Students Podcasting about Local Mysteries

Lately I’ve been experimenting with a particular writing class. One of the motivations for being so experimental is the ritual compliance of students in this class. While I understand they are seniors and excited about graduating and moving on to the next phase of life, they are also still high school students who need instruction

School Spirit Day

It’s homecoming week at my high school, and that means that every day is a school spirit day. Students and teachers are encouraged to take part in silly attire that reflect a specific day. Yesterday, for instance, was “Mathletes vs. Athletes.” The nerds were everywhere and they were adorable. Today was “Twinkie Day.” In an effort to show our school

Write Teach What You Know

Monday, 28 September 2015 by
Teach What You Know

We are halfway through the first quarter and I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a break. With all of the changes in Common Core and state testing, not to mention local budget concerns and teacher morale, this is on record for being one of the most stressful years of teaching in my twelve year

Back to School

I was asked to write a new Back to School blog, and my heart sank. It’s the middle of July; teachers are not gearing up for the new school year! In fact, we are most likely doing everything in our power to pretend we are still right smack in the middle of our summer vacation

Annual Rollover 2015

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 by

During the summer, we implement the annual rollover plan to lock-in your lesson plans for the current year, clear out your attendance, standards-usage, and several other pieces to make way for the new school year. We know some teachers may be planning during the summer months. If you find your lesson plans locked, simply contact

Components of lesson planning

“The goal of the lesson plan is the action intended for the students.  The objective of the lesson plan is the way the teacher will measure the progress of the students.” There are certain components of lesson planning that help to clarify the plan for the teacher while helping to keep the focus of the

5 Ways to Stay Productive During Summer Break

Don’t you love that term?  Summer break?  Yes, it can be a time to relax with friends and family, but if you’re anything like me, that lasts for a good week before you’re all driving one another crazy.   If you’re not careful, your summer break can easily turn into Netflix binging and overeating lime popsicles.

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Schools can now adjust the School Profile for their schools to override the heading names that show up on the lesson plans for: Objective Notes Standards These static names are used throughout the system for reporting and are a standardized-naming convention throughout the system.  However, we realize that some schools refer to these differently in

Lesson Planning

I have made it through my first decade as an educator.  While I still have a lot to learn, I am very aware that the only reason I have made it this far (while staying sane and happy) is through the time I take creating thoughtful and interesting lesson plans for my students and the

Letting Go

Sunday, 19 April 2015 by

When I picture where we are going in education, I don’t see a long road or a map with an X that marks the spot. I actually picture teachers and administrators with their arms piled high with everything they carry with them every day into the classroom–not the coffee mugs and canvas tote bags filled

Join us on Facebook!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 by

It might have taken us a minute, but My Lesson Planner has finally caught up with the “cool kids” and joined the Facebook community! Click here to like our page and keep up with all the new developments at MLP. Be sure to tell your Facebook friends. We might just make it worth your while

Teach With a Purpose, LLC, an innovative educational software company, announced today that it has officially launched a new website.  According to Tristan Putman, COO and founder, the new website and brand refresh are more closely aligned with the company’s strategic vision for growth and expansion over the next decade, and beyond. “We have been

We’ve streamlined the Lesson Plan Wizard to give you a clutter-free, distraction-free experience. If you haven’t used the Lesson Plan Wizard lately, it may be time to give it another try! My Lesson Planner Staff

TESS To coincide with the rollout of the new TESS system in Arkansas, we’ve created a new TESS Tool that will help you build and track Artifacts. This is a tool you can use to aid you throughout the year and is meant to be a companion app to the Bloomboard tool required by the

Annual Rollover + New Features

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 by

Annual Rollover During the summer, we implement the annual rollover plan to lock-in your lesson plans for the current year, clear out your attendance, standards-usage, and several other pieces to make way for the new school year. If you have any questions regarding the Annual Rollover process, contact support. New Features Components – We’ve revamped

Lesson Plan Enhancements

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 by

Several fixes, tweaks, and updates were rolled out today. We implemented a fix for the Download PDF option for your Lesson Plans. The “Quote of the Day” feature on the Simple Dashboard to a different provider. There is now a color differentiation between the Lesson Block and the Information Block. The colors used will match

On April 5th, we will be rolling out an update to the Daily Lesson Plan that includes many of the improvements that you’ve been asking for over the last couple of months. Please read below for an overview of the changes. These changes only pertain to the Daily and Weekly View of your Daily Lesson

Simple Planning Mode

Monday, 17 March 2014 by

A new mode has been implemented in our software that allows you to see a more basic view for lesson planning. This has been a much requested features from new account users to reduce the information and features our software offers until they have a chance to learn to navigate and learn the software. This

My Classroom Connection Update

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 by

You now have the ability to set all your Lesson Plans up for public viewing automatically in My Classroom Connection. This will make them available for public viewing on My Classroom Connection as soon as you add new Lesson Plans to your account. You also still have the option to restrict all Lesson Plans by

Lesson Plan Components Report

Thursday, 20 February 2014 by

A new report is now available that will indicate how often Lesson Plan Components are used on your Lesson Plans. You can select the specific component you want to analyze and get a count of how many times each one was used. You can drilldown into the count to see which specific Lesson Plans and