One of the perks to attending several professional development conferences for teachers is the opportunity to see the latest “good stuff” from others in the field. While in Wyoming this past week, we ran into a company called Lunchbox Lessons. I’ve been checking out their free, on-line resources since, and am impressed! Here’s a little about their company as taken from their Facebook page.
“Lunchbox Lessons is an education company. We engage kids in 21st Century Skills with innovative children’s books, workbooks, lesson plans, DVDs and BrainSnacks for learning at home and in the classroom. Working with top shelf authors like Jean Craighead George, TA Barron and Ken Thomasma and organizations such as the Apple Learning Interchange, NHNZ and NOAA, Lunchbox Lessons brings the best resources available to parents and teachers alike.”
As teachers, you’ll love their “Brainsnack” videos which are 3-5 minutes in length. As opposed to those lovely 80’s videos that our students make fun of, these are up-to-date with great live footage. Additionally, they offer some well-written and age-appropriate lesson plans to accompany the video material. I love that the videos allow students access into the careers of real people.
Need more reason to check them out? Look at their list of partners for each topic; it's an impressive list!