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Black Friday Financial Literacy Lesson

Would you like to take advantage of the upcoming Black Friday as a way to get your students to be financially literate? Use this two-day lesson with students to explore comparison shopping and credit card use. Groups of students prepare for a fictional news conference where they release resources both in print and digital formats […]

Creating Passionate Debates and Fervent Dialogues

In our TCI webinar on this topic, we discovered that engaging students in debate or whole-class discussions involves a few steps and some rich resources. Here are the guidelines we shared: 1. Challenge students to discuss controversial and complex issues in small groups. 2. Create heterogeneous groups and a suitable classroom arrangement. 3. Prepare students […]

Primary Source Slideshare for 11.7.2012 Webinar

This is the slideshow that I used to go along with our webinar on 11.7.2012  working with primary sources.   Primary sources 10 ideas 3 sources from Brian Thomas

Common Core: 2 Strategies You Can Use!

This was the PPT that we used for our webinar on 10-24-2012 on the topic of two strategies to reach Common Core standards. See more of what we do by visiting us at http://teachtci.com   Common core strategies from Brian Thomas

Updated: Guide to Free Web 2.0 Tools

We have updated and included more sites in our popular Starters Guide to Free Web 2.0 tools.  You can download the document by clicking the download button.  Please print and share with teachers you know.  For more great ideas, tips, and sites like these, visit TeacherGenius .  Don’t miss out on a chance to share your […]

TCI’s ALIVE in FIVE: Social Studies Skill Builders

Get a brief tutorial of the Social Studies Skill Builder strategy in this five-minute video.  Discover five steps to creating a path to marry content instruction to skill development.  You can even download a portion from our methods book to go deeper. Visit our Teacher Genius section on Teaching Tips and see ways to get  even more […]

Teach Content & Skills

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com. One of the six strategies for teaching content with TCI materials is called the Social Studies Skill Builder.  These types of lessons are great to get students rapidly moving and engaged into content while at the same time they concentrate on skill development.  Visit our TeacherGenius section to […]

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