This area and its partner — TEACHING STRATEGIES & TECHNIQUES FOR EFFECTIVE EDUCATION — explore the exciting world of learning and teaching.
The websites below vary in function. Some provide information, while others offer activities, or links to websites that have been reviewed and are recommended by educators. I haven't looked through everything in these websites, but what I've seen looks good, and they'll certainly give you plenty of ideas and activities to explore!
Education World (a page full of links!)
Blue Web'N (Blue Ribbon learning sites on the Web)
Science NetLinks (lessons, tools, resources, benchmarks)
Google Web Directory for EDUCATION (this will keep you busy!)
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (re: ENC.org is now ENC.com)
Thinkfinity (resources for educator, student, parent)
For topics that may stimulate interest and motivation (perhaps even enthusiasm!) for some students:
Science in the Arts — for the science of Color and Music, Photography, Juggling, and more;
The Science of Sports — physics, physiology, nutrition, training, psychology, strategy, equipment, and more, to help you improve your performance and pleasure, for a variety of athletic activities;
Another interesting activity is a "design project" that is an opportunity for students to solve problems, to invent or improve a product, or design a strategy for achieving a goal. This is fun, and the experience will help them learn scientific thinking, since there is a close relationship between the thinking skills used in science and design, as explained in An Introduction to Design. Eventually there will be "design activities" here, but until then you can use your own creativity to invent ideas for activities.
MORE — The selected web-pages above are only a beginning, since
I haven't yet done a comprehensive search — especially in subject
areas such as biological science, physical sciences, but also for general
skills — but what is already above will provide lots of interesting ideas for you to
think about. Also, link-pages
that now are more complete will help you explore PUBLIC
SCHOOLS & RELIGION and HOME
SCHOOLS (in the area of School
Options) plus pages about combining
and CRITICAL THINKING
into PRODUCTIVE THINKING in PROBLEM-SOLVING
(in the area of Thinking Skills).
This website for Whole-Person Education has TWO KINDS OF LINKS:
an ITALICIZED LINK keeps you inside a page, moving you to another part of it, and
a NON-ITALICIZED LINK opens another page. Both keep everything inside this window,
so your browser's BACK-button will always take you back to where you were.
This home-page for Teaching Activities (assembled by Craig Rusbult) is
All links on this page were checked-and-fixed on December 8, 2008.