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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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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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Using Humor in the Classroom

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Lessons From Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacy

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Best Cat Videos for Educators

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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Lessons From Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacy

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Summer Learning Tips

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee reviews a number of ways (many of them fun) to keep children engaged during summer break and give them a running start for the new school year.

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Year-End Tech Reflections

Blogger Nick Provenzano encourages us to review which tech tools we used during the school year, how effective they were, and whether we should use them again.

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Combining SEL and Social Studies

Blogger Maurice Elias presents a social studies lesson that challenges students to think with their heads and their hearts.

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Searching for Voice: The Colossal Failure of Free Writing Analyzers

Blogger Todd Finley, after amusing yet disastrous experiments with online writing analyzers, suggests a number of creative ways to help young writers find a voice that fits.

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Seven Tips for Building Positive Relationships with English-Language Learners

Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share seven suggestions for reaching out to and gaining the confidence of English-language learners in the classroom.

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.

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Telling Isn't Teaching: The Fine Art of Coaching

Blogger Richard L. Curwin compares coaching to teaching, and describes the benefits of modeling and repetitive practice over simply telling a student what to do.

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A Tour of High-Quality Open Education Resources (OER) for Writing

Blogger Todd Finley leads an engaging tour of open education resources for any teacher who wants his or her students to be better writers.

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Common Core in Action Series

A growing collection of grade-level and subject-specific resources for Common Core-aligned lessons.

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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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Getting to Know Your Students Through Poetry

Blogger Elena Aguilar shares "I Am From," which is a dynamic poetry lesson where students experience the writing process and share about their lives.

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Combining SEL and Social Studies

Blogger Maurice Elias presents a social studies lesson that challenges students to think with their heads and their hearts.

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Science Inquiry Carnival: Inquiry-Based Projects for the Classroom

STEM blogger Eric Brunsell shares a huge variety of inquiry-based projects to engage students.

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Planning a Lesson, Telling a Story

Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea explains how planning a lesson is a lot like telling a story, and how important it is to hook students with a good beginning.

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