Contrasting Cases: A Simple Strategy for Deep Understanding
This flexible tool helps students go beyond surface traits and consider deeper connecting principles.
Make Units More Inspiring with Vision Boards
Planning units can be less than exciting when all you have to deal with is words. A vision board can generate fresh enthusiasm and help you focus on what really matters.
Fire Up Your Students with a Campaign Project
Whether it’s real or fictional, putting students to work on a campaign for a cause is a powerful way to get them writing persuasively.
A Look Inside a Teacher Fellowship Program
Imagine a professional development scenario where you are given funding, choice, and time to collaborate with others in your specialty area who energize and inspire you.
To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation
A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here’s how it works.
Classroom Eye Candy 3: The Funky Science Lab
After sixteen years of teaching, high school teacher Kisaundra Harris switched to flexible seating. Her students now call her classroom a safe haven.
How to Approach Your Teaching Like a Master Chef
If we want our lessons to have a long-lasting impact on our students, we need to design our instruction the way a chef prepares a good meal.
The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies
Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging.