7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

Have you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ […]

Ditch the clips: Create a behavior management system that works

Think back to your time in elementary school. Did you have one of those systems where your teacher rated your day using colored cards, moving […]

10 steps to create a student-driven classroom

One day back in 2005, my student Malin walked in looking for me. She just wanted to tell me that she used to hate English […]

5 ways to use Adobe Spark Page in your classroom

Creating web pages used to be very time-consuming. If you didn’t know HTML then putting together a webpage was almost impossible. Luckily web design tools […]

10+ tech-free ways to Ditch That Textbook

Technology has revolutionized the way we teach. For most of us, we can’t imagine our classrooms without it. We can find ourselves depending on technology […]

20 ideas for making thinking visible

  Visible thinking strategies aim to do exactly what they say, help students demonstrate their thinking in a way that others can see and understand. Visible […]

5 ways to use Adobe Spark Post with your class tomorrow

The ability to create professional looking graphics is a valuable skill to teach. But many of us don’t know where to start. Did you know you […]

Themes, teams, and side quests: A superhero’s guide to gamification

Gamification in education is not new, and thanks to Michael Matera and his book, Explore Like A Pirate, a thriving community has been formed that […]

30 ways to make your lessons interactive

When we provide students with interactive lessons they are immersed in the content and take an active role in their learning. Interactive lessons stick. They increase engagement […]

5 ideas for creating an interACTIVE classroom

Students today are all too often being forced into a traditional model of schooling that is no longer relevant to them. So, how can we be […]

15 innovative lesson ideas for outside the box teaching

Innovation is another buzzword that we often hear used to describe the ideal lesson. As teachers, we work hard to create activities for our students that […]

Mixtape your curriculum: Using Open Educational Resources to customize your teaching and their learning

I’m a proud, completely unapologetic, mullet-sporting, shoulder-pad wearing, Flashdance sweatshirt-owning, card-carrying member of the 1980s–and I have the mixtapes to prove it. (Although I no […]

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