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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!

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A third grade class asked why their state, Rhode Island, had no official state insect when 46 other states did. What happened next will inspire you to turn your traditional units of study into deeper learning experiences.

Turn Traditional Units of Study into Deeper Learning Experiences

Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

"If differentiated instruction is viewed as part of the planning process, the additional planning time is not noticeably different."

There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2

Spoiler alert - The purpose of assessment is really to understand what our students have learned, and to present it to ourselves and our students in a way that we can all see who has learned what.

What's the Point of Assessment?

22 resources for teachers.

Memorial Day in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Tips for creating visually engaging rubrics from Edutopia's own cait camarata

4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics

What the research says...

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women's History Month in March.

Women's History Month: 6 Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

By teaching students to "drive their own brain" through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them to think about how they can best learn.

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

By inviting her class to choose their own subjects for a historical reformers project, this teacher learned a lot about her students' interests and passions.

"Can't I Just Choose My Own Topic?"

Find out why a gold standard in PBL is necessary and how teachers, school leaders, and others can contribute to the conversation around its development.

What Should "Gold Standard" PBL Include?

To ensure productive group work, teachers must communicate expectations, strategically build groups, structure activities, scaffold work with a supportive classroom culture, and stress individual accountability.

Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

Hook students' attention by stimulating their hardwired need to know, and make it a satisfying experience so their brains recognize the value of energy spent learning.

Cognitively Priming Students for Learning

It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Check out how John Hattie's research is demystifying what works in education and how this relates to project-based learning.

The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL?

In this collection, find resources that discuss some of the innovative strategies used by teacher educators, mentors, coaches, and other professionals to prepare and support preservice and new teachers and facilitate ongoing teacher development.

Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup

Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.

Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

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

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What Happens When Students Control Their Own Education? - The Atlantic

When Students Take Over the Classroom

Maybe teaching isn't about delivering information. Maybe it's really about providing a landscape where curiosity takes root, growing a unique, vibrant, continual source of knowledge.

Trees of Knowledge

STEM subjects are often put down as dry and lacking creativity, but we all know that when you have a great teacher who can inspire you to be curious, science and math can be interesting. And when they can convince you (and your teenage ego) that you are wrong, sometimes, that can be the best lesson of all.

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

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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