When Lesson Plans Flop in the Classroom

When Lesson Plans Flop in the Classroom

I’m willing to bet that if you’ve ever been a teacher for more than, say…a week, then you’ve seen a lesson plan fail spectacularly. One of my personal favorite lesson plan failures involves my apparent inability to count two-digit numbers: I tried to put the...
Cold-Calling is Awkward and Amazing

Cold-Calling is Awkward and Amazing

I started cold-calling at the recommendation of a teacher down the hall. He was a Chemistry teacher who used popsicle sticks to guarantee equity in calling on students in his classroom, and it seemed like an awesome idea to me. One immediate roadblock I encountered...
What Makes a Great Lesson Plan?

What Makes a Great Lesson Plan?

In our last article, we explored who a lesson plan is for. Now it’s time to look at what makes a lesson plan well worth all the time and energy it takes to create one that really makes a difference in the classroom. There are plenty of lesson planning templates out...
A Creative Budgeting Mini Challenge for Students

A Creative Budgeting Mini Challenge for Students

The end of the school year is nearly here! The coronavirus has changed much about teaching and learning, but we have online learning tools and projects that are beautifully useful straight out of the gate. A Project Challenge You Can Use Right Now We want to help you...