Entries related to: lesson-planning

Preparing Students to Access Complex Texts

The power to read is one of the most precious gifts any teacher can bestow upon his or her...

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Creating Citizen Scientists: Connecting Students to the World

On the first day of school, science classrooms around the country welcomed back their...

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Peek at the Process: Learn By Watching Students Write

This blog post is a hypothesis. I haven’t tried this in my classroom. I don’t know for sure that...

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International Dot Day: A Celebration of Courage and Creativity

"Just make a mark, and see where it takes you."

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Word of the Day

In a classroom where language takes center stage, a student dealing with communication issues or...

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Active Learning: A Strategy for Science Sensemaking

That moment on the first day of school when a student comes into my classroom and says they hate...

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Start Small But Mighty: Voice and Choice in PBL

For teachers who are new to project-based learning (PBL), voice and choice are often the most...

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Leveraging Free Online Curriculum Content: Time Suck or Time Saver?

There's no doubt that the internet holds tremendous value for teachers. Try to remember (or...

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Back to School: Prepare to Communicate with Families All Year Long

As I write this piece, it’s as if my computer, watch, phone, oven, microwave, and all...

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The Perfect Storm: 3 Simple Steps to Project Ideation

As I work with teachers on project-based learning (PBL) in schools across the country, two...

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Deciding When PBL Makes Sense for Your Year

Have you been toying with the idea of Project-Based Learning? Maybe admiring the PBL buzz in the...

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First Days of School: It's Always Awkward in the Beginning

First days of school are always so idyllic in my mind. Full of hope and promise and potential. I...

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Get Lit with Digital Literacy

The meaning of the term digital literacy has shifted over the years from basic competency to a...

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What to Watch: Ready, Set, Get Organized!

Does outstanding teacher organization make your heart skip a beat? Whether your teacher life is...

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Surviving the Search: Strategies for Success in the Job Hunt

It's important to be clear up front: there's no magic wand, no fool-proof plan, no “if you just...

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Real Ways School Leaders Can Build Morale and Reduce Stress in Schools

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I Want to Get Better at... Teaching ELLs

No matter where you teach, you probably have English Language Learners (ELLs) in your school...

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I Want to Get Better at… Collaboration

When the school days are whizzing by and you have a thousand things to do, it can seem easiest...

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I Want to Get Better at... Assessment

Planning a lesson and designing instruction can be an exciting process. Delivering that lesson...

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Five Ways to Recharge with Summer Learning

Your long-awaited summer break has arrived! While teachers are especially good at filling up...

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