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Science in Plain English

In this resource, Mrs. Kolbert’s science class has been given an opportunity to look at science in a different way. She has asked students to...

Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Lesson Example: Soft Landing

Getting tired of the old egg drop experiment? This problem-based lesson plan generated from a partnership between the Boeing Company and The...

Teaching 5th Grade ELA With Tech

Are you working with a limited number of devices in your classroom? Do you need to create structured time for working with individual students? This...

Algebra 1 and Classroom Technology

This video from, The Ohio Department of Education, highlights an Algebra 1 teacher who is using technology to help organize his classroom into a...

Lesson Example: Attitude & Self-discovery

"The Ohio Teacher Showcase Project highlights ways that Ohio teachers are using technology to support student learning of specific content from...

6 Questions for Inquiry-based Learning

This resource from Teach Thought provides some excellent strategies for teachers to help guide their students in inquiry-based learning....

The Fishbowl Activity: A Rationale

Creating an environment where students can practice listening, wisely responding, and mastering content is no easy feat.  Here, the folks at...

Reactive Listening

This video, from Common Sense Education, is all about getting kids to be reactive listeners. When you show video in your classroom, you want your...

LOT or HOT: Moving Up Bloom's Taxonomy

Are your kids LOT or HOT?Sometimes, as a classroom teacher, it is imperative for students to complete lower order thinking (LOT) activities in your...

Socratic Smackdown Tutorial

The Socratic Seminar isn't a new strategy by any means, but it is still a very valuable activity that can be used in any classroom.  The Socratic...

Interland - Play Your Way to Digital Citizenship

From Google's website:"Interland is an adventure-packed online game that makes learning about digital safety and citizenship interactive and...

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

Note taking has been and will continue to be an essential part of student learning.  Interestingly, some research indicates that students...

PBL: How to Get Projects Off to a Good Start

Project Based Learning activities require a lot of preparation, but are a great way to promote critical thinking skills, creativity, and...

Math Talk 101

When trying to help students master the rigorous math standards of today's classrooms, we as educators have to shift away from the traditional...

Number Talks Classroom Videos

When trying to help students think deeper about math concepts, we have to find new ways to provide students opportunities to wrestle with their own...

Grades 6-12 Collaboration Rubric (CCSS Aligned)

This rubric, from the Buck Institute, helps teachers guide students in grades 6-12 to be effective collaborators in a project.  It can also...

12 Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is a vital skill for our students' future success in the real world. It teaches them to formulate and express their own opinions,...

Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs a Champion

Need some help remembering why you became a teacher? Look no further! This TEDTalk by Rita Pierson is the ultimate motivation for every teacher....

Differentiate in Google Classroom - Beginning, Middle, and End of the Lesson

Differentiating lesson plans for all of the diverse and unique learners in your classroom can be challenging, time consuming, and exhausting. ...

The 7 Best Ways to Keep Students' Attention in Class

Teachers know it can often be difficult to keep students’ attention, especially in a more traditional classroom. Learning styles, personal...