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Running on Empty? 25 Tricks to Jumpstart Routine Lessons

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Over the years, I’ve noticed how one question can change the dynamics of any situation. Everything might be moving along quite nicely at the dinner table, everyone’s happy and laughing but one question can send those same smiling faces into a frenzy of shouts and upset.

This also holds true in a classroom. Students may be working quietly and the teacher might be content but one question or comment from a student or the teacher can turn…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 28, 2013 at 10:34pm — No Comments

50 Ways to Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

As children, young children, everything meant playing and art. We saw the world as a playground and a canvass. It didn’t matter whether or not we could actually draw. What mattered was the thrill of creating something beautiful.

We were all artists. We still are.

So reminding students that inspiration matters, that art lives and breathes inside every segment of education also means tweaking your lessons a bit. Switching your…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 25, 2013 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Comedy in the Classroom: 50 Ways to Bring Laughter Into Any Lesson

During a recent class session, my students stared at me with blank expressions, glassy eyes, pasty and pale skin, and jowls drooping. I think I even saw a string of saliva hanging from the corner of one student’s mouth.

I was reviewing plot structure. It was perfect except for the fact that I was boring them to death. So I blurted out, “No wonder you like The Walking Dead, you look like zombies.”

Suddenly, the students sporadically…

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Added by Tess Pajaron on March 24, 2013 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Web 2.0 Taxonomy

Educators are undoubtedly familiar with Bloom's Taxonomy and how it has impacted which activities teachers design for learning activities.Teachers are also keenly aware of how technology can impact and motivate student engagement. This graphic organizer brings the two together and gives teachers an "Easy button" when deciding which Web 2.0 tools to explore at each level of the taxonomy. As you design your lessons, consider this visual aid to help integrate technology into your day-to-day…

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Added by Synessa Debro on February 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

My Newest and Best Resources for Teaching the Colonial Era

I didn’t post anything last week because I was rushing to get my new book, HISTORY QUESTERS Colonies Trek ready to distribute in time to be used for your Colonial Unit. I’m thrilled to announce that the e-version is now available at…

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Added by Debra Collett on October 8, 2012 at 11:35pm — No Comments

First Day of School Lesson Ideas

The first day of school. Do you still get the tingles when you think of it? I bet your students do. You want to set just the right tone for the fresh new school year. You want to keep that excitement alive in your students. You want to let them know yours is a classroom that will be fun—but still values learning above all. So what do you plan? You probably want to start with an ice-breaker to…

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Added by Debra Collett on August 16, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Homosexuality Jigsaw Lesson



Every year I dread the approach of ch.7 in our book since it deals with Homosexuality, and past years have taught me that the Catholic Church's teaching on this subject …

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Added by Carmen on March 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

St. Patricks Day with a Tech Twist

Irisih eyes are smiling, and so are we at TCI.  For a little holiday fun in advance of March 17th, I have written a lesson to learn about Ireland’s most famous name.  This skill builder lesson utilizes an emerging tech trend as well, QR codes.  Now, have no fear if you’re not familiar with QR codes you can read a previous post on the blog here.  Take advantage of the opportunity to have students learn about the life of St. Patrick and also get their geek on.…



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Added by Brian Thomas on March 11, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Wildly Successful Metacognition Lesson!

(To see the post with accompanying photos, please visit my blog at http://www.fortheloveofteaching.net.  I can't get the pictures on the ning to look right.)
Today my class was featured in an article in The Edmond Sun.  The reporter discussed our growing class brain in…
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Added by Diane Dahl on February 26, 2011 at 7:06pm — No Comments

5 minutes to showcase?

So, I have applied for a school district out of my home state. I have progressed to the 2nd phase of the application process (which is huge in my eyes). The second phase requires me to record a 5-minute lesson plan showcasing my talents as a teacher. As a first year teacher, I find this a challenge to greatly demonstrate my skills, strategies, ideas and techniques in such a limited amount of time.

However, because I would really like to get this job, I have gone with what is required of… Continue

Added by Lauren on July 7, 2010 at 12:12am — No Comments

Teaching about the Earthquake in Haiti (resources and links)

The following is a list of resources to use in the classroom for teaching about the earthquake in Haiti. I hope they can be of some assistance. Feel free to comment with additional resources.



PBS News Hour Extra: Island Nation of Haiti Reels After Earthquake Causes 'Enormous' Damage



Reading Rockets:… Continue

Added by Kurt Schollin on January 15, 2010 at 11:39am — No Comments

I'm going to stay at home and teach!

Well I really think I will. No I suppose I can't see senior management being happy but today did get me thinking. School is now open after the Snow of late however I'm still Snowed in! I can't even get the car up the drive let alone to a gritted road over 2 miles away. So faced with the tedious task of setting cover this morning I took a leaf from a fellow Twitter user I'm following (@DeputyMitchell, I'm sure he won't mind me giving a mention) and held a live online lesson with my Year 7… Continue

Added by Jamie Bowring on January 11, 2010 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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