For pointers on using hands-on teaching with your students, check out RAFT Tip Sheets filled with practical advice to make it easy and fun. Feel free to share your own hands-on teaching tips with us!
NGSS provide opportunities for students to learn reading, writing, and math skills in the course of learning science concepts.
This sheet highlights practical ideas for assessing student learning during hands-on activities.
“Brain-writing” similar to brainstorming, but it happens quietly and is a fast and effective way to stimulate creative thinking.
Understand the types and causes of bullying and learn steps to effectively address bullying when it happens.
Effective classroom management balances student excitement with engagement.
Coaches and mentors play a vital role in developing people in many different areas including business, education, and social science.
Combine RAFT Activity Kits and Idea Sheets to create remarkable opportunities for learning.
Mathematics and art provide opportunities to express creative ideas.
Presenting math through a social studies approach encourages students to ask questions and to think creatively.
Organizations are well on their way to developing new tools to work with the new standards.
Connecting lessons to the real world drives student interest, engagement and retention.
A design challenge is an open-ended project that encourages students to ask questions, take initiative, and think creatively.
The new standards encourage teachers to break out of their “subject silos” and teach multiple subjects at the same time.
Math nights and math festivals are fun multi-teacher/ all-school activities that showcase math projects or activities.
Here are some easy ways to help families be part of student learning.
Link RAFT hands-on activities to the new English Language Arts (ELA) Common Core standards!
From math to science and art, here are over 30 computer apps that connect RAFT hands-on activities to virtual experiences.
Even teachers with no time to spare can integrate science experiences into their literacy and mathematics lesson plans.
These activities touch on every K-8 math standard and address many topics at the high school level.
By combining what you already know with our simple activities, you will be able to do an outstanding job teaching Engineering Standards.
Discover ways to overcome the barriers of hands-on learning for English language learners (ELL)
Science fairs provide powerful opportunities for student learning and self-discovery.
New standards encourage students to use the higher-level thinking skills defined on Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) chart.
To make things a little easier, we've created an overview of the "engineering practices" included in the NGSS
Unofficial “Practices” are inspired by the practices from the national standards. They are designed to help educators focus on critical skills students need to master to become future innovators.
Check out this quick list of mathematical practices for the Common Core Standards.
The Next Generation Science Standards contain a wealth of interesting topics to explore with your students.
Here are some helpful tips to encourage students to "speak mathematically" to ensure clear communication and comprehension.
When using TED Talks with your students you will be amazed at how much your students can learn in just a few minutes!
These strategies help teachers facilitate an equitable learning experience for their students, especially English language learners.