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Massachusetts now requires civics projects in high school and 8th grade. There's an 80-page document with all the details, but if you want the gist in a 5-minute video...here you go! Plus, there's a free curriculum planner to help you plan your Civics project unit in the video description. Formative Assessment Strategies, Instructional Strategies, Curriculum Planner, Curriculum Design, Teacher Leader, School Leader, Writing Lesson Plans, Writing Lessons, School Reform
Is Political Stuff Off-Limits for a Civics Project?
Massachusetts now requires civics projects in high school and 8th grade. There's an 80-page document with all the details, but if you want the gist in a 5-minute video...here you go! Plus, there's a free curriculum planner to help you plan your Civics project unit in the video description.
What happens when students have 60 minutes to plan and record a podcast segment? Listen to the results in this episode! You can also get the slide deck I used for this activity in the blog post. (It's free!) Student Voice, Student Led, Free Teacher Resources, Differentiated Learning, Innovative Education, Instructional Resources
Let's Make a Podcast Lesson
What happens when students have 60 minutes to plan and record a podcast segment? Listen to the results in this episode! You can also get the slide deck I used for this activity in the blog post. (It's free!)
What happens when students have 60 minutes to plan and record a podcast segment? Listen to the results in this episode! You can also get the slide deck I used for this activity in the blog post. (It's free!) Gender Issues, Essential Questions
Students Did This in 60 Minutes
What happens when students have 60 minutes to plan and record a podcast segment? Listen to the results in this episode! You can also get the slide deck I used for this activity in the blog post. (It's free!)
“I am the only brown student in my…class…It is uncomfortable because then when you feel when you want to say something you can’t because it’s this fear that everyone’s going to see you as a bad person or you’re sensitive or you can’t take a joke…” Students share what's on their minds in Episode 107 of the Time for Teachership podcast! In the post, I share the slide deck I used to help students design + create a podcast segment in 60 mins. Gender Equity
Student Podcasts for SEL + Academics
“I am the only brown student in my…class…It is uncomfortable because then when you feel when you want to say something you can’t because it’s this fear that everyone’s going to see you as a bad person or you’re sensitive or you can’t take a joke…” Students share what's on their minds in Episode 107 of the Time for Teachership podcast! In the post, I share the slide deck I used to help students design + create a podcast segment in 60 mins.
“If you’re not going to let us [say the word ‘period’]…We’re going to hang up the posters anyways…at the end of the day, you know whether something is appropriate or not and saying the words ‘period’ and ‘menstruation’ aren’t inappropriate words.” Listen to more student brilliance like this in Episode 107 of the Time for Teachership podcast! You can also get the slide deck I used for this activity in the blog post. (It's free!)
What Do Students Want to Talk About? They tell us in this episode.s.
“If you’re not going to let us [say the word ‘period’]…We’re going to hang up the posters anyways…at the end of the day, you know whether something is appropriate or not and saying the words ‘period’ and ‘menstruation’ aren’t inappropriate words.” Listen to more student brilliance like this in Episode 107 of the Time for Teachership podcast! You can also get the slide deck I used for this activity in the blog post. (It's free!)
“I think the issue is that you can tolerate so much of this hatred that is going to these students who aren’t white, but the second that it comes to students who are white, it’s a huge deal…You’re so afraid to make this one specific group of people uncomfortable, that you make everyone else uncomfortable.” Students bring the honesty in Episode 107 of the Time for Teachership podcast! In the post, I share the slide deck I used to help students design + create a podcast segment in 60 mins.
High School Students Get Real On This Podcast
“I think the issue is that you can tolerate so much of this hatred that is going to these students who aren’t white, but the second that it comes to students who are white, it’s a huge deal…You’re so afraid to make this one specific group of people uncomfortable, that you make everyone else uncomfortable.” Students bring the honesty in Episode 107 of the Time for Teachership podcast! In the post, I share the slide deck I used to help students design + create a podcast segment in 60 mins.
Teachers! Are you wondering what stage of justice-centered curriculum design you're in? If so, take the leader quiz with the link below to find out! Independent Work Time, Student Choice, Professional Growth, Learning Environments
Take the Leader Quiz!
Teachers! Are you wondering what stage of justice-centered curriculum design you're in? If so, take the leader quiz with the link below to find out!
Lindsay Lyons | Instructional Coach: Social Justice Education
Lindsay Lyons | Instructional Coach: Social Justice Education
Today on the podcast, we have Sean Priest here to share what it means to be equitable in assessment. Find out more on the podcast and through our blog post! Also don't forget to grab our free Equitable Grading Teacher Self-Assessment! Self Assessment, Curriculum Development
Education is the Front Line of the Civil Rights Movement with Sean Priest
Today on the podcast, we have Sean Priest here to share what it means to be equitable in assessment. Find out more on the podcast and through our blog post! Also don't forget to grab our free Equitable Grading Teacher Self-Assessment!
Looking for a mastery based rubric? Click the link to head to the blog and grab my free rubric templates that are 100% more accurate and reliable for grading! Teacher Help, Teachers, Free Resources Design, Student Activities, Time Saving, Saving Tips
Curriculum Series #2—Developing a Course-Long Rubric
Looking for a mastery based rubric? Click the link to head to the blog and grab my free rubric templates that are 100% more accurate and reliable for grading!
If your students are struggling to understand the lessons and you want them to master the skills you're teaching, you need a mastery based rubric. Click the link to head to the blog and read more! Teacher Resources, Formative Assessment, List Of Skills, Project Based Learning, Strategies
Curriculum Series #2—Developing a Course-Long Rubric
If your students are struggling to understand the lessons and you want them to master the skills you're teaching, you need a mastery based rubric. Click the link to head to the blog and read more!
It's really beneficial to be able to have a rubric that you use for every unit for every project throughout your course. Head to the blog to read more and grab the free rubric templates for grading! Rubrics
Curriculum Series #2—Developing a Course-Long Rubric
It's really beneficial to be able to have a rubric that you use for every unit for every project throughout your course. Head to the blog to read more and grab the free rubric templates for grading!
Today on the podcast, we have Sean Priest here to share what it means to be equitable in assessment. Find out more on the podcast and through our blog post! Also don't forget to grab our free Equitable Grading Teacher Self-Assessment! Grade Book, Public Education, Civil Rights Movement
Education is the Front Line of the Civil Rights Movement with Sean Priest
Today on the podcast, we have Sean Priest here to share what it means to be equitable in assessment. Find out more on the podcast and through our blog post! Also don't forget to grab our free Equitable Grading Teacher Self-Assessment!
​We all tend to use a different “filter” when speaking to kids versus adults. Many people want to keep children protected from having to deal with the kind of fear, worry, and loss of innocence that they deal with. Find out in this podcast and blog just how much information is okay to share! Struggling Students, Esl Teachers
How We Can Help Students Navigate Difficult Topics
​We all tend to use a different “filter” when speaking to kids versus adults. Many people want to keep children protected from having to deal with the kind of fear, worry, and loss of innocence that they deal with. Find out in this podcast and blog just how much information is okay to share!
Dr. Ryan explains that the pandemic basically necessitated a simple approach to science projects. Doing class from home meant that teachers had to really think about what materials everyone had access to in their home. None of it was complex, and that’s a trend she hopes will continue. Inspiration, Special Education Teacher, Teaching Science, Student Motivation, Science Skills, Learning Science, Learning Through Play
The Mindset Shifts Needed to Make Science Accessible to Everyone
Dr. Ryan explains that the pandemic basically necessitated a simple approach to science projects. Doing class from home meant that teachers had to really think about what materials everyone had access to in their home. None of it was complex, and that’s a trend she hopes will continue.
Dr. Ryan explains that the pandemic basically necessitated a simple approach to science projects. Doing class from home meant that teachers had to really think about what materials everyone had access to in their home. Check out these FREE resources she provides for making science fun and easy! Science Fun
Learn All About Science for FREE!
Dr. Ryan explains that the pandemic basically necessitated a simple approach to science projects. Doing class from home meant that teachers had to really think about what materials everyone had access to in their home. Check out these FREE resources she provides for making science fun and easy!