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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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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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Lessons From Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacy

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Using Humor in the Classroom

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A New Instructional Model Keeps At-Risk Kids Engaged

Algebra teacher Kadhir Rajagopal shares an in-class strategy for keeping students invested in the learning process.

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Lesson Planning and the Common Core: A Unit Based on TED.com

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares a blended genre unit where students research and write their own persuasive speeches in the TED.com format.

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Opportunities to Learn from Occupy Oakland

Blogger Elena Aguilar believes the Occupy movement is a call to equality and better funding in our public schools.

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Visual Art as Critical Thinking

Blogger Andrew Miller celebrates teachers who engage their students' cognitive abilities through creative methods.

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Argumentative Writing is a Key Focus in Common Core Standards

Regardless of the subject, argumentative or persuasive writing is a key component of Common Core Standards.

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Resources and Downloads to Improve Student Performance

Educators from Cochrane Collegiate Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School
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Differentiated Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed

Mix teacher collaboration and innovative leadership with a big dose of differentiated instruction and you get Mesquite Elementary's winning recipe.

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The Mind's Eye: A Halloween Activity to Ignite Young Imaginations

Gaetan Pappalardo shares the Mind's Eye, a Halloween activity to ignite young imaginations.

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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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Six Outdoor Education Resources for Parents

Cure the summertime blues with outdoor education! In this blog, Matt Davis pulls together six of the best outdoor education resources from around the web.

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A Teachable Moment: Turning News from Egypt into Classroom Lessons

With civil unrest mounting in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, instructional coach Elena Aguilar discusses ways to use current events in the classroom and why it's important.

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A Proposition for Handling Remainders Better - Please!

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson says we're not doing math doing students any favors by sweeping remainders under the rug at the end of a division problem. He proposes three ways of examining what that remainder is.

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Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers Meet the Lesson Study Method

Guest blogger Anne-Lise Halvorsen introduces the lesson study, a professional development method she uses to engage and inspire pre-service teachers around elementary social studies curriculum.

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One-Minute Papers: A Way to Further Design Thinking

Guest blogger Ashley Nahornick, a Doctorate of Education Candidate at Teachers College Columbia, offers a one-minute strategy for introducing teachers and students to the mindset of design thinking.

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