Tag Archives: Lesson plans

A Few of My Favorite Things

One of the things I sometimes think I’d like this blog to be is a sort of crib sheet for new teachers. I spent a lot of time flailing around when I first got serious about my education as a … Continue reading

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The Power of Questions

Over the summer, I read Santana and Rothstein’s book, Make Just One Change:  Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions.  I kind of wanted to dislike it–there’s a slight tone of just-follow-these-three-easy-steps-to-weight-loss-in-15-days which bugs me–but I have to say that, … Continue reading

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A silent discussion

I tried something new with my World History classes today, and I loved it enough I think I’m going to make it a regular thing.  My dilemma for today was that it was National Day of Silence, a day on … Continue reading

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A Taxonomy of Lesson Plans

I was talking to a friend about the limitations of lesson plans.  While every once in a while I find someone else’s lesson plan that does exactly what I want to do, it’s rare.  Usually, I end up either cannibalizing … Continue reading

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