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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!

Lesson Planning.

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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

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.

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

How many can you fit into your lessons?

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.