Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 10/21/22

Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.

Levels: E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers

Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All

The Best Sites to Learn About the Nobel Peace Prize - compiled by Larry Ferlazzo (L:T; SA:SS)

Institute of Play - Click on Learning Games; “Institute of Play game designers and curriculum specialists partnered with teachers to design, produce, playtest and refine games and other learning materials that engage students in exciting new ways. Here are some of the most popular resources, free for viewing and download.” (L:T; SA:A)

Is it possible to lose weight fast? - “In the wealthiest circles of Victorian England, dieters would swallow an unhatched tapeworm and let it grow inside them by consuming undigested meals. And while modern fad diets aren’t usually this extreme, they do promise similar results; specifically, losing weight fast. So, are there any fast diets that do work? And are any of them actually healthy for you? Hei Man Chan investigates.”(L:H; SA:S)

October Holidays and Celebrations - compiled by Terri Eicholz (L:T; SA:A)

You Choose the Challenge - 3 fitness challenges perfect for the month of October (L:G; SA:PE)

Original photo by Pat Hensley
Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog ( by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).