Entries related to: lesson-planning

KLEWS: Supporting Claims, Evidence & Reasoning

What are the KLEWS to real learning in the classroom?

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Four Tips for Surviving December

It’s that most wonderful time of the year. Well, sort of.

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Let’s Talk Turkey! Transfer of Energy and Thanksgiving

I recently spent some time working with third graders on motion stations.

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Getting Started with Number Talks

Are you using number talks in your classroom? If not, it might be time to start! Number talks...

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Four Ways to Communicate with Families

Depending on when your school year started, you’ve probably made it through the initial sprint...

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Five Key Ingredients for a Well-Managed Classroom

You stand in front of your class, ready to dive into the lesson for the day. Before you speak...

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Three Tips To Turn Your Conference Learning Into School-Level Action

My entire way of teaching changed dramatically when I went to a Barnes and Noble and picked out...

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Planning Engaging Lessons

At the beginning of the school year, we spend a lot of time and energy building class culture....

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Are You Prepared to Talk About Race?

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

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Social Justice: Lesson Planning Resources

When events like those in Charlottesville, Virginia happen, we watch the news in disbelief and...

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Dig Into Number Talks!

Have You Tried Number Talks?

What strategies are you planning for building number sense and...

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Big Ideas Need Big Spaces: Creating Room for Teacher Voice and Choice

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I Want to Get Better at... Organization Next Year

The daily craziness of being a teacher can make it hard to stay organized. Just when you’ve got...

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Top Five Vocabulary Strategies for English Language Learners

50,000 words by high school graduation.

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Using Shared Structures to Build Literacy

Students at San Francisco International High School (SFIHS) come to us from all over the world....

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Video Playlist: 5 Practices for the High School ELL Classroom

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Six Strategies Designed to Differentiate: NGSS & The Diverse Learner

Imagine being 12 years old and being told that you're made up of tiny bits, that are made up of...

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Strategies for Giving Meaningful Feedback

One thing we know for sure is that the world of the neatly compartmentalized content teacher has...

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Video Playlist: 5 Essential Practices in the Elementary ELL Classroom

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Helping Students Make Meaning In Math Class

In math class, we often see students pull numbers out of math problems and operate on them...

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