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30 New 8th Grade Writing Prompts

When students finally reach eighth grade, they’re ready and eager to move on to the next big challenge that lies ahead: high school.  That makes your job as an eighth grade teacher especially tough!  You have to strike the right balance between encouraging them

7th Grade Writing Prompts: 32 New Ideas

Seventh grade… what a fun time full of changes, transition, and growth!  For many students, seventh grade is an incredibly significant transitional year.  Your students are becoming teenagers for the first time and officially leaving childhood behind, and they’re also beginning to think very

Children in School with Bad Behavior

Behavioral problems with children can result from problems within the family, trouble with friends and health problems like mild autism or a myriad of other things.  If you know your kid well, you may believe none of these is the case. Indeed, you know