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5 Choice Board Templates To Save You Time

Decades of research on the science of learning tells us that if you want an engaged community of learners, build in choice! Your students will be more motivated to learn and actually perform better. An added benefit for teachers– you’ll get much more interesting work to grade!

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Digital Resources, teacher resources, project-based learning, Lesson Plan

Shaking Up Special Education: Top 3 Strategies for Special Education Teachers

There is never a shortage of researched-based strategies to teach diverse learners.  There is, however, a shortage of time and the need to be strategic with instructional practices that provide a powerful boost for learners with exceptionalities.  As special education teachers, we are always looking for high-leverage instructional practices that can be used for multiple grade levels and across all content areas. Here are 3 practices to help us shake up our instruction for our students.   

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Courses, Digital Resources, teacher resources, Lesson Plan

How Can You Support New Teachers? Plus 10 More Questions

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Instructional Strategies, New Teacher, Student Engagement, Back-to-School, Lesson Plan

Banned Books Week: September 27th - October 2nd, 2021

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Literacy, Back-to-School, COVID-19, Digital Resources, Lesson Plan, reading

5 Meaningful Starts and Stops to Bookend Your Favorite (Unfinished Learning) Lessons

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Instructional Strategies, Social Emotional Learning, Student Engagement, Back-to-School, COVID-19, Lesson Plan

7 “Grab-and-Go” Community Building Templates for Back-to-School

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Topics: Teaching Advice, Teaching with Technology, Instructional Strategies, Back-to-School, Digital Resources, teacher resources, Lesson Plan

Get Creative with Canva in the Classroom

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Instructional Strategies, Technology, Student Engagement, Digital Resources, teacher resources, Lesson Plan

6 Google Tools to Enhance Your Formative Assessment Routine

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Topics: Teaching with Technology, Instructional Strategies, Technology, Digital Resources, teacher resources, Lesson Plan

How to Talk About What's in the News: A Lesson Plan

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Culture and Language, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Digital Resources, Lesson Plan

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