FreshPlans is a project of Haden Interactive. Specifically, it’s the project of Josepha, Rebecca, and Rosamond Haden. Among us, we have more than twenty years’ teaching experience. We’ve taught in schools, colleges, homes, museums, churches, and corporate settings, and we love to share our ideas with other educators. Contact us if you want to discuss in-service trainings at your school — or if you want to discuss anything else, for that matter.
Some of the people who have made this site possible are web engineer and designer Shan Pesaru, graphic artist Jay Jaro, and multimedia designers Chad Taber and Sean Sallings. We also appreciate the assistance of guitarist Gideon Haden and all the wonderful people, public and private, who’ve given us advice and answered our questions and allowed us to film or shoot photos in their spaces.
We also are grateful for those of you visitors who have made purchases by clicking through from our links, since our affiliate income pays the hosting bills for the site. When you buy anything at all from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chronicle Books, HearthSong, LeapFrog, or MindWare Toys after clicking through with one of our links, they send us a few cents. We believe that it’s a convenience for our readers to be able to buy the things we show or mention (when they’re not free things, as many of them are), and having affiliate relationships with the shops allows us to maintain our site as a free service for our fellow educators.
This is a new home for us, but we have had lesson plans online since 2005. We have lesson plans at Artsedge, Hotchalk, and Lesson Plans Page, among other places.
Here are some of the things other teachers say about our lessons:
- “OMG! I love your posts!”-J.L.
- “Wonderful! Very useful! Please keep it coming!” -T.A.
- “OMG this is flippin’ awesome! I love all your lessons!” -D.R.
- “XDD OMG Awesome!! I’m so bookmarking this for later use. You are my hero!” -F.O.
- “Excellent and useful lesson plans. Thank you.” -S.E.
- “I feel your methods and techniques leveraging social media to reach out definitely need to be emulated by more educators, trainers, teachers, and undoubtedly a difference can be made!” -V.M.
- “When I clicked onto your site, I came across a treasure trove! Thanks for sharing all these great resources and for your wonderful ideas!” -H.V.
We hope you’ll explore the lessons and resources, come back often, and share your own ideas with us. We take requests!
If you find this a useful resource, you can share it with visitors to your site, with fellow teachers, or with parents by using our badge or link:
To add the badge to your site, just right click on the image and save it, then upload it onto your website. If you look in the code, you’ll see a place where it says “<a href=” If you put our link (http://www.myfreshplans.com) into the quotation marks after the equals sign, the badge will take people directly to our website.
You can also put this snippet of code into the html at your website:
<a href=”http://www.myfreshplans.com”>FreshPlans Teacher Resource Site</a>
Doing this dresses up your website and helps us spread the word.
Our mailing address:
FreshPlans, 1337 E. Ash, Fayetteville, AR, 72703
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