Practice Five – Implementation Ideas

38 Practice #5 Implementation Ideas

1. QFT - Question Formulation Technique (quick guide) - The purpose of this guide is to give you a quick overview of the Question Formulation Technique™ (QFT™) and to provide you with an outline you can use to experience the question formulation process. The process uses cooperative groups to formulate questions and outcomes on an assigned topic. For a comprehensive description and analysis of how to use the Question Formulation Technique™ in the classroom, please see, Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions, 2011 Harvard Education Press.

2. C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Decision-making Worksheet - Five step process for problem-solving, general decision-making, goal setting, and conflict resolution.

  • Complete set of Goal Setting Process Explanation, Forms and Examples for all grade levels 

3. Socratic Questioning Resources

4. Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Question Resources

5. Six Question Cube - Question Cube with the six basic questions,

Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How.

6. What Questions Did You Ask Today? 3:55 min. Excellent video giving

basic questions about asking questions.

7. Depth of Knowledge Chart - 4 levels of knowledge with verbs

8. Fish Bowl Strategy - May be used for introducing new content or reviewing

Inside the Fishbowl: A Tool for Student Discussions - Strategy for learners to

research and discuss major current events happening in our world.

Article from ‘Ideas from the Field’ in ASCD Express

9. ‘Hand’y Curriculum Connections Page One, Page Two - graphic organizer 

incorporate the six questions to analyze any piece of literature/curriculum


Hand'y Curriculum Connections - Digital download

10. Learning Strategies - a variety of instructional activities

11. Strategies for Adding Novelty and Interest to Instruction 

12. Cooperative Learning

13. Lesson Strategies for Enthusiasm

14. Music for the classroom - List of active music links to videos for use in the


15. Celebration - Fun quick celebrations for effort

16. Celebration Cards Set One (1-24) Digital download

17. Celebration Cards Set Two (24-48) Digital download

18. Brain Break - Elementary

Brain Break - High School - contains links to lists of online Brain Breaks

19. - This is a website for introducing service projects for

youth; has ideas, how to start, a pledge, and a way to share the project online.

20. 50 Community Service Ideas for Teen Volunteers

21. Problem-solving Resources Elem and MS/HS - Songs, Videos, Websites, Links

to supplementary material within the GE website, and Other Materials

22. Curiosity Resources - contains material for both Elementary and Middle/High

School - Songs, Videos, Websites, Links to supplementary material within the

GE website, and Other Materials

23. Use graphic organizers, Mind Maps, etc. to help students make connections

among ideas so they do not see these concepts as disconnected facts.

24. “If teachers post peripheral displays on a topic a week before they actually  Cover the content, students begin to subconsciously embed the content and  build a foundation for the upcoming lesson.” - Eric Jensen. (2003).   Environments for Learning, San Diego: The Brain Store, 18

25. Display a quote from the Life Principles on the board as learners enter. Have them write a 3-5 sentence reflection applying the quote personally or to a current real life situation. Option: After a few minutes do a pair/share to allow for processing.

i.e. Effort - link to effort life principle resources
Definition - doing one’s best in an endeavor (Printable poster) Quote Poster - “A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.” -English Proverb (Printable poster)

 Quote: “We are never in the land of done.”
--Dr. Thomas Dooley's letter to a young doctor  (Printable poster)

26. Lessons for 21st Century Learners - an article sharing three ideas for  fostering collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity with  easy-to-use apps and tools.

27. Use available simulations such as online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance and that has prepared 16 million students for financially independent futures.

28. Secondary Example for Cross-Curriculum -   Resource for cross-curricular lesson plans in all subject areas and levels  created by teachers

29. Stories with Holes by Nathan Levy - The famous logic stories that make kids and adults think! Each book contains new stories for children ages 7-77. Stimulate pupil critical and creative thinking skills.

30. Puzzles to Print - includes a variety of puzzles at different levels to print including Wordles (rebus puzzles)

31. -Learn 4 Good games  site:  Free simulation games online for kids to play now with no download: Online airplane  games, helicopter flying simulation games, bridge building sim games, interactive   educational games for children, RPG games for PC, Mac, iPad.  32. Create a ‘travel guide’ introducing a new concept/information using an  applications such as This app has both free and pay  selections.

33. Google Earth Education Resources - An abundance of resources including  lessons, step-by-step guides, tutorials on Google Tools, etc. Use the filter to  access all of the Tools such as:

  • Explore Earth
  • Google Earth - an interactive globe
  • Tour Builder - an interactive storytelling tool that connects people to places using Google Maps and multimedia content.
  • Street View - a 360 degree virtual walk to places around the world
  • - a collection of free math activities for Google Earth designed for students and educators

34. On-Line Resource: Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants - A free resource for  educators to bring scientists and other experts into any classroom

Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers and conservationists. We do this by bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe. Since starting in September 2015 we've connected tens of thousands of students to scientists and explorers in over 40 countries. Best part of all, it is and always will be 100% free for classrooms!” This resource uses the Google Tool, Hangouts for the in-classroom field trips.

35. Use Virtual Tours visiting famous museums, historic sites, and libraries.

Presidential Libraries Virtual Tours - site giving links to the virtual tours

36. Education Resources Archives - Lots of educational resources including

lessons, access to original documents from the National Archives, online

exhibits, and much more.

37. Quick Classroom Stress Relievers for Teachers

38. 12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online | Mental Floss