Free Teacher Lesson Plans for Red Ribbon Week – Education Article

Have you used online resources to help students understand the dangers of underage drinking? Red Ribbon Week takes place from October 23rd to October 31st. This week is designed to educate youth about drug prevention. It was first sponsored by the National Family Partnership in 1988. In this blog post I’ll share free teacher lesson plans for Red Ribbon Week! Earlier this year, I shared Responsibility.org’s Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix program. Ask, Listen, Learn is a…

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Save Money on Easy, Awesome Science Projects @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Ward’s Science has cool hands-on science lessons. Everything comes in the box and you’re ready to engage your students. Recently I tested three of these science kits and in this blog post, I’ll share a review of these kits and how you can save 15% and get free shipping on your future order before October 31, 2019. Additionally, I’ll share information on engaging students in hands-on science learning. This post is sponsored by Ward’s Science. All opinions are my own.…

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How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Today Dan Meyer @ddmeyer gives us tips and advice for helping kids who hate math learn to love it. He explains the 3-Act method of teaching. From The 10 Minute Teacher Vault — As we finish season 5, we have been airing the most popular shows of all time. Since Apple Podcasts only holds 297 episodes, many of these popular shows are worth a re-listen. Enjoy! Listen Now Subscribe to the Show Full Bio As Submitted Dan Meyer Dan Meyer @ddmeyer taught…

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Teaching Pupils About The Realities Of Work – Education Article

Reading Time: 2 minutes How easy is it to link careers to the curriculum? Careers advice in schools is a challenging and critical aspect of the curriculum to help offer pupils develop their employability skills. These soft skills help students become employable, but curriculum restraint is difficult for schools. These free activities from IGD can help teachers develop these skills with our pupils within a congested curriculum. Curriculum planning Career planning in schools used to be the domain of specialist…

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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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16 Fast, Fun Things to End on An Up Note – 🎶 – Education Article

We’re working towards the end of the school year, teachers! You’re going to make it! In this newsletter, I’ve got 16 fun, quick ideas to make the end of the school year more exciting. Oh, and interestingly, Kahoot bought Dragonbox. My best stuff typically goes in my weekly newsletter. I’m sharing last week’s newsletter content because I thought it might be helpful for some of you (and you could see why you should subscribe.) Just scroll down to the bottom or…

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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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Quick Classroom Activity for Making Math Memes with Spark Post – Education Article

A few times a day I chuckle at a text message or social media post with a meme. Maybe it’s a Game of Thrones reference sent by a friend or a corny joke sent by a family member. Either way, a meme requires a certain level of topical knowledge and a big dose of creativity to really get laughs.  Creating memes with students is a great classroom activity. It asks students to think deeply about a topic, apply what they’ve…

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Educational Technology Guy: Google Dynamic Learning Project Strategy Menu – Education Article

The Google Dynamic Learning Project is a great resource for educators and educational leaders. It helps schools create sustained, system change with support, resources, consulting and coaching and more. One of the components that is very useful to teachers is the Project Strategy Menu. With the PSM, you can review thought-starters for instructional strategies, explore tech tools and start tackling your challenges as an educator. You can search for resources and tools by Challenge Area, Strategy or Tool, and then filter…

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How to Scale Instructional Planning, Perspective from a History Classroom – Education Article

By Benjamin Heckscher, History Department Head Lycée International de Saint-Germain-en-Laye American Section For most of my career, I was content to take the general topics in my history curriculum that I was to teach and to just move through them in order, trying to get it all in before the end of the year. A few issues came up that made me reconsider my instructional planning. First: when simply running through the material, you tend to leave one subject unfinished and…

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Question Formulation Techniques with Chris Fancher – Education Article

Chris Fancher is a Middle Years Program (MYP) design teacher at a public International Baccalaureate (IB) charter school in Round Rock, TX. He has taught every course, from pre-algebra to calculus, in more than 20 years of public education. As a military spouse, he found himself teaching mathematics in four states and two countries, as well as teaching college algebra and college statistics for the University of Maryland University College. Chris honed his project-based learning (PBL) skills at the nationally…

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Free Lesson Plans from Study.com – Education Article

Study.com is an online distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and physics) aligned with many popular textbooks. Resources include not only videos but study tools, guides, quizzes, and more. You can read more detail on my Study.com review here. What a lot of educators don’t know is that Study.com offers thousands of lesson plans for teachers — hundreds of them for free — to simplify lesson preparation and save time…

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One Click Wonder: Digitizing Lesson Plans and Class Materials – Education Article

Presenting Digital Lessons Now for presenting digital lessons. History lesson plans might involve a short lecture, a YouTube clip, a few pages from the textbook, and a worksheet. For that class, you need your own notes and maybe some PowerPoint slides, there will be the YouTube video, you’ll have to bring your textbook, and find the worksheet to print. It’s also a lot of moving parts. As an example, that video is going to take a few minutes to get…

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Read Aloud Videos and Teacher Guides for Your Classroom – Education Article

Over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to speak at a variety of literacy conferences. From Nebraska to Maryland, Orlando to Austin, I’ve shared strategies for integrating digital tools into the classroom and favorite online resources for educators. High on my list of favorite resources is Storyline Online. If you haven’t heard of Storyline Online before it is a free resource with read aloud videos. On their website, you can search for different children’s picture books or browse…

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18 Challenges for Teachers Online Course – FREE for Subscribers! – Education Article

The 18 Challenges for Teachers ONLINE COURSE! Now FREE for Subscribers ($60 value) That’s right! Subscribe to Shake Up Learning emails and you can get this online course for FREE! (details and form below) What’s This Course About? The 18 Challenges Course is the companion course to the FREE 18 Challenges ebook announced earlier this year. The 18 Challenges Course is NOT about the tool! This course is about transforming learning in your classroom and trying new things! There is something…

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