John Laird

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By John Laird
This rubric can be quickly and easily used to assess any type of task related to any NGSS Cross-Cuttting Concept or Science and Engineering Practice. It is designed to be used with any Performance Expectation task as well. Also well suited for
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, General Science, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Rubrics
$4.00
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By John Laird
This organizer is designed to help students develop higher level thinking skills by creating questions about a single idea or topic. This is the form I use when first introducing writing higher order questions. Once students get the hang of it, you
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
13 ratings
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By John Laird
This sheet is designed for both short-term and ongoing inquiry projects in Science. Students are given an opportunity to write about their Science inquiry using a variety of writing genre which is one of the objectives of Common Core. This form
Subjects:
General Science, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
6 ratings
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By John Laird
This printable activity is designed to teach and assess students' understanding of the Learner Profile. (The Learner Profile is list of the top ten qualities that students should possess as a well-rounded citizen of the world.) This activity
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, International Baccalaureate
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
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3 ratings
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By John Laird
If you're like me, learning a whole new set of science standards can be daunting. The biggest challenge is that there are several documents that contain all the relevant components that must be implemented. NGSS consists of Disciplinary Core Ideas
Subjects:
Biology, Earth Sciences, Physical Science
Grades:
7th, 8th
Types:
Unit Plans, Professional Documents
$4.00
4 ratings
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By John Laird
This document contains 36 engaging writing prompts designed to allow students to practice and increase their writing skills in many of the Common Core focus areas, including persuasive writing, technical writing, citing textual evidence, writing
Subjects:
Science, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$3.00
4 ratings
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By John Laird
If you're like me, learning a whole new set of science standards can be daunting. The biggest challenge is that there are several documents that contain all the relevant components that must be implemented. NGSS consists of Disciplinary Core Ideas
Subjects:
Biology, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
8th
Types:
Syllabi, Outlines, Professional Documents
$4.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By John Laird
This is a positive behavior/character incentive designed to encourage students to develop the habit of making good choices in the classroom. The IB stands for International Baccalaureate which is an organization of World Schools. This form will work
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, International Baccalaureate, Classroom Management
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By John Laird
This is an organizer designed to promote higher order thinking by encouraging students to create questions about a topic or an idea.
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
1 rating
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By John Laird
Science students need to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts they are studying and exploring through labs. The standard 2 - 3 page Lab Report format can be quite daunting for students, especially English Language Learners. This form
Subjects:
Science, Critical Thinking, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Laboratory, Printables
$2.50
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By John Laird
This is a list of related words and ideas for each of the IB Areas of Interaction. It is essential that students understand Areas of Interaction. All students connect strongly with certain words, but find little meaning in others. By supplying a
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, International Baccalaureate, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Printables
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By John Laird
One of the most effective Cooperative Learning strategies is the use of Team roles. I have created a fun and engaging twist on team roles by tailoring this idea to the Science classroom.
Subjects:
General Science, Problem Solving, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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By John Laird
This is a great little form to provide students with a way to record data from one-time or long-term observations of the sun using a small telescope or binoculars fitted with inexpensive solar filter paper available online. You'll be thrilled at
Subjects:
Astronomy, Critical Thinking, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By John Laird
This form is useful for tracking attendance to clubs, groups, after-school teams, etc.
Subjects:
Student Council, For Administrators, Coaching
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
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By John Laird
This is hand's down the best solar graph that exists online. I know this because I did an exhaustive search and came up all but empty-handed. NASA has a free download, but it is a poorly scanned image of a copy of a copy of a copy. Use it if you
Subjects:
Graphing, Astronomy, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

27 years, 5th through High School Currently, 7 years as Middle School Science teacher

MY TEACHING STYLE

Inquiry based projects Cooperative Grouping Constructivist Hands-on Emphasis on vocab. dev. for ELL students High Expectations Honest and open with students

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University

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