contains 250,000 lesson plans
Teachers are moving back into their classrooms this week in preparation for the first day of school on August 27, and most teachers will be stressing over lesson plans.
But several teacher groups have come up with an answer. Linda Bridges, President of the Texas Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers says ‘Share My Lesson’ is a web site created by teachers which will help put an end to the stress over how to keep kids occupied and interested.
“Over 250,000 lesson plans, activities, materials that teachers can use in the classroom,” she said.
She says all of the lesson plans have been vetted and peer reviewed by other classroom teachers, and the facts have all been checked by authorative sources like the Encyclopedia Britannica.
She says at a time when classrooms are getting fuller and teachers are becoming more stressed out by budget cuts, new resources like ‘Share my Lesson’ will be a big help.
“They have less materials, less access to materials, fewer programs, and this gives them a leg up in the classroom,” she said.
Teachers agree that with this plugged-in generation of kids, who spend much of their time on line or on mobile devices, finding ways to keep their attention is a bigger and bigger challenge.
Teacher Wanda Longoria in the Northside ISD says the web site will be a major resource for teachers in all grade levels.
“Teachers spend countless amounts of hours on the weekend, during the week, up there at the school,” said Longoria, a veteran teacher. “After thirty years you would think this would get easier, but it hasn’t. I’m up there until 7 or 8. This will help teachers get their lives back.”