Helpful Links


21st Century Skills Links

Differentiation Links

Instructional Strategies Links

SOL Resource Links



21st Century Skills Links below


“The Big Picture Learning design is a dynamic approach to learning, doing, and thinking that has been changing the lives of students, educators, and entire communities since 1995. All of the components of the design are based on three foundational principles: first, that learning must be based on the interests and goals of each student; second, that a student’s curriculum must be relevant to people and places that exist in the real world; and finally, that a student’s abilities must be authentically measured by the quality of her or his work.”

21st Century Pedagogy

Kathy Schrock’s “guide to everything“. This site covers all subjects and all areas of pedagogy as well as technological applications for the 21st Century. Use the navigation bar on the left of her home page to view her pages.

Read Write Think

Lesson plans by grade level, strategy guides, 21st Century skills and more…

Gives you a look at all four components of the TIP-Chart.

Student News Daily is a non-profit current events website for high school students.  (Their) goal is to build students’ knowledge of current events and strengthen their critical thinking skills.”

BELOW ARE THREE MATH LINKS FOR 21st CENTURY PROBLEM SOLVING from the May, 2013, Stenhouse NEWSLINKS,Stenhouse Publishers


“Get the Math is a series of engaging videos in which professionals from high-interest fields like video game design, fashion, sports, music, etc. share how they use math in their careers.”


The link above contains a blog with pertinent topics for both teachers and students. It also includes a “How to Succeed in Math” page. A page on math careers from A to Z will answer students’ questions of how math is applied in real life.


“The UK site Maths Careers compiles even more online resources showing how people use math in real life.”

Differentiation Links Below:

Differentiation Resources

A comprehensive source for differentiation topics and strategies. Lots of strategies that will help simplify differentiation in your classroom, while helping you to raise the ceiling for all of your learners.


This is an excellent resource for the advanced/gifted student but will increase brain capacity for all students! Great for warm-ups or for soaking up extra time when students finish their work early.

Brain Teasers

More than brain teasers!  Includes logic and critical thinking links, optical illusion links, puzzlers and more.

Instructional Strategies Links Below:

Classroom Management and Instructional Strategies

Susan McNamee’s blog has numerous helpful classroom management tips and instructional strategies. Lots of great ideas and resources.

Comprehension Graphic Organizers

LOTS of useful comprehension aides, including graphic organizers. Accompanying each strategy is detailed instruction for its use.

Content Area Facts for Teachers and Students

An interactive site full of useful information for your content area!

Glossary of Instructional Strategies

A glossary of instructional strategies with many active resource links.

Graphic Organizers and Lesson Plans

Look here for multiple graphic organizers, lesson plans, and class management ideas.

Instructional Videos

Khan Academy has thousands of free short instructional videos across the content areas. Many have translations to other languages. There are 1,000 videos in Spanish. Take a look at for suggestions for implementation and organization.


“The educator’s best friend”. Resources for administrators as well.

Shared Lessons

“165,602 resources, including activities, worksheets, games, lesson plans, puzzles, posters, presentations, assessments, and other ideas for you to use with your high school students.”

SOL Resources Below:

Promethean/Brightlink Board

You can find a tailored SOL Promethean/Brightlink Board lesson for your subject by plugging in your SOL.

SAS Curriculum

“SAS Curriculum Pathways provides interactive, standards-based resources in English language arts, math, science, social studies, and Spanish (grades 6-12).”


Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)

Find both the interest level and reading level of books. Simply enter the title, author, or keyword to find this book information. It will also allow you to find lists of similar books. Great resource for DEAR.

Graphic Organizers for Geometry

Laura Candler’s Geometry File Cabinet page is where you’ll find great resources for teaching geometry.


Rubric heaven! A comprehensive site for all of your rubric needs

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