Entries related to: lesson-planning

Four Ways to Create Equitable Discussion Using Socratic Seminar

Consistently including each of the interwoven Elements of a Socratic Seminar guarantees that our...

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U.S. History Curriculum to Prepare Students for Active Citizenship

Historians often say the best way to understand the present is through the study of the past. At 

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First Days of School: Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Editor's Note: This series is a great collection of genuine and productive ways of engaging...

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Turning Student Mistakes Into Teachable Moments

Today’s lesson: Turning student “mistakes” into “teachable moments.” 

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5 Tips for Blending The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) with NGSS

Have you ever interviewed a group of your students about their experiences in your classroom? It...

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Community College Students Question the Purpose of Grades

About 25 miles east of Los Angeles sits  Mt. San Antonio College (affectionately known as Mt....

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Voice Technology is Here: How it Could Reinforce Your Teaching

Let’s face it, children these days are often more technologically savvy than their parents....

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Engaging Developing Readers

Reading is a skill that initially appears to be accessible to some, and downright daunting for...

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Learning about Complex Systems Using Modeling and Argumentation

Scientists use models to explain and predict phenomena in order to better understand our world....

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Using the Question Formulation Technique to Rebrand Libraries

Rebranding the Library

In an effort to defy the restrictive, historical caricature of libraries...

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Student Empowerment Practices

In New York City, a team of folks are sharing promising practices across the city by providing...

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Creating a Culture of Questioning: Inquiry in Lower Elementary

Editor's Note: This is the third of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question Institute...

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My QFT Journey: KICKSTARTING STUDENTS' MINDS with Questions

Editor's Note: This is the second of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question...

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Sparking Joy in the Classroom with Student-Formulated Questions

Editor's Note: This is the first of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question Institue ...

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Spark Motivation in Your Students with Success Criteria

Think about a time when you were learning something. Did you know where you were going in the...

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Who Can Teachers Trust? The Search for High Quality Curriculum

We've all experienced it — the power of Google to display before us a dizzying array of choices:...

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“Just in Time” Promising Practices For Educators By Educators

In New York City, a team of folks are gathering promising practices from all over town and...

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Fall Into Phenomena: Using NGSS to Harvest Student Investigations

The leaves are changing in much of the country and pumpkin spice seems to be taking over —...

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High Quality Project-Based Learning with Jennifer Pieratt

Congratulations to Jennifer Pieratt!

Jenny was recognized with Smartbrief Education's monthly ...

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Un-Columbus Day

Columbus Day is around the corner, and while many schools and municipalities have changed the...

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