Teacher Tip Sheets

These provide ideas and strategies for a wide range of classroom-oriented facilitation topics.

Topics include engagement, classroom management, assessment, incorporating practices from various content areas, applying metacognitive tools to help students understand and optimize their own learning, and more.


Accessing the ELA & CCSSM Connections in the NGSS

NGSS provide opportunities for students to learn reading, writing, and math skills in the course of learning science concepts.

Assessing Learning during Hands-On Activities

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.

Bullying No More

Understand the types and causes of bullying and learn steps to effectively address bullying when it happens.

Classroom Management During a Hands-On Activity

Effective classroom management balances student excitement with engagement.

Coaching and Mentoring

Coaches and mentors play a vital role in developing people in many different areas including business, education, and social science.

Combine RAFT Kits To Create New Challenges

Combine RAFT Activity Kits and Idea Sheets to create remarkable opportunities for learning.

Common Core Assessment – Hands-on Style!

Organizations are well on their way to developing new tools to work with the new standards.

Connect Learning to the Real World

Connecting lessons to the real world drives student interest, engagement and retention.

Connecting Math and Art

Mathematics and art provide opportunities to express creative ideas.

Connecting Math and Music

Math can be used to describe the unity and structure of music. Connecting music to math makes math more interesting, relevant, and...

Connecting Math and Social Studies

Presenting math through a social studies approach encourages students to ask questions and to think creatively.

Creating a Design Challenge

A design challenge is an open-ended project that encourages students to ask questions, take initiative, and think creatively.

Cross-Disciplinary Activities Connected to Standards

The new standards encourage teachers to break out of their “subject silos” and teach multiple subjects at the same time.

Easy and Fun Math Night Projects

Math nights and math festivals are fun multi-teacher/ all-school activities that showcase math projects or activities.