9 Keys to Teaching a Successful Lesson
Today's featured article was "9 Keys to Teaching a Successful Lesson." I agree with all of the author's points and would add a few: make it challenging, but fun; make it exciting; use Understanding by Design as a guideline; and plan in extra time to explore ideas that the students bring up. If they want to explore the topic more, don't deny them their curiosity.
The article also links to some other good tips and ideas.
I recommend that all teachers check out this site.