1 quick protocol to get your lesson plans organized

Lesson planning. It’s a basic part of many educators’ day. But in our hectic lives, it’s so easy to rush through our lesson planning. It […]

4 frameworks to level up your lesson planning

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s so easy to let our lesson plans move down our priority list. And when that happens, […]

3 powerful lesson plan templates – and how to make your own

If you’ve ever bought a lesson plan book, you’ve probably flipped through it and looked at all the extra pages at the beginning and the […]

20+ wide-ranging books to check out for educators

In many ways, we educators live in an exciting time to be in the classroom and work with students. Examples: We have lots of access […]

Exploring Civil Rights History with Digital Resources

June 11th marks the 56th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval-Office address outlining his goals for civil rights in the United States. In 1964, […]

Awesome Teacher Summer: 10 ways to grow in summer 2019

Before I became a teacher, I worked outside of education as a full-time newspaper journalist. Of the many differences between being a reporter and being […]

LessonCraft: A 5-step process to building solid lessons

Woodworking has been a hobby of mine since I was young. I got it from my dad, who got it from his dad. We’re a […]

10 awesome lesson planning tips from the #Ditchbook community

Writing and organizing your lesson plans can be difficult. Our time is precious and we want our lesson plans to be a meaningful part of […]

30 activities for any Depth of Knowledge level

Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge model can help teachers create learning opportunities that hit a variety of complexity levels. It is a framework for evaluating […]

Are You Pumpkin-Spicing Your Classroom?

I'm not ashamed to say it - I'll crush a Starbucks PSL. I smile gleefully as I wait for that first sip of the season.(Pumpkin […]

20 great video sites for the EFL classroom

I was asked on my FB page where I find good videos for class. I stumble upon them now and then (like here, thanks Lana), […]

Curriculum Pathways CRIO

Imagine, create, and share lessons that inspire students’ natural curiosity. Using...

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