Teaching Linear Equations with One Variable: Math Lesson Plan

What is an Equation? An equation is a mathematical statement stating the equality of two mathematical expressions. An equation is usually written as a meaningful linear array of mathematical symbols that has left and right sides and is connected by … Continue reading “Teaching Linear Equations with One Variable: Math Lesson Plan”

Examples of IEP Goals Incorporating the Use of Assistive Technology

When writing IEP goals which incorporate the use of assistive technology it is important to focus on the task and not the equipment. Assistive technology should not be the determining factor, but a way to meet educational goals. However, when … Continue reading “Examples of IEP Goals Incorporating the Use of Assistive Technology”

ASL Fingerspelling Alphabet and the Linguistics of Sign Language

Sign Language Alphabet The most important thing to understand when dealing communicating in sign language is that a signed language is not the translation of any given spoken language into finger and hand signals; instead, a sign language is an … Continue reading “ASL Fingerspelling Alphabet and the Linguistics of Sign Language”

Interview, Getting-to-Know-Your Activity for Starting ESL Lessons

Taking the Time to Get Started From my personal experience, students often like to have a few minutes by themselves to chat with each other. This is especially important at the very beginning of the classes for class management. If … Continue reading “Interview, Getting-to-Know-Your Activity for Starting ESL Lessons”

Two Fun Infant Art Projects That Will "Brighten" Your Baby's Day!

Following Developmental Milestones By the age of seven months, most infants can sit up without assistance and also reach for objects and firmly grasp them. Moreover, they can shift things from one hand to the other without dropping them. This … Continue reading “Two Fun Infant Art Projects That Will "Brighten" Your Baby's Day!”

Identifying Rocks and Minerals: Hands-On Lesson for Elementary Grades

Everyday Minerals Explain to students that although minerals originally come from the ground, there are minerals in many of the everyday materials around their homes. As you prepare to use these rocks and minerals lesson plans, encourage students to take … Continue reading “Identifying Rocks and Minerals: Hands-On Lesson for Elementary Grades”

Alliteration Poems by Shel Silverstein That Will Inspire Your Students

The Elements of Poetry When introducing poetry to students it is important that they understand that there are certain elements in poems that may or may not be found in prose. One of these elements is alliteration. It is the … Continue reading “Alliteration Poems by Shel Silverstein That Will Inspire Your Students”

Bullying in Middle School: What it Is, Why it Happens and How to Spot It

What is Bullying Bullying is a form of peer victimization displayed as intentional harassment that occurs repetitively, over a period of time. A key factor to bullying is an imbalance of power, meaning bullies pick on others who have difficulty … Continue reading “Bullying in Middle School: What it Is, Why it Happens and How to Spot It”