Sponge activities: What to Do on Lame Duck School Days - When you’re still technically in school, but the conditions just aren’t great for teaching, what do you do to make the most of the time? Here’s a list of ideas.
Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations
12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom - Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.
To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation - A digital curation project is a fast way to engage critical thinking in any content area. Here’s how it works. We do this when we compile an annotated bibliography.
I have combed through tons of online resources on how to differentiate instruction, and have put together this collection of the clearest, most high-quality books, articles, videos and documents for learning how to differentiate in your classroom.
Classroom Management: 4 Keys to Starting the Year off Right
Why It's So Hard for Teachers to Take Care of Themselves (And 4 Ways to Start) - As a whole, teachers aren't great about taking care of themselves. But that can change, and these 4 steps can help make that happen.
Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci