Goal: Revamp a Lesson

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” – John Dewey Goal: Improve a lesson plan or activity to create a meaningful learning experience for your students. This can be a previous lesson you feel students have struggled with in the past or […]

Lesson Planning Survival Tips! 40+ Resources

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates Within the garden of learning is the students’ gained knowledge put into use. The way we design our lessons and activities determine how successful our learners will be in grasping new knowledge. We also have to ensure students pass tests and achieve learning […]

Bringing Your Textbook to Life! 15+ Tips & Resources

 “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ~ Bill Gates Your textbook is just another tool in your teachers’ kit of ways to engage learners. The problem is that for many of us it becomes a crutch when we first […]

Syllabus or Silly-bus? by Tom King

Part of the series: Global Issues in Education One of my teenage sons used to refer to the syllabus in his high school course as a “silly-bus.” In many ways, in today’s ever-changing world, it still is: “Silly”; a learning “Bus”, if you will, and far too often to a new destination, or at least […]