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Benefits of Project Based Learning Activities

Are you wondering if you should incorporate project based learning activities in your classes? Regardless of what subject or grade level you teach, there can be a great deal of benefits associated with assigning students to work together in groups. Project based learning activities have the potential to provide students with opportunities for rich, meaningful [...]

Enhance English Classes with Freewriting Activities

Do you want to help your students become more comfortable with writing? One of the best ways to help students learn to enjoy writing and overcome the stress of writers’ block is to incorporate freewriting activities into your English classes. What is Freewriting? Freewriting is exactly what it sounds like. Set aside a little time [...]

Recommended Reading: 2 Activity Resources for English Teachers

Are you looking for resources that you can use to help enhance your English classes? There are a number of excellent books that provide English teachers with ready-made exercises and activities as well as tips and suggestions for assignments and lectures. Here are a few examples of great supplemental texts perfect for elementary school, middle [...]

Recommended Reading: English Teacher’s Survival Guide

Are you a middle or high school English teacher? If so, consider adding English Teacher’s Survival Guide to your professional library. This great book is a go-to resource for English teachers that you will likely turn to time and time again. Whether you are a new teacher who is looking for ideas to help you [...]

Recommended Reading: Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies

Are you tired of doing the same thing all the time in your social studies classes? Do you want to help bring the important content you are covering to life for your students? Are you looking for a book that can help you improve your social studies lesson plans? Best Practices for Teaching Social Studies: [...]

Recommended Reading: How to Teach Study Skills

Are you looking for ideas to help you teach study skills to your middle an high school pupils? There are several great books written for the purpose of helping teachers do just that, and two of the best ones are described below. Whether you are new to teaching or if you are a seasoned veteran [...]

Recommended Reading: Media Literacy Books for Teachers

Are you ready to begin incorporating media literacy instruction into your lesson plans? No matter what subject matter you teach or grade level you work with, it’s certainly important to help students learn how to look at the messages they receive through traditional and new media with a critical eye. There are a number of [...]

Media Literacy in Elementary School: Free Tools from PBS

Are you looking for ways to introduce media literacy to your elementary school students? Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has many free lessons and activities that you can use to do just that. Here are two great resources from PBS that you may want to use in your classes! 2 Elementary School Media Literacy Lessons from [...]

Recommended Reading – Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide

Are you looking for a great book to use as a tool for teaching critical thinking skills to your high school or postsecondary students? You just might find that Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide by Tracy Bowell and Gary Kemp is the perfect choice to accomplish your instructional objectives. About Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide [...]

Critical Thinking Books: Options for All Grade Levels by Donald L. Barnes

Are you looking for a critical thinking book that’s grade-level appropriate? No matter what grade(s) you teach, there’s a good chance that one of the many books that Donald L. Barnes has written or contributed to will work perfectly for your students. Barnes has authored and co-authored many excellent grade-level specific books over the years, [...]