DI facts, tips, and info

This post at Teaching Tolerance is a fantastic resource for those either learning about DI or for those teaching others about it. It includes great video excerpts, discussion questions, and specific classroom examples. Learn about cubing, scaffolding and other techniques here. This short piece is a must for anyone seeking to understand more about differentiation, […]

Differentiating word work

The Differentiation Destination has what you need if you are seeking ideas for supporting diverse learners in word work activities. You will even find ideas for integrating technology and using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) in this post.

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!

Put writers in flight with Storybird

Storybird is a unique website bringing artists and writers together. Artists submit collections of their art and authors can use it to create storybooks for themselves or to share with others.

An English classroom for active learners

Today’s featured post comes from the high school English classroom. Dr. Pezz, a secondary education teacher, over at The Doc Is In shares an outstanding active learning lesson in this post focused on changing activities every 15 minutes. The lesson would clearly appeal to…

TODD’S TECH TUESDAY: Differentiation is newsworthy

Not every lesson involving student writing needs to be an old-fashioned narrative.  Using the unique tool at Fodey, students can create their very own newspaper “clipping”.  

FUN FRIDAY: Westward Expansion-opoly?

Student-created games can be used in any subject area. In this teacher’s classroom, the content area of focus is social studies. This post from Teaching Social Studies is a few years old but we found it well worth dusting off and giving it a second look as it focuses on collaboration, student-centered review, and fun.

Myth brainstorming machine

Scholastic’s website has too many fabulous tools to mention in one post so we will be visiting them often on this blog. One of my favorite parts of the site is the myth brainstorming machine.

Is your math lesson Taboo?

Many times students are able to give you a definition of a math term, but they do not really understand the concept. Challenge them to sharpen their understanding of certain terms and concepts with a game of Math Taboo. We lifted this idea from a high school teacher in Brooklyn who uses Taboo with his ELL […]

An English classroom for active learners

Today’s featured post comes from the high school English classroom.