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Educational empathy = learning by doing. Learn how to teach it with these great tips.

Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill


Great example of why students should vary sentences.

Simply 2nd Resources: Writing Foldable for Journals - BaDaBing!

Made this for my "no name" area


Take a BERRY Break (40 photos)

When a student is surprised about a due date you've mentioned everyday for 2 weeks.

Teacher Memes 3

Nothing we'd say out loud...but true sometimes!



Ink & Pen: For Earth Day and Arbor Day: Four Books about Wangari Maathai

Asia Society Lesson Plans

secondary lesson plans | Asia Society

Brenda Kovich discusses Common Core State Standards for Language 4.2 (L.4.2), including teaching kids to quote in her blog, Teaching...Seriously,

DIY flower pens (great end of year teacher gift!)

DIY flower pens - Your Modern Family


Lesson Plan: Rebuilding Hope Sudan Classroom Activities #pulitzercenter

This is a fantastic lesson plan on genocides in history that incorporates Common Core strategies, cooperative learning, and higher-level thinking. Includes 6 one page readings on genocides (the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, Stalin's Great Purge, Cambodia, Rwanda, and Darfur) along with a chart. Students then analyze the UN definition of genocide and work together to create a new one and apply it to one of the genocides they read about.

Genocides in History Chart, Readings, and UN Definition Project

Making Inspirational Posters for your Classroom Making Inspirational Posters for your Classroom: Four Easy to Use Tools With "Back To School" signs start appearing in stores, its that time of year again when teachers start planning and preparing for your room. I like placing famous quotes, inspirational messages, and sound words of wisdom around my room for students to look at.


teacher meme

Creepy Condescending Wonka Meme - Imgflip

Corkboard Connections: Story Hat Map - Two fun variations of a plot map graphic organizer

Corkboard Connections: Story Hat Map for March 2nd


10 Writing Mistakes [Infographic] – Which ones are you making?

We asked secondary teachers: “What are the phrases in student writing that make you cringe, wail, and gnash your teeth?” From hundreds of responses, we narrowed it down to a carefully chosen list of Outlawed Words and Phrases. Here are 3 great ways to use it: 1) as an Editing Guide 2) as an “Outlawed Phrases” Bulletin Board, and 3) as a Flip It! activity (e.g. Share the poster with students and challenge them to create their own list of 11 rules for writing powerful essays.). Free poster

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Teacher Memes

Meme Me Up, Scotty

Mustache Mugs & Free Mustache Printables from

Mustache Mugs & Free Mustache Printables - MomAdvice

Memes for your classroom: Dress code with Sarcastic Wonka