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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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Back to School: A Surefire Strategy for Building Classroom Community

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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Bell Ringer Exercises

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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Back to School: A Surefire Strategy for Building Classroom Community

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Academic Sponge Activities

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Lessons From Nelson Mandela's Life and Legacy

Edutopia blogger and educator Elena Aguilar shares ways for bringing the many lessons from Nelson Mandela's life into the classroom.

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Teaching Critical Thinking (with Dog Food)

Guest blogger James Bach, a tech sector specialist in critical thinking, suggests an easy and amusing exercise to familiarize students with the concept of questioning commonly held assumptions.

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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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Common Core in Action Series

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

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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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Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Here, blogger Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.

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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

This educator's guide to open educational resources (OER) includes information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks.

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Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management

Educators from Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, have shared a some social and emotional learning tools, and we've gathered some of our favorite resources as well.

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Good-to-Go Projects for 2014

Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss proposes teachers start with a ready-made plan they can adapt to fit within the context of their classroom.

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Tools for Teaching: How to Transform Direct Instruction

Blogger Rebecca Alber encourages teachers to transform their direct instruction into more student-centered learning activities.

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Seven Technology Tips for Younger Elementary

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz provides tips for teaching technology to elementary school students.

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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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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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