lesson planning

2nd Amendment, Slavery & Creating Critical Readers & Thinkers – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

One of the most important jobs that a history teacher has is threefold: learn the truth, know the truth and teach the truth. When teaching children of color, understand that traditionally, the “canon” has withheld the whole truth of American history. Whether Black or White, if you’re a history teacher, it is your obligation to unearth the withheld truths – for students of all backgrounds. Knowledge absent of truth is not power; it is to be inhibited. In light of…

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Out with Lesson Plans…In with Lesson Design! – Education Article

Lesson design is not a new phrase or concept. However, in the midst of ever-changing educational demands, lesson design has taken a back seat to “lesson plans.” From 5 E to Madeline Hunter, there is a myriad of ways to plan for students. One commonality between these various lesson templates is the idea that instruction is a PROCESS. In thinking of lesson planning and structure, what processes are we truly using to create learning experiences for students? Design with students…

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Teaching Slavery Properly – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

American public schools do a poor job teaching the history of American slavery to children. That is probably true of private schools too. I would also say that the majority of history teachers and administrators, the majority of whom are White, lack a comprehensive knowledge of American slavery. They may have read an article here and watch a movie there, but their comprehensive knowledge is limited. If that weren’t true, the case for slave reparations for Black people would be discussed…

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A Few Things to Do Before the End of the Year – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

There is something about after spring break that feels like the end of the year is creeping up. As if the beginning of the last quarter is really the beginning of the end. As if, the days which were already rushing by are now flying so fast that it is hard to keep your wits about you. As the sun comes back – even as they call for more snow, as the days get longer, as the paperwork starts for…

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

It’s that time of year again. It’s the time of year that falls between the holiday season and spring break. It’s that time of the year where the prescribed off days are few. It’s that time of the year where children begin to feel restless, the calendar seems to stand still and the adults are starting to lose their patience. It’s that time of the year where the realization of the end of year failures for specific students grows stronger.…

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5 Ways to Use Sutori for Social Studies Lessons – Education Article

Where does technology come into play in the social studies classroom? The team behind Sutori reached out to me this month to let me know about some significant changes to their EdTech tool. Over the past few years, Sutori has evolved from an interactive timeline tool to a more broad presentation web app that is perfect for social studies lessons. Sutori Presentation Tool You can incorporate Sutori into lots of learning experiences. This includes activities where there is an emphasis…

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Lesson Planning Tips for New Teachers – Education Article

If you are eyeball deep in your first year of teaching, then chances are you have been really feeling that first year learning curve. There are never too many resources to help you in the early years of your teaching career, so we are here to provide you with some lesson planning/structure advice. You’ve been doing lesson planning just long enough now to start getting a feel for how to build individual units into larger, more integrated unit planning. The…

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