Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Back to School Season #Plan

Dr. Albert Comitto created this popular plan book for teachers in 1974 while teaching Methods and Materials for Teachers at what was then Salem State College. Developmental Teaching is the proud distributor of Fulton Publishing, the publisher of three plan books and a brand new electronic planning software called Tapcin. Check us out at

Thursday, June 12, 2014


The first World Cup Soccer game took place today with home team Brazil vs. Croatia in what was a very physical match. Brazil won 
3-1. Millions of people in the stands, on the streets and everywhere as far as anyone could see just erupted! World Cup offers opportunities for incredible athletes to participate in the highest level of a world game. Imagine World Cup teaching and learning!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Big Yellow Plan Books are a Little Part of NE History

The Big Yellow Plan Book was originally created by Dr. Albert Commito, a professor of education at Salem State University (when it was a college). Dr. Commito taught a course that was known as Methods and Materials in Education. It covered a great deal of the mechanics of teaching such as creating lesson plans, managing your grade book, parent communications, etc. Fulton Publishing (Developmental Teaching) bought the rights to the Big Yellow Plan Book19 years ago and it is still a mainstay in many schools.
You can still find this tried and true plan book but you can also try the new lesson planning software called Tapcin (teach~align~plan~community~international~network).
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Why We Teach....

The rewards in teaching are vast and personal. Why do you teach?
We love to read and to be read to...

We love to create meaning for all students...

We are interested in changing the way things are done.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

May Your Holidays Be Filled With Peace and Joy

To All The Dedicated Teachers in the World,

May Your Holidays Be Filled with Peace and Joy,
Thank You for the Work You Do,


Friday, December 13, 2013

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.   
His house is in the village though;   
He will not see me stopping here   
To watch his woods fill up with snow.   

My little horse must think it queer   
To stop without a farmhouse near   
Between the woods and frozen lake   
The darkest evening of the year.   

He gives his harness bells a shake   
To ask if there is some mistake.   
The only other sound’s the sweep   
Of easy wind and downy flake.   

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.   
But I have promises to keep,   
And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1923, © 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, Inc., renewed 1951, by Robert Frost. Reprinted with the permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)

Snow fall changes the landscape and the world has to slow down if only for a minute.
As New England prepares for the first major winter storm of this season, slow down a minute and enjoy! Enjoy this holiday season.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Developmental Teaching is Proud to Present Tapcin

Developmental Teaching, LLC is proud to present its newest teacher planning tool---Tapcin. Tapcin is an acronym that stands for Teach~Align~Plan~Community~International~Network. It is an online web-based application designed to streamline lesson planning, aligning lessons with Common Core State Standards, creating and managing plan books, measuring and self assessing and, perhaps most importantly, collaborating with others. Check it out at