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Make your close reading lesson more interactive with station rotations! Stations are easy to do in your classroom with this ready-to-use printable resource. The lesson plan includes directions for preparation and carrying out close reading
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Define normal. Are labels helpful or harmful? This engaging introduction to abnormal psychology has students creating their own understandings of the continuum of normality and the effects of labels on diagnosing, treating, and living with a mental
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This two-part lesson gives your students a way to engage creatively with the history of abnormal psychology, as well as the 3Ds of abnormality and the function of the DSM-V. Students will jigsaw reading information on 5 different "eras" of abnormal
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4 Activities in 1! At each station, students will learn more about a different anxiety disorder. Activities are engaging, hands-on, and educational. By the end of the rotation, they will be able to compare/contrast the various types of anxiety and
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Students will gain a well-rounded understanding of the complex world of schizophrenia. Through a video KWL, they will start their learning and discussion. Expert groups will explore topics such as symptoms, treatments, and real life examples. They
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Instead of having students only do one role during a lit circle discussion, station rotations ensure students interact with the text in multiple ways to deepen their understanding of the text. This resource includes directions for setting up
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Compare and contrast song lyrics in order to understand what a utopia is and why it is so hard to achieve. This lesson will walk you and your students through a close read of four different songs to jigsaw expert groups and teaching groups of the
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When teaching altered states of consciousness, one must address the role that drugs play in society. Instead of telling kids that drugs are bad, this lesson helps them come to their own conclusions about the psychological, mental, and economic
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Based on the language of the AP English Literature and Composition Scoring Criteria, this rubric breaks "good writing" down into manageable chunks. Clear descriptors help students know their areas of strength and weaknesses. Five areas of writing
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Engage students' creativity and concentration with doodle notes! This graphic organizer covers the history of psychology from its ancient roots to its 5 original areas, then into the 9 modern schools of psychology. Resource includes a printable
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It's like 5 lessons in 1! This resource includes 5 station rotation options for your students to work with surrounding the topic of Mood Disorders in abnormal psychology. Resource includes: *Overview Video: discussion questions *Nature vs.
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Dissociative Identity Disorder is known to most as Multiple Personality Disorder. This resource exposes students to this unique and mystifying disorder. Students watch classic footage of The Three Faces of Eve as well as Sybil, and complete doodle
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As students learn about altered states of consciousness, this lesson will allow them to experience what that really feels like. For many students this will be the closest they have ever come to true meditation. You will walk them through a
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Give your students the language and background to approach a single text through a variety of literary criticism perspectives. This resource gives an overview of the main literary criticism "schools" and guiding questions for them to ask themselves
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Students will discover how psychologists sort and categorize disorders based on similarities and differences. Personality Disorders studied in this resource are anti-social, narcissistic, and borderline. They will read, compare and contrast,
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Four Resources in one This resource bundles four minilessons into one discounted purchase. Each lesson includes the lesson plan with learning targets, directions, links, and pacing. Each lesson was timed between 20-30 minutes, so this bundle gives
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This differentiated RAFT project can be used with any dystopian novel. It assesses the big ideas of a dystopian society as well as the critical literary analysis elements such as symbolism, theme, character, and tone. Students are given choice and
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Spice up your lit circle roles with these HOT ideas. Each role is designed to require the Highest thinking skills from each participant. This is great to use in an honors or AP/IB class for literature discussions. Clear directions and descriptions
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Personality is difficult for scientists to quantify and test. There are many theories out there that attempt to categorize, describe, and predict personality. In this lesson, students look at various resources and reflect upon their own
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Students will become experts on one type of treatment for mental illnesses. There are 9 broad categories such as Insight Therapy or Biomedical Treatments. There are subcategories also if you need more types to research in a large class. Students
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14 years in public education and consulting

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I am a facilitator who wants learning to be fun and engaging, all while making their little brains hurt from thinking so much. My classes are discussion and project based. I crave routine yet love changing things up to keep it interesting :)

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