Teaching ideas

Something of Everything

Better Teaching - links to ideas and research

How To Become and Remain A Transformational Teacher


Course, Unit, and Lesson Planning - an Edutopia page with links to a number of resources.

Questioning Techniques

Kinds of Questions to Ask (and other valuable tips on motivation, self-evaluation, creativity, etc)

Questioning Tip Sheet or Questioning Top Ten

Excerpt from Now That's a Good Question


Assessment Tools That Work

What are Rubrics? -- ASCD


BYOD apps That Students SHould Have

ISTE technology resource page - lesson ideas incorporating technology,

SMART board lesson exchange - SMART board templates you can use - most contributed by teachers.

Discovery Education Community - teacher resources

Teaching News

Great sites to browse:

Edutopia - News, blogs and videos about many educaiton topics

Visible Learning Plus - News, research, videos

CEA - Canadian News and publications

EdWeek - an American perspective

The Guardian - A British perspective

India Times - A perspective from India

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology. April 2015. "Important Trends in the Education Landscape" (pages 61-67) in Ed Tech Developer's Guide: A Primer for Software Developers, Startups, and Entrepreneurs. Washington, D.C.

Teaching Issues

Constructivism ---- Ackermann, Edith. 2001. "Piaget’s Constructivism, Papert’s Constructionism: What’s the difference?" in Constructivism: Uses and Perspectives in Education, Conference Proceedings (Geneva Research Center in Education). 

How People Learn (Free ebook) - Bransford, J. D., Brown, A. L., & Cocking, R. R. (1999). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. National Academy Press.

Active Learning - Bhatia, Aatish. May 12, 2014. "Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering." Wired

Collaborative Learning - Smith, M. K. (2003, 2009)  'Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger and communities of practice,' the encyclopedia of informal education, www.infed.org/biblio/communities_of_practice.htm. 

Godsey, Michael. September 20, 2015. "When Schools Overlook Introverts." The Atlantic