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Lesson Planning.

Are your lessons and units in need of some flavor? Spice up your instructional planning process with these fun resources!

Organized Charm: 6 Steps for More Effective Studying

Organized Charm: 6 Steps for More Effective Studying

Lesson plans and activities to finish strong.

Resources and Downloads to Improve Student Performance

Bloom's Taxonomy and Twitter. Use all 6 steps! :)

Google made this famous -- learn how you can use it in your classroom.

6 Tips for Getting Started with Genius Hour
  • Jenny Hensgen

    Did this last for a quarter during human biology unit. Students chose topic about body of their choice and produced a thinglink to inform peers. Great experience for all.

  • edutopia

    @Jenny Hensgen That's wonderful!

  • Krista Martin

    Great way to reinforce to students that curiosity is an invaluable part of learning. I would like to pitch this idea to my local public library and the learning support center where I teach. Participating students would have access to all of the library resources!

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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

Assessment feel like a fog to you? Here are 3 great tips to creating clear and accurate learning goals.

3 Guidelines to Eliminating Assessment Fog

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy with Verbs. Great way to think about learning objectives.

Bloom's revised Taxonomy with verbs!

Great chart that includes various visualization methods. Hover over each "element" for a description.

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

Taxonomy for teaching and assessing project-based learning in the classroom.

Howard-Winn Tech Blog

Looking for resources on Differentiated Instruction? Visit Edutopia for helpful ideas to build lessons and materials that fit your students.

Differentiated Instruction

Death and loss can be a sensitive subject in the classroom. Get some inspiring tips and advice on ways to help your students in these times.

In the Classroom: Helping Children Speak about Death and Loss

Tips for accepting & making the most out of “messy days”.

Embracing Messy Learning

Before you start your lesson planning, check out these 8 myths that undermine educational effectiveness.

8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

Looking for help with rubrics? With a focus on the middle grades, we've compiled tips, sample rubrics, and resources to help you design and implement rubrics for assessment.

Resources for Using Rubrics in the Middle Grades

"In the present environment of high stakes testing, budgetary challenges, increased demands on educators and competition for students attention, everyone in the school benefits when humor is part of the pedagogy. " Maurice Elias explains how to incorporate humor in the classroom.

Using Humor in the Classroom

April Fools' Day is the perfect time to have some light-hearted fun in your classroom. Blogger Matt Davis shares 8 educational resources and ideas.

Here's a livebinder packed full of Process of Learning (POL) examples by grade level and subject.

POL Examples - LiveBinder

Educator Steven Anderson provided this helpful PDF on POL (Process of Learning) Framework at #ASCD14.