Teaching has always seemed to be an individual activity, forcing teachers to figure things out on their own. Using trial and error isn’t necessarily a bad thing when conducting a science experiment but probably not something that works that well when trying to corral 30 8th graders.

And in the pre-internet days, it was difficult for teachers looking for help with instructional practice, resources and strategies to find it.

But with the web, PLNs and digital content, teachers don’t have to sink or swim on their own anymore. There are tons of great lesson plans and ideas out there, conversations that we can have and sites we need to use.

The problem?

Time to find them.

And . . . while I can put links and sites and handy gadgets here at History Tech, it doesn’t really feel like the most suitable place to share in-depth lessons and strategies. So I have created a specific page over at Social Studies Central to share useful things I run across.

The Best Practices page highlights a variety of detailed professional development resources goodies from such sites as the National History Education Clearing House, Edutopia and History Matters. Every few weeks, I grab a few more.

So . . . take off that life preserver, head on over to Best Practices and discover what others have to offer!