It can be time consuming and exhausting to search aimlessly for lesson ideas. I get my best ideas for lesson plans when I am exercising! So if that’s not motivation for you to get moving I don’t know what is. I get daily lesson inspiration from Instagram Stories and my other social media feeds. Check out exactly where I go online for lesson inspiration here.
Check the recommendations from teachers below on where they find lesson ideas and inspiration.
I love social media to get ideas for new lessons. I love the teacher community on Instagram. When I know what I am specifically looking for I go straight to Pinterest. Check out my organized Pinterest boards here. Kristy from 2 Peas and a Dog
Pinterest, TpT, teacher groups on Facebook, but mostly, through collaboration with my colleagues in school. Meghan Mathis from Fun Fresh Ideas
I always created my own lessons. I hated the textbook and wanted my students to be able to work more collaboratively. In creating lessons myself, I was able to create based on my individual student needs. Michele Luck from A Lesson Plan for Teachers
My favorite places are TPT. When I am in a pinch, I find the best lesson plans and curriculum right at my fingertips. I also will look at Pinterest for ideas too. Laura Zank from Research Based Teaching Tools
Sometimes, I search the Internet for inspiration. Social media outlets often trigger awesome ideas. Still, most of my lessons are inspired by professional development – solid training sessions, masters course work, and best-practice books. I love maximizing my creativity to make my own teaching materials. Melissa from The Reading and Writing Haven
Pinterest! #2ndaryELA Twitter chats & FB group, Kagan strategies, “old school” teacher resource books, and my noggin. Lisa Spangler from Mrs. Spangler in the Middle
I have 29 yrs of teaching experience, so lots of ideas. Love trying things from online and from other teachers, too. Jenny Newberry from Bulletin Board Bonanza
Check Out My Favourite Lessons
- Article of the Week Lesson Ideas for Middle and High School Students
- Rant Writing Unit Plan
- My Life in Logos Paragraph Writing Assignment
- Why Teach Media Literacy? A Guide For Teachers
- Real Life Math Lessons