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32-characteristics-of-high-performing-classrooms- a great list of things to strive for

Wow! notebook -- a morale booster! When a staff member receives the notebook, they read the wonderful message that someone wrote for them. They, in turn, write a note to another staff member to encourage, give a boost, or to just say how much they are appreciated. At the bottom of the page they write, "Don't forget to pass it on....." Could do this with sturents too!

27 Ways to Spice up Faculty Meetings. Some of these could work for class time as well!

The brag board in the College Counselors office. If I ever work at a high school, I'm definitely doing this!

8 Apps that students can download to help be successful in high school. This website offers a summary of each app and explains how it is beneficial to high school education. I would allow students to access these apps during appropriate times.

Great resource! The literature guide provides necessary background info, a nice collection of rigorous activities, and fantastic follow-up material. I like the fact that you can use whatever fits your schedule and capabilities of the class. The vocab work is varied and effective. The comprehension sections hit the important aspects of the story. The writing components are relative and meaningful. This guide ties easily into standards as well. Highly recommended.

This guide is wonderful. Besides the ordinary chapter quizzes and study questions, it includes lots of activities that correlate to state assessed skills... expository writing, rhetorial analysis, etc.

HIGH SCHOOL HOTS/ HIGH SCHOOL HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS unit #1. The ELA CCSS require students to learn how to read texts carefully; This is a self-contained unit that focuses on HOTS/Textual Analysis/Critical Thinking. Everything you need is here. Included: ➢A small excerpt from Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra. ➢ A brief introduction ➢ CCSS related info ➢ A multiple choice test with answers ➢ Critical Lens Q ➢ Questions aligned with ELA-Literacy CCSS 9-12 (answers are provided) AND MORE $

California 10th Graders Improve Their Writing Skills—Through an Interactive Fiction Game

QR codes glued into student notes that link to video examples..awesome idea! School house rock/flocabularyvideos : )

My Blog - Would love feedback from educators!

This guy has a really interesting approach to teaching AP English 11. I love the idea of using colored markers for notes. He's also against homework and uses a workshop approach to teach writing.

Now this is a great PBIS form. This is perfect for those kids who never seem to get recognition.

This checklist is a way to ensure that you are on the right track with shifting away from “doing a project” and moving towards project-based learning.