Increasing Comprehension: Bridging the Physical and Mental Domains

Increasing Reading ComprehensionI read a fascinating blog post today by Annie Murphy Paul (of the Brilliant Blog) about the power of making stories come alive to strengthen reading comprehension.

It was one of those articles that is SO affirming because it puts data behind an already-held philosophical belief. A quote from Paul’s post: [Read more...]

Planning an Art Integrated Lesson Based on a Picture Book

Planning an Art Integrated Lesson Plan Based on a Picture BookIn my previous post I shared some of my sources for creative teaching ideas!

Today I will get a little more in-depth and walk you through my thinking process to demonstrate how I start from an inspiration point and end up with a worthwhile, standards-based lesson plan.

Starting Point: [Read more...]

Source Ideas for Creative Lesson Planning

 

Source Ideas for Creative Lesson PlanningRecently a teacher asked me, “Where do you get all your ideas?”

I had to ponder that question because there isn’t a simple answer. I get ideas everywhere!

Here is my Top 8 Inspiration List (not in rank order): [Read more...]

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