Build a Foundation for STEM with Music

A new instrumental music program for at-risk preschool students in Osceola County, Fla., is aimed at helping develop language, motor, social and other skills to help prepare them for kindergarten. The students receive instruction from a professional violinist during 20-minute sessions held twice a week. “This project really isn’t about making them violin players, it’s [...]

One Size Does Not Fit All

Instructional Strategies Used to Implement Differentiated Instruction One size does not fit all when it comes to educating our children.  Fair does not mean equal in the classroom. For years, teachers planned the lesson and delivered it to all the students.  After extensive studies about multiple intelligences and learning styles, brain based research (and some [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Social Studies Lesson Plan

Each week we find and share a lesson plan or classroom idea for teachers to use!  We thought it would be fun to again share a lesson plan to focus on  Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17). This lesson plan comes to us from HotChalk’s™ LessonPlansPage.com!  This resource has over 4,000 free lesson plans including Science [...]

A Valentines Day History Lesson from History.com

Did you know that more than one billion Valentine’s Day cards are given in the United States every year?  Of those, teachers get the most Valentine’s Day cards of anyone; children get the second most. No doubt that kids LOVE Valentines Day and bringing this fun holiday to your class can be a delightful learning [...]

Guide to Black History Month Lesson Plans & Teacher Resources

February is Black History Month; Is Your Classroom Ready? Black History Month is celebrated in schools and libraries around the country each February and it is a chance for us to reflect on the important people and contributions associated with African Amercican History. The tradition began in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson who chose [...]

Free eBook for Martin Luther King Jr Day & Black History Month Lesson Plans

We are on a mission to provide K-12 teachers and home schools everywhere with the tools and the resources they need to bring more to the classroom.  Each month, Schoodoodle  gives away a free eBook for educators from our catalog of over 10,000 eBooks to be used in the classroom. This is a chance for you [...]

Martin Luther King Jr Lesson Plans and Resources

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King,  Jr This month, we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr (born January 15, 1929) by observing Martin Luther King, Jr Day on Monday, January 17.  In recent years, this day has [...]

Featured Lesson Plan of the Week: History of Toys and Games

I am delighted to share this week’s lesson plan with you- this is a fun one!  Your students will love:  History of Toys and Games. This appeals to us because it covers a range of subjects and Grade Levels (3-12)- AND- it highlights 2 of our favorite things: Toys and Games! I came across this [...]

Thanksgiving Lesson Plans from Teachnology is our Featured Lesson Plan of the Week.

Thanksgiving is coming up- and your students will enjoy bringing this festive holiday into the classroom. Thanksgiving can be used to teach a range of subjects for students of all ages- Social Studies, Art, Language Arts- some lesson plans even support Math and Science curriculums! Our lesson plan idea this week comes to us again [...]

Featured Lesson Plan of the Week: Election Vocabulary Bingo

Now that Election Day is just a week away (Tuesday, November 2),  we want to encourage teachers take advantage of this learning opportunity in American politics and history.  Though students are not old enough to vote, they can still feel involved in the process of electing our leaders and determining the future of our county. [...]