Project based learning shifts the focus from the teacher to the students. In this approach, the students are tasked to come up with concrete products of what they have learned about a topic. This encourages authentic learning is initiated and made possible by the students themselves.
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Vocabulary exercises should be fun and what better way to get fun from learning than with a book of ridiculously, insane adventure! Captain Underpants strikes again through these vocabulary builders to get the whole class excited about language arts.
This mystery unit lesson plan will introduce your students to the mystery story genre. This is an exciting unit that encourages reluctant readers and fires up their imaginations. Read, analyze, discuss and write to fully engage your early elementary students into mysteries.
Using pipe cleaners and beads, little ones can create participate in a holiday craft and create an ornament.
No matter how much you love teaching, avoiding teacher burnout should be a goal you take seriously. Burnout is a common problem, not just in the field of education, but in many careers.
Are your students having problems with learning multiple meaning words (homographs)? If so, trying using this poem to help them grasp how two words can have one meaning.
A science experiment that demonstrates how enzymes contained in pineapple and liquid detergent work in turning a semi-solid gelatin product into its liquid form. In this experiment, students will be able to learn how enzymes work.
Making elementary travel lesson plans can be lots of fun if you choose to focus on more than one topic at a time. Use the information here to make your travel lesson plans as fun as they are educational.
When a fantasy novel has characters that are not human or a setting that is not on the Earth’s surface, use this activity to help students to connect with the unusual creatures and places. This lesson works great with novels like the Artemis Fowl Series.
In this expository writing lesson plan for high school English, students will read about the US Secretary of Education and then write letters to him. This is a fun activity for students and their teachers.
Second graders often struggle with math. As a teacher, making math fun can be a challenge. These second grade math activities will both teach your students important math concepts and help them actually enjoy learning!
Use these math activities for kids to keep your students in the learning mode even as they are having fun! Teaching is so much more rewarding when students don’t realize they are being taught!
Scientific tools don’t have to be expensive to be impressive. This activity involves students making elementary science tools from every day objects found laying around the house or classroom.
Use Sculpey clay as a fun way to introduce young children to the concept of self-portraits while they create a pen topper.
Use this lesson plan to help students make their own list of Roman numerals. This lesson will assess and challenge your students’ knowledge of Roman numerals.