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053: How to Plan a Unit in 30 Minutes. When you plan out full units in advance, it makes it so much easier to fit in everything you want (and need) to cover.

053: How to Plan a Unit in 30 Minutes

You can portion the homework pretty equally, hit all your priorities, and keep students engaged with variety while also keeping consistent routines where you want them. 8 ways to move out of overwhelm when everything feels exhausting. You know those moments when you look at your to-do list, and feel like you can’t do anything on there because you’re so exhausted?

8 ways to move out of overwhelm when everything feels exhausting

When just basic adulting feels like too much? Miniature Study Room DIY – LifeWHOA. EDrenaline Rush – Game-changing student engagement for any classroom. Free ebook: "The Digital PIRATE," tech and PIRATE teaching. So, I made something for you.

Free ebook: "The Digital PIRATE," tech and PIRATE teaching

I hope you like it! Dave Burgess’s book “Teach Like a PIRATE” has been an eye-opener for me and countless other teachers around the planet. The book demonstrates how to use passion and the art of performance to create unforgettable learning experiences. It includes my favorite part, hooks — practical ideas you can implement in class immediately that can boost student engagement.

I took on “The 30 Day Pirate Challenge,” where I tried to incorporate something from the book each day to engage, inspire and entertain my students. As I dig deeper into the book, the techie teacher geek in me keeps asking, “How could technology take these ideas to the next level?” #QRBreakIN: A game-changing approach to old-school centers. When we leverage the engagement that comes with game-based activities, powerful learning can occur.

#QRBreakIN: A game-changing approach to old-school centers

Add the fun and excitement of escape room style puzzles and code breaking to center activities and you have #QRBreakIN! This post is written by John Meehan, an instructional coach at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, Virginia. You can find John on Twitter @MeehanEDU or on his website. My 11th-grade English students loved escape room activities in class. But I was bugged by the fact that not every student ended up having access to every puzzle each time we ran these scenarios. Likewise, there’s an inevitable logjam at the very end of most escape room games as some 20+ students crowd around a table that’s only so big to watch only a handful of their peers try to bust open that final lock. Bridging the Writing Gap: Centering Student Voices in High School and College Writing. By Kristen Marakoff and P.L. Thomas Kristen Marakoff’s journey to becoming a high school English teacher began 7 years ago in Paul Thomas’ foundations course. She completed the certification program at Paul’s university, where he taught English Language Arts teaching methods and supervised her field work.

Simple Bitmoji How To - Google Slides. (1) Teacher Bullet Journal Set Up- 2018-2019. Effective and Efficient Teaching » Table of Contents. 6th Grade English - Secondary Curriculum. Lesson Plan Blues (updated) – Mrs. Love's Blog-0-Rama: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver.

10th Grade Units. 10th Grade Text List. 10th Grade Text List. Very Short Stories for High School & Middle School. Howard is an avid short story reader who likes to help others find and understand stories.

Very Short Stories for High School & Middle School

If your students are struggling to get into the short story, or you're pressed for time, here are some very brief stories to get you started. They're not as short as Hemingway's famous six-word story (For sale: baby shoes, never worn.), but they're manageable even for reluctant readers. Most are under 2,000 words; I've included an approximate word count where I could. English Language Arts - Home. Designing a Syllabus Painlessly - Spark Creativity. When school begins, there is always SO MUCH to do.

Designing a Syllabus Painlessly - Spark Creativity

So much of it I love, but a few of the necessary activities just seem to drag on my time. I think we can all agree that watching the video on blood borne pathogens for the thousandth time is not an exciting launch to the year. But creating an inspiring classroom space and rolling out dynamic fall units is a blast. Shopping for new office supplies is not really an onerous task either... I like to focus my attention on the things that inspire and motivate me, and always find myself slow in getting around to typing up my syllabus. Though I love creating courses, I have never been the best at summarizing them in a neat little package for my students on the syllabus.

Copy of Ongoing Self Assessment & Learning Log. 2007 Outline AmericanLiterature English Digital. 20 Years Gradeless: Having My Cake and Eating It Too – Teachers Going Gradeless. How To Write Long Range Plans - 2 Peas and a Dog. Long Range Plans sometimes called Scope and Sequence are important for digging deeper into the curriculum (standards), and to ensure you cover all the required material before the end of the year.

How To Write Long Range Plans - 2 Peas and a Dog

Here is my process for creating long range plans for the subjects I teach: 1. Print off a paper copy or use a digital monthly calendar for your school year. 2. Write in any dates that you currently know about such as field trips, holidays, testing, and special events. 3. 4. 5. 6. How to Grade Faster - David Rickert. Share on Facebook83 shares on Facebook Share on StumbleUpon0 shares on StumbleUpon I don’t know a single teacher who would rather grade than teach (and if you do, give me your address.

How to Grade Faster - David Rickert

I’ll send you a large package with a self-addressed stamped envelope with some essays. Thanks!) However, grading essays, tests, and homework is part of the responsibility of being a teacher. If you’re an English teacher like me, you can easily be bombarded with papers. 1 Crowd-Sourcing for Strategies for Question Descriptors. Are You a Curator or a Dumper? 9 TED Talks recommended by students, for students. Which TED Talks do students love?

9 TED Talks recommended by students, for students

We asked TED-Ed Club Members around the world to share their favorites. Below, check out 9 great talks recommended by and for young people: Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model. Whenever I’m asked the question, “How do we fix education?”

Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model

I find myself emphasizing the importance of creating smaller learning communities within the context of the larger classroom. I passionately believe the most effective learning communities are those that allow teachers to spend more time working individually or in small groups with their students to customize and personalize instruction. Response: Underused Teaching and Learning Strategies. (This is the first post in a four-part series) The new question-of-the-week is: What is an instructional strategy and/or teaching concept that you think is under-used/under-appreciated in the classroom that you think should be practiced more widely?

There are tons of different teaching and learning strategies out there. As the saying goes, there are more than you can shake a sick at! Dogfooding: Do You Do Your Own Assignments? Is Your Classroom Academically Safe? Collaboration 4 Ways. The Classroom It had been a great week in the classroom: we had shared our stories, written in our notebooks, and analyzed Queen’s awesome “Bohemian Rhapsody” (if that’s not a “fun on a bun” way to dive into rhetorical analysis, I’m not sure what is!). But despite my best intentions, I had not faithfully modeled engagement with writing mini lessons (ML’s) and folded in collaboration the way I intended. Okay, or much at all. You know how it goes . . . you nibble some off this end and things slide a little at the other end. How to Host a Classroom Murder Mystery – Engaging and Effective Teaching. My murder mystery lesson is by far my students’ favorite – and for good reason!

They get to be a part of the story, walk around and engage with classmates, and compete to see who can solve the mystery first! Here’s a link to my classroom mystery resources via TeachersPayTeachers, or read on to learn how to create your own. English Activities for High School You'll Want to Try Right Now. Engaging middle and high schoolers can sometimes be tricky.

How many times have you planned (what you think is) a cool and exciting lesson, only to walk away feeling pretty bummed and discouraged when your hip activity is a bust? Believe me. Edutopia. Going gradeless…mapping learning. How to Plan a Lesson, a Unit, or Even a Curriculum. This #2ndaryELA Twitter chat was all about lesson, unit, and curriculum planning. Introducing the One-Sentence Lesson Plan. Foundation Lesson The Post Mortem of a Protagonist (1) Teaching materials from the David Foster Wallace archive. Teaching materials from the David Foster Wallace archive Share this page A small but significant portion of the David Foster Wallace archive represents his teaching career, from his graduate school years through to his work as a faculty member at Pomona College in the years before his death. Wallace not only had high expectations for his students, but took his own role as a teacher very seriously. Syllabi, paper topic handouts, quizzes, vocabulary lists, heavily annotated teaching texts, and other documents dating from the late 1980s to 2008 are represented in the collection.

How Can I Organize My Research? Copy of Essay Feedback Reflection. How Both Students and Teachers Can Use Anchor Charts. Jessica Keigan's Profile. Jessica Keigan curriculum. Ww2.kqed. It's No Laughing Matter - For Teachers. Teaching Literary Analysis. Literary analysis is a vital stage in the development of students' critical thinking skills. Bloom's Taxonomy illustrates that analysis should come at the fourth level, right after comprehension and application. What this means is that students must be able to understand and describe the text before they are able to analyze its elements. Share My Lesson. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Film Analysis Packet. Grading Thinking…The Struggle – Things Mr.G says. First I feel like I need to say the beauty of teaching is just like the beauty of learning. Change over time. A Mentor Classroom Approach. My 2017 New Year's resolution was to learn a new skill. I take pride in calling myself a life-long learner, but it occurred to me that most of the ways I was still learning were based in reading, writing, and teaching: three things that come very easily and naturally to me, partly through aptitude, but mainly due to many years of practice.

Scaffolding the Literary Analysis Response. For several years now, I’ve watched students struggle year after year with the same concepts. Use Hyper Docs To Increase Student Engagement - 2 Peas and a Dog. Tracy Enos is an 8th Grade teacher from Rhode Island, United States. The Many Uses for Index Cards. High School English Bulletin Board, Epic Opening Lines, FREE & Easy to Build. Flipgrid - Video for student engagement and formative assessment.

Kiddom: Standards-Based Grading Made Wonderful. Binder basics {how to make a teacher planning binder} Teacher organization tips - planning binder. EC planner mini post-its template.pptx. O-H So Blessed!: Erin Condren + post-its = LOVE! Pinterest. Common Curriculum. EDpuzzle. Lesson Planning Tool. The Reflective Teacher Plan... by Excelling In English. What Does it Mean and How to Teach it. The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies. Teacher Bullet Journal Flipthrough. Teacher Binder Bundle Edita... by Tracee Orman.

Plan de leçon 2017 2018 professeur Agenda 2017-2018 Agenda. Free Teacher Binder Printables: Over 25 Pretty Planning Templates! 21 Teacher Planner Spreads That Will Give You #OrganizationGoals - WeAreTeachers. Where Can I Get A Teacher Planner? Common Curriculum. Time & ToDo Planner. 16 Bullet Journal Layouts for Educators – Pretty Prints & Paper. Your Back-To-School Backpack: Support For The New School Year. DIY Lesson Plan Book (and Pinterest Inspired Presidents)