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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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Bell Ringer Exercises

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How to Teach Kids About Factoring a Polynomial

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Toss the Script

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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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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Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.

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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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The Last 40 Days Until Summer

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee proposes a few useful alternatives to rigorous testing and aimless drifting as the long countdown to summer vacation begins.

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Teacher Reviews New Student Participation App

Blogger Matt Hurst describes GoSoapBox, a fun web app that offers unique new ways to boost in-class participation.

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Five Ways to Empower Students

Teacher, student and blogger Adora Svitak explains how teachers can give students a more empowering role in their own education.

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New-Teacher Academy: Lesson Planning

Blogger Lisa Dabbs and teacher Matt Ray offer some suggestions about lesson planning in her New Teacher Academy series.

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Superhero Science

Guest blogger Autumn Crisp teaches her third graders about science by analyzing the powers of popular superheroes and having students scientifically invent their own mind-boggling comic book characters.

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Students Explore Storytelling with a Real-Life Adventurer

Bounding from far-flung expeditions to public school classrooms, Peter Lourie shows students how to write with verve and detail.

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The Last 40 Days Until Summer

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee proposes a few useful alternatives to rigorous testing and aimless drifting as the long countdown to summer vacation begins.

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Defining Authenticity in Historical Problem Solving

History teacher Rob Hallock continues Sammamish High School's blog series about the seven key elements for integrating PBL with a description of presenting his students with authentic problems to solve.

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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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Building Classroom Community Amongst the Machines

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek reviews the meaning of community to a generation growing up on social media, and offers three exercises for strengthening human interaction within a classroom full of devices.

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Game Jam Your Classroom

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller explains what a game jam is and how you can use it to teach and assess 21st century skills, focus on deeper learning, and present content.

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