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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!

A Handy Chart on Traditional Vs Authentic Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

All points of arts integration -- from implementation in the classroom and engaging students, to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blogs, articles, and videos.

Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

“Sticky Teaching” – interesting idea. Learning that lingers. Chris Lema gets at that idea in the following presentation, along with a basic explanation of why this idea works by focusing on the patterns that brains “can’t ignore.”

The ABCs Of Sticky Teaching

Explore resources related to recognizing and valuing student knowledge, input, and expertise and building student-centered learning environments where students make decisions about how learning happens.

Resources on Engaging Student Voices

My Own Genius Hour: Process for Genius Hour

My Own Genius Hour: Process for Genius Hour

Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions

On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle.

On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

With a lesson-sized learning target, students can focus on what they’re trying to learn in that specific lesson. When yesterday’s lesson leads to today’s lesson, which leads to tomorrow’s lesson, students move toward achieving the curricular goals and mastering the state standards you’re ultimately trying to teach.

The Lowdown on Learning Targets

Crafting Questions That Drive Projects — Learning in Hand

Crafting Questions That Drive Projects

Instead of detailing all the different ways an assignment deviates from the target, the single-point rubric simply describes the target, using a single column of traits.

Can we change the name from lesson plan to learning plan?

This is not a lesson plan. - A.J. Juliani

A "sponge activity" is a lesson soaking up precious time that would otherwise be lost. Hint: it should be fun as well as educational.

Academic Sponge Activities

Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.

Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

Genius Hour In The Classroom: 6 Principles Of Genius Hour

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

Various quotes on assessment. From ASCD, “Using Assessments Thoughtfully”

Looking for information on guiding classroom communities, minimizing disruptions, and developing class routines to help students stay engaged and focused on learning? This resource collection is packed with useful tips, tools, and advice.

Classroom Management: Resource Roundup

Response to Intervention and the 3-Tiered Model. Free printable.

Response to Intervention and the 3-Tiered Model