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Music Lyrics Can Teach History In The Classroom

Accentuating the History curriculum in your classroom can be accomplished through interdisciplinary lesson planning. This is a lesson design technique that uses one subject as a component of a lesson while teaching another. For example, a teacher may use a basketball game to teach students how to count by two’s or they may have their […]

Learn How To Teach Math in PE

An interesting new learning phenomena is occurring in The UK and Japan and has a special connection with PE enthusiasts. Neuroscientists have been studying the ways in which memories are created in the brain. Down to the cellular level, Douglas Fields from the National Institute of Child Health and Development has made some important contributions […]

Learn How to Make Lesson Plans and Science Fair Projects.

Learning how to bring science alive in the classroom or at home is a task that many educators and parents can use some help with. In a mini Systems Unit scientists (students or kids) learn to think systematically about how the parts of objects, towers or galaxies are connected and work together. They learn about […]

How to Improve Phonological Awareness

Help your child to learn essential skills that will eventually be used to learn to read and spell, and at the same time, make them aware of the sounds we use in our language. Phonology is the study of sounds and how they interact in a language, so teaching awareness of them is a key […]

Algebra In Elementary School

Algebra can be a brilliant teaching strategy that (when used properly) will help children to become analytic, systematic and deductive thinkers. It’s the combination of these skills that enables teachers to create life-long learners. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) supports the wide ranging positive impact of algebraic reasoning with their position statement, […]

Lesson Activities for American Art Appreciation Month (August)

Encourage A Natural Interest In Art You do not need to be an artist or an expert in the field of art to teach children to appreciate art. Providing children with activities which spark their interest in art will set them on a natural path to art appreciation. Inform students that there are many forms […]

Incorporating Black History Into School Lessons

Incorporating short stories and narratives into lesson plans are neat ways to introduce black history to student audiences. The usefulness of short stories is brevity. Brevity helps to hold the attention of listeners. However, it also lends urgency to story selection. The number of words used is outweighed by the delivery of a concise and […]

How to Use The Binary Number System

Binary math consists of using the binary numbers systems of counting, which only uses the numbers 1 and 0. The binary system has grown to become the foundation for computer technology and large numbers are used to send huge amounts of data. Learning the binary system helps you understand computers and is valuable to solving […]

How Teachers Can Use Facebook to Their Advantage

Classrooms all over the world are filled with students who would love to be spending time on Facebook. Let’s face it, Facebook has totally taken over and it’s time for teachers to use it to their advantage. Before going any further the teacher should make sure every student has access to a computer and a […]

How to Write the Perfect Five-Paragraph Essay

When it come to writing essays are you always stumped? Try the easy, logical way to write a dynamite five-paragraph essay. Whether you are teaching this important Language Arts standard, or whether you are trying to master it, the five-paragraph essay does not have to have to be a miserable and time consuming experience. In […]

Teach How To Identify Similes in The Secret Life of Bees

Similes often bring a playful quality to writing. They can lighten an otherwise serious tone and help readers better visualize a story. Students can have fun discussing similes, which abound in The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Students often find similes one of the easiest literary devices to identify. However, just because a sentence […]

What is Effective Teaching?

A look at the variables that contribute to effective teaching in the classroom from primary, secondary and further education. Effective teaching can be seen as teaching that successfully achieves the learning objectives by the pupils as identified by the teacher. In this way there are essentially two simple elements to effective teaching: The teacher must […]

Spooky Science – Hydraulic Egg Box Monsters

Science can be fun all year round, but Halloween offers a real chance to shine with some spooky science lessons! Perhaps the gore of biology, and the slime of chemistry are more obvious topics, but there is no reason why students can’t take a creative look at physics as well. Introducing Hydraulics Hydraulics are often used […]

Elementary Science Activities: Inquiry, Part Two

Chewing gum is forbidden in most schools, but under proper supervision it can be used to demonstrate the scientific method in an interesting way. The experiment assumes that students can use a balance to weigh accurately to a tenth of a gram. Each student gets one piece of gum. Do not use sugarless gum. Teacher […]

Class Project – Build a Recycled Bottle Greenhouse

A construction project is a great way to involve a whole class of children, and to encourage teamwork and co-operation. Building a greenhouse from recycled plastic bottles offers an ideal opportunity for this, as children can work together as small groups, contributing to the construction of the greater project. Constructing Your Recycled Greenhouse The greenhouse […]

Recycled Gardening – Fun, Free Gardening Projects for Children.

An important part of any child’s Biology education is to develop an understanding of the requirements for plant growth. The most effective way to reinforce this learning, and to make the subject fun, is to get out into the garden and grow things! Using recycled household items reduces the cost of gardening projects, and also […]

A Syllabus for a High School Film History Class

This class will embody three teaching methods: lecture, discussion, and viewing movies. The student will take comprehensive notes during lectures and participate in the discussions. Since some of the movies are rated R and contain adult content, each student will be required to have parental consent to be in this class. Overview Over the span […]

The Peace of Wild Things: Lesson in Beauty and Verbs

Using poetry to teach grammar works. Here’s a sure-fire way to present to students a lusciously beautiful poem while demonstrating the might of the properly placed verb, and getting in a little basic practice on subject-verb agreement. The Teacher Must Set the Mood To begin this lesson, the teacher sets the mood: If possible, take […]

Elementary Science Activities: Process Skills, Part One

Never underestimate the beginning of a lesson. How well a lesson is introduced has everything to do with how well it ends. A good start develops positive expectations in students that will increase understanding and participation. A Review of Scientific Inquiry and Process Skills A review of process skills is often necessary to avoid confusion, […]

Kipling’s “If”: Your Source for Lessons from Every Direction

A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, Rudyard Kipling was a product of a classic colonial tale, that of an English boy born in Bombay, India to a life he adored in a place he cherished. Yet, before his teens, Rudyard was sent “home” to England for schooling, an experience so wrenching […]

Elementary Science Activities: Scientific Inquiry, Part One

Any subject is made more interesting by demonstrations. Students like visual teaching, and science offers endless opportunities for improving focus by opening class without saying, “Please open your textbooks.” Science Demonstrations are Important and Easy with Elementary Students Demonstrations appeal to natural curiosity. Elementary students are an easy audience because so many things are new to […]

Bringing Excitement to Punctuation Instruction with a New Context

We all know about life’s absolutes, death and taxes. Every school teacher adds a third to form a tortuous trio – punctuation. In order to develop a student’s writing ability, he or she needs to learn the basics and then the refinements of punctuation. e. e. cummings notwithstanding, punctuation clarifies meaning and aids the reader’s […]

Pumpkin Seed Germination Test Grows an Understanding of Math

Seeds have a life span. Their shelf life depends on the variety as well as storage conditions. Seed companies use germination tests to insure the quality of seed farmers and gardeners buy. Gardeners who often buy more seed than they can use in one season also conduct germination tests on stockpiles of old seed to […]

Teaching Punctuation with Poetry

Teaching punctuation with a poem can be fun for both the student and the teacher. Several features of poems make them particularly effective material to teach punctuation. Poems are Short There are several advantages to using poems to teach punctuation, the main ones being their brevity and readability. The student can readily isolate each use […]

Teaching Students the Fallacy of Bifurcation (False Dilemma)

There are a number of fallacies that will become more common as the election season gets underway. A very common fallacy students can document in a fallacy notebook is the either-or fallacy, or the fallacy of bifurcation. This example of poor logical argumentation creates a false dilemma, illogically asserting there are only two possible alternatives in a […]

The Active Syllabus – Helping Everyone Keep Track

High school and college students receive handouts from teachers at the beginning of the semester that include a syllabus. The syllabus is often a set of hopeful goals or an idealized schedule, and teachers may use the syllabus as a rough road map for the academic progress of the class. But when developed and kept […]

How to Identify Effective Thesis Statements for Student Essays

Middle and high school students alike often find developing a thesis statement to be a daunting task. Before students should be expected to write their own, they should first understand the purpose of a thesis statement and then view a variety of thesis statements which illustrate the necessary characteristics. What Is a Thesis Statement? A […]

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