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Michael Yell on Writing as Thinking


Practicing writing practices good habits of thought, says Mike Yell. Two strategies can get your students writing every day. [...] »

Michael Yell Uses National History Day for Classroom Differentiation


Searching for advanced projects for your eager learners? Teacher Mike Yell recommends National History Day. [...] »

Michael Yell on Making Every History Lecture Engaging


Is "lecture" a bad word? Or can you make a lecture an active learning experience for your students? Mike Yell says you can. [...] »

Michael Yell on Using DVDs/Video Segments in the History Classroom


What student doesn't love a "movie day"? The question is, how much are they learning from it? [...] »

Michael Yell on Critical Thinking and Teaching History


Don't think once. Think twice. Demand concise, thought-provoking work from students. [...] »

Michael Yell on a Strategy for the Use of Textbooks in the History Classroom


Students aren't always working with primary sources. Seventh-grade history teacher Mike Yell leads students in getting the GIST of secondary sources. [...] »

Michael Yell's Strategies for Using Primary Sources in Your Classroom


Combine strategies to create new techniques! Mike Yell combines DBQs and Response Groups. [...] »

Michael Yell on Developing a Climate of Engagement


Former NCSS president and 7th-grade teacher Michael Yell shares his first-day teaching strategies for upper elementary and secondary. [...] »

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