Instructional Activities to Engage Learners

By Nancy Mikhail Last week, I gave a workshop to a group of teachers about different activities to help increase student engagement in the classroom. Why is student engagement so important? Brooks and Brooks (1999) argue that  “when a teacher arranges classroom dynamics so that she is the sole determiner of what is ‘right’ in […]

Teacher Tidbit #1 – Choice Boards

Welcome to Teacher Tidbits! Each week, Nancy Mikhail will provide a 2-3 minute teacher tip for the week. Check out the first Teacher Tidbit about Choice Boards: Teacher Tidbit #1 – Choice Boards It's only fair to share… Facebook Twitter Pinterest email Print Linkedin StumbleUpon

Project-Based Learning Template

            Get This Template Use this Project-Based Learning template to help plan your projects. This is a very organized template to give you a head start. There are some project activity ideas on the template as well. For more information about Project-Based Learning or questions on how to use this […]

Lesson Plan Template

                Get This Template An easy and straightforward lesson plan template for teachers to use. It's only fair to share… Facebook Twitter Pinterest email Print Linkedin StumbleUpon

Native American Project Kit

                    Get This Project Kit – $4.00 The Native American Project Kit is a great project for your students to study a Native American Tribe. This kit includes a step-by-step instruction of how to implement the project, project guidelines, a template for your students to fill in […]

Stamp Act Activity Reflection

Get This Worksheet After learning about the Stamp Act, students used their tickets they earned in class to make a poster. They had to pay for markers, the poster, and any other supplies they needed. Of course, students thought this was unfair to use their hard, earned tickets for frivolous items. But this was the […]

Center Sheet

Get This Worksheet This center sheet is a great way to keep track of what your students do in each center. If you have any questions about centers or guided reading groups, please ask in the “ask a question” section! It's only fair to share… Facebook Twitter Pinterest email Print Linkedin StumbleUpon

Showdown Rules – Pronoun Game

                    Get These Instructions Showdown is a fun game to teach students about pronouns. All you need to do is create cards with sentences that include pronouns. Students then take turns reading the sentences, while others write the pronoun on their whiteboards. An interactive and unique way […]