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Lesson Plans

Want the nuts and bolts of how other teachers are presenting material? Find Edutopia-curated downloadable and linked resources here.

Five-Minute Film Festival: 10 Sources for Free Lesson Plans

Exploring free lesson planning resources can be overwhelming. Some are extremely useful, and others not so much. Here, VideoAmy shares a list of 10 of her favorite lesson planning tools available, as well as a playlist of videos to help teachers utilize them.

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Using Humor in the Classroom

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5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Graduating Students

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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Using Humor in the Classroom

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

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Summer Fun with Food: 10 Resources to Learn About Healthy Eating

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Seven Super Bowl Lesson Plans and Resources for the Classroom

Edutopia curated this list of Super Bowl lesson plans and resources from around the Web.

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Six Teaching Tools for Black History Month

Blogger Matthew Davis covers a variety of Web resources, from interactive timelines and rich multimedia to lesson plans and study guides, that can help bring black history into the classroom. (Updated 01/2014)

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Weaving Debate into the Writing Process

Guest blogger Ashley Prophet describes how collaborative writing exercises can benefit from the debate process.

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Reframing and Refining the Worksheet

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller assures us that worksheet doesn't have to be a dirty word, even in a PBL project.

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Use Arts Integration to Enhance Common Core

Arts integration specialist Susan Riley looks at some of the ways in which teaching with the arts can meet and enhance Common Core requirements.

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Letters to the President: Make It a Student Tradition

Blogger Suzie Boss encourages educators to teach their students that writing to their president is a longstanding American tradition.

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness

Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.

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Refocusing Students: How to Get Their Attention Back

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias offers activities to help secondary students practice focusing their attention and then getting themselves refocused when needed.

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How to Teach with Technology

Students fire off new lesson plans for the digital classroom.

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Trying Something New in Your Classroom For 30 Days

Blogger and middle-school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron offers up a list of new things she plans to try in the classroom.

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Presidents' Day: A Life Lesson for Students

Blogger Maurice Elias shares lesson ideas for Presidents' Day.

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Implementation of the ELA Common Core State Standards Across the Country

In the final blog of this series, Virginia Goatley and Brenda Overturf examine how the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being implemented throughout the U.S.

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Why We Must Recreate the Wheel

High school English teacher Ryan W. Ihrke looks past the dread of recreating the wheel to suggest that reinvention can actually be good for refreshing our teaching strategies.

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Seven Tech Integration Lesson Plans: Let the Voting Begin!

Seven great tech integration lesson plans. Vote for your favorite; the winner gets to donate Steven Johnson's new book Digital Tools for Learning to a deserving colleague.

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