Found art, shadows, and water painting

The ideas from Katie Morris about end-of-the-year art projects are so wonderfully unique and varied. The chalk murals are my favorite. Each project can so easily be collaborative and adapted for different types of learners. Even if you are not an art teacher, you may want to integrate these inspired projects into studies of nature, […]

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Lights, flip camera, action

Teach Science and Math is such a great resource for K-12 educators. I check it regularly and sometimes look back at the archives to see if I have missed anything!

Chapter in a box

Today, I get to bring Differentiation Daily visitors over to my professional website: www.paulakluth.com. On this site, I do share some ideas on differentiation, but mostly focus on short articles, posts, and reflections on the topic of inclusive schooling. In April, however, I did focus a lot on classroom supports. I honored Autism Awareness Month […]

Do you flex?

Loved this post from passion4theprofession about using flexible groupings and active learning structures in the classroom. You will find a few ideas for encouraging student engagement in this post along with a printable handout that can be used to create quick groupings and partnerships.

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TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: More ideas for teaching tweets

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Science and stories

Get your literature-loving students hooked on science by featuring kiddie lit and other trade books during science lessons. Ms. Winston’s Blog will give you lots of ideas for getting started.

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Cell animation resource

John Kryk, biologist and artist, has created a phenomenal web resource for educators. His cell biology “movies” will be a great supplement to lectures and whole class discussions. The clips would also work well during a stations/centers lesson where learners had many different ways to study cells (e.g., watching clips, reading about cells).

Creating clouds

I know so many tactile learners who would love this lesson from Krazy About Kiddos. Students in this first grade classroom get to stretch out and squeeze cotton balls to make the shapes and textures of the different types of clouds. How memorable and how fun! This would also make a great bulletin board. If […]

FUN FRIDAY: Tactile landscapes

We are over at the Crayola website today with a lesson that could delight your sensory-seeking students. Artistic learners will love it as well. The lesson involves having students analyze different landforms and match them to textured materials (e.g., wax paper to represent waterfalls, sandpaper to represent the desert). Once they decide on a range […]

A guide to differentiating

Does effectively teaching 30 students in one classroom require teachers to develop 30 lessons, one tailor-made for each student? Or should teachers “aim for the middle” and hope to reach most students in a given lesson? The answer is not simple, but an article on Education.com examines the characteristics of differentiation and offers suggestions for how teachers […]