Lessons and Strategies

My Philosophy

My philosophy as a teacher has been to develop a classroom culture of engagement, thinking, and enjoyment. Throughout my career I created lessons utilizing research-based practice-proven strategies to engage students, cultivate their curiosity, and get them intellectually grappling with ideas, and with primary sources.

I will continue to add lessons and strategies  to my educational marketplace site Mr. Yell’s Social Studies.




Michael Yell is a creative author who has written over 30 biographical and historical books for Blake eLearning, He enthusiastically researches his subject to ensure the facts are both accurate and enlightening. Michael’s writing style is energetic, inquisitive, and educational. His enthusiasm for learning is contagious!

Alysha Hodge

Managing Editor, Blake eLearning, Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia