Paint a dragon on your interactive white board for Chinese new year.
Chinese New year ideas, crafts, and activities. If you like topical activities, this is one for you. It includes Chinese New Year Animal Masks, Paint a Dragon, and Comprehensive activities. Bring awareness to different cultures and calendars.
This resource is getting great reviews and is one you may want to look at if you’re an elementary teacher.
“designed primarily for older children with moderate learning difficulties. It could be adapted for younger children. Children can talk about some sections as well as draw their answers.”
Lots of resources and ideas for Martiin Luther King’s birthday right around the corner. Lots of free things to download and use as you plan the lessons around this great man.
Tom Bennett’s guide for using body language in the classroom. This is a short guide that could be used to review these concepts with teachers. It isn’t whether you learned this in school it is whether you apply it in your classroom today. Sometimes we all need reminders, especially when we realize that our students are getting a bit out of hand. Usually, we’ve forgotten what works.
Having problems with behavior in your classroom? Here are some great resources that you could use in your classroom or school? Attendance and Classroom management are some good ones to look at this time of year. Just remember that whatever you select that you should never underestimate the power of a raised eyebrow or proximity (getting closer to someone who has behavior issues.)
What would your personal mascot be? I love this post and question (and also the comments that kids are making on the New York Times query.)
The NEA has free lesson plans for you to use. They have themed plans organized by month. I would look here for seasonal ideas no matter your type of school.
Language arts teachers of all ages will love the free lesson plans on this website. They are standards based and organized by grade level.
“Overview | What is bioluminescence, and what function does it play in living organisms? How have researchers harnessed bioluminescence in studies of toxicity and pollution? In this lesson, students explore deep-sea bioluminescence, learn how scientists use this property to identify contaminants in water and participate in a forum on water pollution.”
This preschool teacher doesn’t use the typical lesson plan book. I love the transparency. “Here is my system: Since I am a big fan of the Reggio Emilia Project Approach, I do not sit down before the week begins and plan what we’ll do for each day. I plan for the current day, and am willing to make changes if something wonderful has come up. (For example, we might be learning how to make paper but a child brings in an amazing collection of shells. If the children want to learn about shells that day, I am ready to switch gears. The paper can wait.) This system allows me to switch gears and not have to re-write anything.”.
Lesson plan on pronouns using the New York Times.
AJ Juliani’s 20% project based on Google’s 20% guideline for employees.
Paula has collected resources for helping students with irregular English verbs. I’m struggling with helping my fourth grader learn them and have a whole week to get ready for the test and will be using these sites, review games, and activities! Thank you Paula!
The US Federal Government has a website that catalogs all the educational material from the US Federal Government. These free resources are in every subject and grade level. Share with curriculum directors, especially fornthosenofnyou creating your own textbooks.
So you need a writing prompt or ideas to get students excited about writing. Here is an idea that used Mario and Sonic to encourage writing.
This describes how a games based approach can be used for collaboratively building descriptions of characters and or settings. It can be used as the initial stimulus for imaginative writing by providing “concrete” experiences for learners.
Lesson plans about the vietnam war. This is a UK document and may give you different perspectives in your studies. Worksheets, powerpoints, and documents to use with this 3 lesson. It includes a lesson on military tactics.
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