Wow. A great resource.

Critical Thinking Skills Chart Great Verbs to help explain Blooms. and create activities for higher level thinking skills in the classroom.

Free Printables

freebie of the month : positive printables (the handmade home)

story.

ELA~Use this Storytelling Arc handout with ANY short story, novel, or play. Perfect for middle school and high school English classes. Click now for this FREE worksheet!

Ideas re teaching...

"Sticky Teaching" - Smart Teaching, understanding what a brain can't ignore (infographic, from Chris Lema) these verses! All year I've been trying to study and mimic how Jesus, the Great Teacher, taught. Good reminder for me!

problem based learning/Genius Hour

Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to solve real-life problems with your class.

Help with group

Engage me!

27 ways to engage students and increase class participation. Students must be engaged in their work, else they will a) not learn and b) misbehave.

42 Futures - My Back to School Rant for Secondary Teachers (and others too) :) by Created for Learning

42 Futures - My Back to School Rant for Secondary Teachers (and others too) :) by Created for Learning. This is awesome for talking about classroom rules!

Creative Thinking + Critical Thinking

A Venn diagram of critical and creative thinking and a critical thinking wheel. This is a great way to demonstrate to students that both creative and critical thinking skills are essential when working in the classroom.

Here's a terrific set of higher-level thinking exit slips. There are many different ideas here!

During a busy day, teachers may forget to complete a closure for the lesson. Closure is an important part of a lesson to really cement the new learning! This will REALLY impress your evaluator! These EASY to make and use exit slips with solve your

Technology integration

How can we begin to design learning so that it automatically scales to the available the technology proficiency of that learner, and the personalized learning needs of the student?

50 Ways to Teach With Current Events - NYTimes.com

In honor of National News Engagement Day, here are 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.

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