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Teaching Above the Test: PBL When I started teaching STEM science using PBL, I found out that, although there are millions of resources for "dessert projects" for middle school, there was not much in terms of the invitations to learn that I was looking for at this level. I started modifying or adapting what I found, and came up with several entry documents that I am now using in my practice. All of these have a "teacher corner" where you will find enduring understandings, essential questions and NGSS and CCSS alignment. Information Skills Lesson Plans Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu for This Page: General Collections of Lesson Plans | The Dewey Decimal System | Reference Books and Web Sites | Worksheets | Research Methods and Reports | Miscellaneous and Holiday Lessons General Collections of Lesson Plans Library Skills Lessons - by Katy Punch on Pinterest Scholastic's Lesson Plans & Reproducibles - Lesson plans for grades K - 12.

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Keys to Creating the Ultimate School Culture The underlying beliefs and norm values that administrators, teachers and students hold about their school creates a culture. Numerous educators, writers and researchers have written about school culture that is normally divided into two basic forms: positive and negative. Of course, every school district and school leader wishes that their school fall into the positive camp, but it takes more than wishing. Most of the responsibility and accountability has been placed on members of the school administration, but truly, school culture is shaped by everyone who is part of a school; it takes a village!

Interactive Storytelling and Coding - Tech With Jen When someone shares with me a new technology tool, I immediately try to think of ways I can use it in the classroom. There are a lot of cool apps and websites out there, but not everything is appropriate for teaching to the curriculum. One of the most important things I can do in my work with teachers is to make sure I share solid ideas to help them teach their existing standards. So when coding came on the scene, I wasn’t sure how I could incorporate it into the literacy standards. Fortunately, I learned about interactive storytelling and coding using Scratch Jr., but there isn’t a lot of ideas or products to help me implement interactive storytelling with ease. Knowing that coding is an important skill for students to learn, I knew I had to come up with ways to teach coding skills.

14 Resources on Making the Most of Homework We have all seen headlines like, “Are Young Kids Doing Too Much Homework?” and “Homework: Is It Worth the Hassle?” but while this debate continues, homework is a part of K–12 school life for the majority of educators and students. Find strategies and tools that discuss ways to make it more meaningful for students and manageable for teachers with this selection of resources just released on ASCD myTeachSource®.

The Book Bug: Lesson Freebies In an effort to clean up my freebies page and to make different types of freebies easier to find, I have made this page for LESSON FREEBIES. Here you will find links to freebies from me that I have posted on this blog. Click on the picture or the link below to access them. Many of the freebies are Google Docs, but you don't need to request that I "Share" the document with you in order to download a Google Doc from me.