53 Ways to Check for Understanding– Great ideas beyond the test or quiz.

Can We Make Lesson Plans More Than Just Compliance Plans?– AJ Juliani makes some interesting observations about his own journey with lesson plans.

STEP IN, STEP OUT: A STRATEGY FOR THINKING DEEPLY ABOUT TEXT– A clever way to teach Point of View. HERE is the free resource associated with it.

HOW ADDING A LITTLE MYSTERY CAN CREATE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT MAGIC– I saw a long term substitute at my site doing this great idea.

REVISITING #ONEWORD– Mr. G offers some thoughts on the word CURIOSITY. Oneword is a cool idea about choosing a theme word for your year, like growth, connection, curiosity.