Since launching the Because Learning Lessons Portal, users have been able to search by grade level, subject, and learning standard. Now we’re giving everyone a peek into our curriculum!
Great Teaching Comes from Great Planning
The best teachers carefully craft their daily lessons and activities around long-term goals. “What do I want my students to learn this semester? What questions will drive that learning? What activities can I do to support these learning objectives?”
While curriculum planning is a lot of work in and of itself, meeting learning standards can make this feel even more challenging at times. With so little classroom time to teach essential subjects, teachers also have to find ways to ensure additional learning standards are included in their curriculums.
But what if there were a simpler way?
Plan for Success by “Doubling Up” on Standards
By “doubling up” on learning standards, teachers can make their in-class time more effective. For example, instead of planning a single activity around a single learning standard, plan lessons around hitting two, three, four or more learning standards.
This approach brings many benefits:
- Less pressure to fit everything since the same activity “counts” multiple times
- Student knowledge transfer, helping them make real-world connections from abstract learning standards
- More breathing room in curriculum planning so teachers can adapt lessons according to class needs
- Satisfying state and district requirements in a way that achieves the spirit of the objectives, not just the letter
- Memorable, fun experiences for students that bring learning to live
Doubling up in lesson planning is simply how many smart teachers run their classrooms.
There’s just one challenge: with so many learning standards to hit, knowing where and when to include specific standards takes a lot of time. It’s entirely possible a teacher could plan a lesson that would apply to multiple standards, but only “count it” for one standard, putting extra work on the teacher’s plate.
(That means extra work for teachers, who are already some of the most hardworking professionals!)
At Because Learning, our team of experienced educators understands this problem because we’ve been there ourselves! That’s why we created our Lessons to help simplify lesson planning.
Introducing Curriculum for Teachers: Find the Right Activity for Your Lesson
Our Lessons portal includes hundreds of lessons, activities, and experiments teachers can run with their classes.
Now, we’re giving everyone a look at what’s in our Lessons with our new Curriculum for Teachers page. On it, you’ll find lessons by grade level, subject, and learning standard. You’ll also see essential questions that help guide lesson planning.
We think this new resource will help teachers visualize how much Because Learning can help them in the classroom.
And if you want to bring our Sensor Kits and 100+ lessons to your classroom, school, or district, contact us for special educator pricing.