Backward Design: The Basics
Are we planning with clear, measurable, meaningful learning goals to guide us, or are we just keeping students busy?
How to Create a Project Based Learning Lesson
There’s still a wide range of understanding of what high quality PBL is and how to plan for it. Here’s a step-by-step guide.
Is That Higher-Order Task Really Higher Order?
Ask any group of teachers if their goal is to simply have students regurgitate facts, and every one of them will say no. Despite that, it keeps happening.
To Boost Learning, Just Add Movement
Physical movement makes learning stick better. Explore six different ways to add more movement to your classroom.
Power Lesson: Note-Taking Stations
To take quality notes, students need to be taught how. This fantastic station-rotation lesson gets the job done, and it can be used with all kinds of other content as well.
To Learn, Students Need to DO Something
Too often, we’re expecting students to learn material without asking them to do much of anything with it. Why is this a problem? Where did it come from? And how can we fix it?
Are your worksheets contributing to meaningful learning, or just keeping students busy?
Introducing the One-Sentence Lesson Plan
Focus your planning by getting clear on just three things: the WHAT, the HOW, and the WHY.