PBL#1- Project Based Learning- What is it?
The past few years I’ve had the opportunity to teach a course entirely through project based learning. Our local university approached a couple of schools in our district and asked us if we were...
AMAZING Ways to Use Pixar Shorts in the Classroom
Last week I shared one of my FAVORITE Pixar shorts "Mike's New Car" on Instagram as a way we practiced recording cause and effect relationships in our classroom. Although the number one way our students should practice reading skills is through their own books, my students REALLY enjoy when I throw a Pixar short at them to practice skills with. These shorts are SO SO cute and you can literally find one for EVERYTHING. I had LOTS of requests to share my favorite Pixar Shorts and skills they…
9 Research-Based Teaching Strategies for Your Toolbox
Research based teaching strategies you can use today with a free printable chart.
Got 5 Minutes? Review Vocabulary and Content, Reflect
Turn those extra few minutes of class into valuable time to review vocabulary or content or to reflect on recent learning.
Daily & Weekly Assignment Slides
Organize your students' daily work by using these assignment slide templates! Whether you assign work daily or weekly or by subject, there is a template that meets your classroom's needs. There are a total of 20 different templates to choose from. These are perfect for distance learning!This resourc...
True, False, Fix: A Social Studies Review Game
Well it took almost a full school year, but thanks to a professional development I went to, I found a review technique ALL of my 7th graders were on board with. I call it “True, False, Fix.…
The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction
Differentiation is a rational approach to meeting the needs of students but actually making it happen in the classroom can be a challenge.
Teachers' Instructional Strategies Infographic - e-Learning Infographics
Instructional methods are used by teachers to create learning environments and to specify the nature of the activity in which the teacher and learner will be involved during the lesson. While particular methods are often associated with certain strategies, some methods may by found within a variety of strategies. Instructional strategies determine the approach a […]
How to Build Your High School English Curriculum Map
Traditionally, curriculum maps are developed based on one, golden goal: meeting standards. In my experience and research, standards are not only different in different parts of the world, but oftentimes are limiting or inaccurate representations of the big picture of what students need to learn in a
Simple Steps for Effective Lesson Planning
Whether your lesson plans are detailed multi-page documents submitted to your administration each week, or they’re mostly post-it notes with concise bullet points, effective lesson planning requires strategy and intent. Great lessons need clear direction, purpose, pacing, and solid pedagogy. (Side note: If you are looking for engaging step-by-step lesson plans for the ELA classroom – especially for sub plans – check out my ELA Lessons Bundle with over 60 individual plans). While planning…
Susan Jones Teaching: Interactive Read Aloud in 1st Grade
Interactive read aloud lessons have completely changed my Reader's Workshop in first grade. These planned, and purposeful lessons let students read closely
A Lesson Plan for Teachers - Social Studies Advice & Resources by Michele Luck
Great how-to tips and ideas for teachers doing scavenger hunt activities in the middle or high school classroom. Fun for students and filled with content for learning! Check out how easy it is to do!