Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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Why Do We Write?


The 2015 theme for the National Council of Teachers of English’s National Day on Writing is #WhyIWrite. We all write for different reasons, whether journaling for personal reflection; researching topics of interest; gathering information to inform or persuade others; sharing personal perspectives through stories of our lives, families, and communities, and more. The following resources provide lesson plans and strategies you can use … [Continue reading]

What’s in a Mole?

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What’s another name for a mole? Why it’s Avogadro’s number, (6.02 x 1023), a basic unit of measurement of molecules and atoms in chemistry. Celebrate Mole Day on October 23, from 6:02am to 6:02pm using the following resources: Follow the evolution of the definition of a mole in Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions, unit 6, “Quantifying Chemical Reactions.” See what Amedeo Avogadro (year 1811) looked like, his influences, and his … [Continue reading]

How to Incorporate the Arts in All Subjects


Art is a valuable tool for students to learn how to express themselves, work through a process, work cooperatively, and gain respect and understanding for others. How can we teach the arts in all subject areas so that students benefit from the learning opportunities that art affords them? For more ways art instruction benefits students, read “Ten reasons why teaching the arts is critical in a 21st century world” by Elliott Seif. Below are … [Continue reading]

Ancient Immigration (Part 1 of 3)

Original caption: Viking trading ship of the 8th century leaving on an expedition from Dawn Ladir Cliffs, Norway. ca. 1901-1933

Immigration is a hot topic in the U.S. today, loaded with political meaning and characterized by heated debates over who is coming to this country and why, and who should be allowed to come here and who shouldn’t. It seems like a very modern problem, but immigration has always been a part of human life. From migration to immigration Of course, in prehistoric times, there was no immigration, only migration. The “im” means “into”, … [Continue reading]