Bringing the Common Core State Standards for ELA into the classroom may seem like a challenge. While they look intimidating, the Common Core ELA standards simply promote a comprehensive approach to ELA, focusing on the skills students need to be ready for college and their future careers. Keeping this focus in mind and incorporating a few key elements can make teaching the Common Core ELA standards much easier.
Do you allow students to answer a question with the response "I don't know" in the classroom? Perhaps you should consider no longer allowing that phrase and instead offering up these five other ways that might get students thinking a bit more.
"Current research indicates that 70 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged, costing the U.S. economy approximately $370 billion in lost productivity and sales. Gamification can make the workplace more engaging, more productive and can recoup lost revenue."
In the world of education, there’s nothing a teacher loves better than the word FREE and every teacher knows the internet is full of free content to use in the classroom. However, not every teacher knows how to find that content. Whether you teach early elementary school or are trying to keep seniors from checking out, many of these sites have been designed to help you.
Looking to invigorate your science curriculum and teaching this year? Help Teaching’s team of teachers understands the time and commitment it takes to prepare meaningful science classes and lab activities, not to mention stay up-to-date with the latest scientific advances. We have gathered links to over 50 of our favorite resources to help support rookie and veteran science teachers and homeschooling parents alike during the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.
While African-American authors hold their own in the literary world, Black History Month gives you a chance to highlight some of the most celebrated African-American authors and their literary achievements. To help you determine what books to include in your classroom, we’ve compiled a list of some great works to share with children during Black History Month and have added worksheets for all titles as well.
Help Teaching's insight:
Not just a list but free printable worksheets for all titles as well!
Success at the speed of change is the mantra of courageous pioneers, avid learners and doers, pragmatic optimists and change-makers, transformational catalysts… leaders and builders of a better way forward.
Is the one-size-fits-all, top-down classroom a misfit for the Digital Age?
Standards-based education is ruining the way educators teach and children learn. Education should not be about teaching to the next level in education and vocation and yet, that is exactly what our current school system is designed to do.
Our goal should be to foster a love of learning for learning sake. Learning is not something that we should force onto our children to ensure they go to college and get a good job. True learning is intrinsically motivated and the reward is knowledge.
Need some inspiration for the classroom? These 100 sites cover a range of levels, subject areas, and uses. Some may work directly with students, while others may be more useful to teachers during the planning process. All will help engage students and improve learning in the classroom – that’s why they’re the best.
Help Teaching's insight:
Use quick links at the top to jump to your favorite subject and check "top picks" in each category if you don't have time to visit all sites. Share this awesome list with others!
Create your own printable tests, worksheets, and activities using 60,000+ questions across 300 topics, 500+ high quality images, and advanced math equations. Create or use multiple-choice, true-false, open ended, and fill-in-the-blank questions.
Help Teaching's insight:
Browse by subject and grade level to check content availability for the topics you teach. Advanced search is great for finding questions for a particular topics (ex: earthquakes, presidents, equation, anatomy, etc).
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