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Time is a flyin'! Wowsers!  This week my class dove into some Information Writing. I read about a great Informational Writing Post from Abb...

Time is a flyin'! This week my class dove into some Information Writing. I read about a great Informational Writing Post from Abb.

This product has been updated (6/12/14) to include SEVEN writing graphic organizers your students can use to plan and organize their writing pieces: narrative writing, two versions of opinion writing, informational writing, and how-to writing. I’ve also included two prewriting sheets for research reports: an animal report and a planet report.

This resource includes SEVEN writing graphic organizers for ESOL students to plan and organize their writing pieces: narrative writing, two versions of opinion writing, informational writing, and how-to writing.

Good "global" advice on how to localize project based learning for any students anywhere. A nice by-product or "side-effect" is likely to be some benefits to whatever community is involved.

PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems

Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to solve real-life problems with your class.

Children are naturally curious. By learning about Albert Einstein, kids are encouraged and motivated to ask big questions and find the answers!

Teach Kids to Be Curious Like Einstein

On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein: Jennifer Berne, Vladimir Radunsky A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light.

275 Journal Prompts for the entire school year | grades 7-12 | middle and high school bell ringers

Bell Ringer Journal for the Entire School Year: 275 Prompts (VOLUME 2) EDITABLE

Use an app like Noise Down, which will automatically sound an alarm when the decibel level gets too high. | 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

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Use an app like Noise Down which will automatically sound an alarm when the decibel level gets too high. 1 of 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

Writing a Research Paper and Using In-text Citations. Hilarious! A must for all high school English teachers and students.

Writing a Research Paper and Using In-text Citations. This is a hilarious video about plagiarism. A MUST SEE for all high school English teachers and students.

Genius Hour - This is an hour of class time per week set aside for kids to work on a project that they are passionate about. Video explains the concept in detail.

Idea: CREATE MY OWN POWTOON introducing our Genius Hour to meet our requirements. What I Learned from My First Genius Hour.Looking Backward, Going Forward - thethirdwheel

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Critical Thinking Activities for Fast Finishers and Beyond | Scholastic.com (includes a research activity)

For Inquiry phase 'Going Further/Independent inquiry (Kath Murdoch)-Critical Thinking Activities for Fast Finishers and Beyond

2014 #20Time projects in 4 minutes. - YouTube

time projects, also called Genius Hour, allow students to work on topics they're passionate about, combining service learning and student engagement.

Don’t miss out on the Certified Kind Classroom Challenge! Get your school involved by visiting ChooseKind.Tumblr.com here. And for more information on the Certified Kind Classroom Challenge, check out this video from Wonder author, R.J Palacio! #ChooseKind

Kind Classroom Challenge, check out this video from Wonder author, R.J Palacio!

Runde's Room - Reading Response Activities for Wonder

Reading Response Activities for Wonder

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