Love Beyond the Classroom Walls: Creating Memories & Building Bonds

Kevin ButlerBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

In This Post: 5 non-negotiables of a teacher. The value in building memories and bonds with your students. Specific examples of ways to encourage learning¬†and build relationships. The inclusion of families. As a teacher, I have five teaching non-negotiables.¬† Those are the five things I have pretty much kept sacred for the seventeen years I’ve been a teacher. These include: … Read More

4 Ways to Engage Students With Your Community

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Tech Better

In This Post: Community engagement is an incredibly valuable experience for students. Four ways to incorporate community engagement into your classroom or in your role. I have learned a number of different strategies for teaching over the last few years. I’ve taken a deep dive into mastery learning and explored gamification. I have dabbled with badging. I have dissected personalized … Read More

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans : Differentiation

Rae HughartBlog, Differentiate Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Mastery Learning Better, Start Here

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans - Differentiation

Differentiation is a powerful way to fix your lesson plans. What is differentiation in education? Differentiation simply means tailoring your instruction to meet the individual needs of all your students. A simple definition, but a potentially difficult challenge! Especially when you have 30 students needing 30 different things for each activity – Yikes! But providing differentiated tools can be incredibly … Read More

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans: Connect your Content

Rae HughartBlog, Lesson Plan Better

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans: Connect your Content

Does the content in your lesson plans have meaning? Learning must be a purposeful experience for students. John Dewey, a well known educational philosopher, felt all learning needed to be connected to the outside world. He argued content had little meaning if not connected to its real world application outside of the school system (Dewey, 1900, p.13). Dewey challenged learning … Read More