A collection of ready-to-use lessons and activities from Inspired Teaching® to help foster engaging learning with students at all grade levels, in all subject areas.
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3 Review Games
As students prepare for summative assessments games can be a fun and engaging way to review key concepts and help students practice showing what they know.
Random Walk: Movement and Learning Combined!
This activity challenges students to think about concepts collaboratively in a physical way and completely without words.
Simplified versions of these popular games can be made for the classroom to foster inquiry, teamwork, and a high level of engagement.
This activity encourages students to consider what problems might benefit from re-solving.
Where Are My Needs?
In this activity you will introduce students to a tool Inspired Teaching created called the ABCDE of learner needs which teachers, and students, can use to evaluate where their needs are and aren’t being met.
Warming Up with Mutual Respect
This series of warm-up activities activates the mind and body but it also offers the opportunity for students to feel seen and heard right as class begins.
Student-Led Museum Tour
In this activity, students share their observations after studying a piece of art. This simple process develops emerging expertise and builds mutual respect through sharing what they have learned.
Coloring Our Emotions
Talking about feelings is vital to building mutual respect in the classroom. Considering feelings in a visual way can deepen that discussion.
Interesting, Important, Useful
A key to building mutual respect in your classroom is recognizing and appreciating what your students find important.
3 Closing Activities to Connect with Families
These closing activities are designed to offer a back-and-forth between a student’s family and the classroom. They center students’ voices rather than that of the teacher.
8 Closing Activities to Build Classroom Community
Every minute of class is an opportunity to build community but with some intention, those last minutes of class can be a great time to deepen relationships.
5 Closing Activities to Give You Feedback on Your Lesson
There are lots of ways to gauge how well a lesson went in just the last few minutes of class and these forms of feedback can sometimes even be fun.