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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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.
Working with a partner or as a whole class students construct a narrative “one word at a time.” The challenge is to create something cohesive while depending on the creative input of each individual.
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.
It’s great when you can connect your class opener to content and there are lots of quick and simple ways to do that.
Understanding where the number pi comes from may not be the key to understanding geometry, but it teaches students that math actually describes the world around us and that understanding can build motivation to learn.
This activity combines observation and inquiry as learners exercise their imaginations to find multiple answers to the same question.
The following activity is part of a series we’re creating to support students, teachers, and caregivers, during this unprecedented time. Read more about the project here. If you try this activity with your student(s), we’d love to see what you do. Share your journey...
Giving the brain something to puzzle through is good mental exercise anytime, especially now when our learners’ brains might be beginning to miss the daily stimulation of a face-to-face classroom.
Learners start to internalize our new norms about appropriate social distance by finding objects and spaces that are six feet long.
In this activity, learners choose something to observe, and collect data over a period of days or weeks on how it changes and grows, and perhaps transforms.