How to bring middle school ELA to life: A teacher's perspective

Recorded on : Wednesday, March 25th at 3:00 p.m. ET

Baltimore City middle school ELA teacher Lucas Drerup spoke about how he brings middle school ELA to life -- combining rigor and engagement. Additionally, we know that lots of educators have been trying to figure out remote teaching in this uncertain time. Lucas also shared his thoughts about teaching remotely and the various challenges he and his school are facing. Teddy Redding, the associate director of ELA content at Amplify, discussed remote teaching resources that are now available to all middle school educators.




Lucas Drerup is in his fourth year teaching 7th and 8th grade ELA in Baltimore City. His students consistently outperform their peers in both reading and writing. When he’s not working, which is rare, Mr. D loves to cook extravagant meals, play with his son, and watch hockey.