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5 Easy Tips for Making Lesson Plans Great

Teachers come in all shapes and sizes, and the methods they use vary greatly. There are some that plan meticulously, and others that prefer to fly by the seat of their pants. I believe that a mixture of both is the best way to a smooth, stress-free lesson. Here are a few tips:A good lesso ...

Winning Instructional Strategies

Most instructors enjoy students who can sit through a lecture, review all course materials, and apply the concepts without issue. There are not many of these students out there however so we need to consider the instructional strategies we are using in the classroom. The strategies we employ impact ...

21st Century Engagement Tools

Students today have advertisers, social media, friends, parents, and other teachers, all bidding for their attention. As a teacher, if you can keep them focused for an entire class period, you are doing very well! Keeping students engaged is not a 21st century problem, but it can be addressed with ...

Motivate Your Students

Think back to your favorite teacher. Did you do more for them and their classes? Do you remember what set them apart? Did they seem to “get you”? This teacher likely made you feel that he or she knew you.  It probably felt like like they knew what mattered to you.Historically, stud ...

Interstellar inspires Lesson Plans

“The science fiction of yesterday is the scientific fact of today” and looks like the internet giant Google and the makers of Interstellar have taken this statement rather seriously.Google has trained and certified teachers to include a lesson plan in the curriculum, which is inspired b ...

Technological Twists to Lesson Plans

When every part of our lives is being touched and made comfortable by technology, then why can’t it be used in our classrooms? This is what Illinois State University has set itself to do by introducing studio “TEaCH” in their campus.In their own words, this concept encourages the ...

Lesson Plans Get Energy Breaks

We all have been there and done that: The continuous classes and boring lectures back to back, ending the day with a feeling that our brains are going to explode. Nevertheless, the dynamics of classes’ right from elementary to high school are set to change.Julie Reimer, Chairwoman of Active S ...

Google Brings in Advanced Lesson Plans

Hello students, Google has brought you a digital classroom. Last year, Bing came up with a digitized lesson plan, and now Google has responded by bringing you a new online education management system to add some flavor to the world of digital learning.With more and more of the world’s content ...

Thrift Store Lessons in Special Education

Education is a right to all. Everyone should be able to get educated so they can progress in this world. Some years ago, special education wasn’t something that was commonly known of or practiced, but seeing the importance of a proper education, special children today have been given a lot of ...