Lesson Planning

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Teaching Q&A Tips for Teachers on Grouping and Lesson Pacing for Accelerated Learning
It's all about knowing what students already know and building from there, says one expert.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 25, 2023
5 min read
Teaching Video Teachers, Try This: Build a Lesson Plan Using ChatGPT
One educator explains how teachers can use ChatGPT to create lesson plans, and offers insight and advice on the process and its pitfalls.
Sam Mallon, January 25, 2023
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States Bill Could Require Posting a Year's Worth of Lesson Plans. Teachers Aren't Happy
Teachers share their frustration over an Indiana bill that would require educators to post a year's worth of lessons.
Marina Whiteleather, February 10, 2022
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Students from Regional School Unit 5 wear COVID face coverings as they head home on a school bus, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Freeport, Maine. Under the new rules following Christmas break, students and staff will no longer be considered a "close contact" if they are exposed to someone with the virus in an outdoor setting or on a school bus, as masks are required on Maine school buses.
Students head home from school in Freeport, Maine, this week. Most schools are open for in-person learning in the first week of the new year, but the surging Omicron variant is wreaking havoc on the continuity of instruction.
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Teaching Omicron Is Making a Mess of Instruction, Even Where Schools Are Open
Teachers say that kids’ absences and staff shortages have thrown a wrench in their plans for the beginning of this semester.
8 min read
Teaching How Much Home Teaching Is Too Much? Schools Differ in Demands on Parents
While schools are closed to coronavirus, districts are putting together a patchwork of lessons for students to do at home. But districts’ expectations for what students can accomplish at home vary widely, according to parents.
Christina A. Samuels, April 2, 2020
6 min read
Curriculum Teaching About Coronavirus: 3 Lesson Plans for Science, Math, and Media Literacy
As the virus continues to spread, some teachers have made COVID-19 a focus of their lessons to explain the facts and debunk rumors.
Sarah Schwartz, March 6, 2020
5 min read
Teaching Opinion Don't Blame Teachers for Selling Their Lesson Plans. Blame the System That Makes It Necessary
Schools can't even afford to hire enough teachers, so why are we surprised that teachers are turning to a website for resources? asks Kat Tipton.
Kat Tipton, February 27, 2020
4 min read
Teaching Opinion Eight Educators Share Their Best Math Lessons
Math educators share their favorite lessons, including taking students for a walk around a fenced-in field, investigating student-loan costs, and working alongside a language arts teacher.
Larry Ferlazzo, December 29, 2019
20 min read
Curriculum To Get Girls Into Coding, Nonprofit Looks to Historic Inspiration
Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization, is providing free lesson plans that teach computer science concepts and feature women who have made contributions in the industry in order to spark girls' interests in coding.
Lauraine Langreo, August 15, 2018
4 min read
Curriculum STEM Lessons for Kindergarteners Earn Girl Scout Top Honor
A senior at Paradise High School in northern California earned the Gold Award, the highest achievement given to a Girl Scout, for creating 12 STEM lessons for kindergarteners.
Brenda Iasevoli, April 16, 2018
2 min read
Education Opinion Tips for Lesson Planning for New Teachers
New teacher mentor Lisa Dabbs shares tips that can be used to support a new teacher to work on and develop their lesson plans.
Lisa Dabbs, March 10, 2018
4 min read
Teaching Selling Lesson Plans Online: A New Side Business for Teachers (Video)
Educators are cashing in selling lesson plans online. But some worry about unintended consequences, like fewer free resources and less professional collaboration.
Mike Bock, January 19, 2018
1 min read
Curriculum Can Artificial Intelligence Help Teachers Find the Right Lesson Plans?
The IBM Foundation has launched a website called Teacher Advisor with Watson, which uses artificial intelligence to find high-quality elementary math resources and lessons.
Madeline Will, September 13, 2017
3 min read
Teaching Opinion A Teacher Reviews Her Lesson Plans on Critical Thinking and Analysis (Video)
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Teaching Channel, July 26, 2017
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