Lesson Planning

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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Genota, August 15, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Teaching Opinion A Teacher Reviews Her Lesson Plans on Critical Thinking and Analysis (Video)
High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling evaluates her strategy for helping students develop analysis and critical thinking skills.
Teaching Channel, July 26, 2017
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Teacher Preparation In Planning Lessons, Math Teachers Rely on What They Learned During Preservice
Elementary math teachers remember what they learn in their teacher preparation programs, and use it when writing lesson plans years down the road, according to a new study.
Liana Loewus, June 22, 2017
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Teaching Opinion A Teacher's Analysis of When a Lesson Goes Wrong (Video)
Sarah Brown Wessling, an English teacher at Johnston High School in Iowa, shares how she bounces back after a 'bad' lesson. Overplanning can result in an overly complex lesson, so it's important to make changes as the lesson goes on, based on the needs of students.
Teaching Channel, May 3, 2017
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Teaching Opinion Recovering From a Bad Lesson
How do you bounce back from a bad lesson? Sometimes we make mistakes in the classroom and monopolize the learning time. Rather than beat ourselves up about it, how can we recognize and move on from the experience? Read on to find out about my most recent failure and hopefully the success I plan to turn it into.
Starr Sackstein, March 23, 2017
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