Using Simulations To Reduce Lecturing and Promote Hands On Learning

  What if you could teach advanced concepts in such a way that they seep…


Authentic Tasks Allow Students To Take The Driver Seat

     When she was in high school, Anna interviewed a Drug Enforcement…


Thoughtful Competition Opens New Worlds To Students

https://youtu.be/3ETav03fPf0   Have you ever watched students…


Classroom Simulations Create Valuable and Lasting Learning Experiences

     When I think back to my high school years, only a few learning…


What If Teachers Asked High School Students To Tackle Actual Unsolved Problems?

     If we cover Nebraska with solar cells, do we have enough power to…


How To Use Elevated Class Discussions To Improve Student Engagement and Motivation

   Have you ever held a perfect classroom discussion? No, me neither. But…


Storytelling Is Fundamental To Learning Almost Everything

 You certainly don’t have to be a teacher to be a good storyteller. Think…


No Easy Answers Curriculum – Presentation Slides

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Why Teachers Must Focus On Getting Students To Love the Work

In 20+ years of teaching, I’ve never heard one student say they deeply…


Lesson Plan: Teenagers And Sleep

It’s no secret that teenagers don’t get enough sleep. The developing adolescent…