I want my students to look back on their experiences in the middle school math classroom with fond memories. As a middle school math teacher, I know I play an important role in whether a student goes on to love or hate math for the rest of their educational career, which is why I’ve both flipped my classroom and embedded projects into the curriculum. While I wouldn’t consider the entire curriculum “project-based”, students do learn a great deal from hands-on experiences in my math class.
Project-based learning, at its core, is the idea of having students learn through investigation of real problems. Good project-based learning is interdisciplinary, rigorous, and student-centered.
If you’re like me, choosing a read aloud can be a real struggle. You want your students to be engaged, but you also want to expose them to different genres of books. Some books are so meaningful to some classes, but are flops in others. If you’re looking to spice up your read aloud with some new tried and true recommendations, NTR has your back! All of the following books are fourth grader and fourth grade teacher approved!