How to Become a Successful TES Author - Step by Step Guide' - A 'Must Have' For Authors!

'How to Become a Successful TES Author - Step by Step Guide' - A 'Must Have' For Authors!

I began to produce educational resources for TES in August 2015. When I look back at my early resources I cringe! I made so many mistakes…. Since then I have come a long way and learned so much. I currently have 40 TES recommended resources. One of my resources made over 900 sales in the space of a few weeks and earned nearly £2000 in royalties. I have recently been shortlisted as one of eight nominees for the TES 2017, Bev Evans, Author of the Year Award. In this 26-page, step by step guide I share my mistakes and my successes to help you avoid making the same mistakes and to become a successful author sooner than you would have done without this guide. I do not claim to have all the answers and ‘my way’ might not be other people’s way. However, whether you are a potential author, an author starting out or already an author; I am sure that this guide can help you in some way and will prove a worthwhile investment. The guide includes advice on Making resources Maximising the selling potential of resources Creating a cover page Sourcing images Copyrighting your resources Pricing your resources Product Descriptions HTML codes for creating bold, italics, underlining, bullet pints and numbered lists for product description page Adding links to other products and your shop in descriptions Creating your TES shop Branding Increasing the visibility of your resources Promoting your products through social media platforms Promoting yourself Dealing with reviews General advice The resource also contains hyperlinks to some very useful sites and tools which will help you in making and promoting your products. Other Resources for Authors Author Calendar and Planner Nine out of ten of my top selling resources are seasonal resources and special days resources. My everyday resources are my 'bread and butter' resources; my seasonal resources are truly the icing on my cake! Plan your seasonal resources with this calendar and planner which contains all the major special days and awareness days for the whole year. No more missing special days or not allocating yourself enough time to produce resources. Days that change in date each year are highlighted red; days that are fixed are black. TES Author Excel Sales and Accounts Tracker

By Krazikas