33 AI Prompts for Teachers

Examples for ChatGPT, Claude, Gemini and other LLMs

With the emergence of AI tools like ChatGPT, Claude, and Gemini, teachers can now create lesson plans, engaging activities, and personalized learning materials tailored to students’ needs faster and more efficiently than ever before.

In this article, we’ll explore a comprehensive set of prompts that can be used with any LLM specifically designed for teachers, covering a wide range of topics from lesson planning and differentiated instruction to parent communication and classroom management.

Should you use ChatGPT, Claude, Gemini or something else?

While ChatGPT is one of the most popular AI assistants available, there are multiple chat AI applications available now. Each is powered by a different LLM and each has their own unique strengths and weaknesses.

We’ve written a more in depth article about different LLMs here, but at the time of writing this article, we tend to use Claude and ChatGPT.

That said, the AI space is moving so fast that today’s best could be tomorrow’s worst, so we recommend testing your prompts across different platforms and using the one that gives you the best result for your specific task today.

Throughout this article we’ll use ChatGPT, Claude and Gemini interchangeably, but just know that these prompts can be used with any LLM.

ChatGPT prompts for creating lesson plans

Create a lesson plan on {{topic}} for {{grade level}} students, including objectives, activities, and assessments.

Develop a set of {{number}} interactive classroom activities for teaching {{topic}} that incorporate elements of {{learning style 1}}, {{learning style 2}}, and {{learning style 3}}.

Provide a step-by-step guide for creating a {{type of visual aid}} to support a lesson on {{topic}}.

Generate a list of {{number}} cross-curricular connections for teaching {{topic}} in a {{subject}} classroom.

Develop a {{duration}} lesson plan that integrates {{technology tool}} to enhance student learning of {{topic}}.

ChatGPT prompts for differentiated instruction

Provide a list of {{number}} differentiated learning strategies for teaching {{topic}} to students with diverse learning needs.

Generate a list of {{number}} accommodations and modifications for students with {{specific learning disability}} when teaching {{subject}}.

Suggest {{number}} strategies for differentiating instruction for {{subject}} learners who are {{above/below}} grade level.

Provide a list of {{number}} scaffolding techniques for supporting {{language learners/students with disabilities}} in a {{subject}} classroom.

ChatGPT prompts for assessing student progress

Generate a rubric for assessing {{assignment type}} based on the following criteria: {{criteria 1}}, {{criteria 2}}, {{criteria 3}}, and {{criteria 4}}.

Create a formative assessment tool for evaluating student understanding of {{topic}} that includes {{number}} questions in various formats (e.g., multiple-choice, short answer, true/false).

Provide constructive feedback on the following student writing sample: {{paste writing sample}}. Include suggestions for improvement in areas such as organization, clarity, and grammar.

Develop a summative assessment for a {{duration}} unit on {{topic}} that measures student mastery of the following objectives: {{objective 1}}, {{objective 2}}, {{objective 3}}.

Create a self-assessment tool for students to reflect on their learning progress in {{subject}} and set goals for improvement.

ChatGPT prompts for engaging students and promoting critical thinking

Develop a set of {{number}} engaging discussion questions for {{book title}} that encourage critical thinking and analysis.

Identify {{number}} common misconceptions students may have about {{topic}} and suggest strategies for addressing them.

Generate a list of {{number}} engaging and age-appropriate writing prompts for {{grade level}} students.

Provide a list of {{number}} high-order thinking questions for analyzing {{text/data/artwork}} in a {{subject}} classroom.

Suggest {{number}} strategies for promoting student collaboration and teamwork in a {{subject}} lesson on {{topic}}.

ChatGPT prompts for professional development

Summarize the key points of {{article or research paper}} and discuss how the findings can be applied in the classroom.

Provide an annotated bibliography of {{number}} recent research studies on {{educational topic}} and their implications for teaching practice.

Identify {{number}} professional development opportunities for teachers looking to improve their skills in {{area of focus}}.

Summarize the main points of {{educational theory or pedagogy}} and provide {{number}} examples of how it can be applied in a {{subject}} classroom.

ChatGPT prompts for communicating with parents

Draft an email to parents informing them about their child’s exceptional performance or significant improvement in {{subject}}, and suggest ways to continue supporting their growth.

Create a template for a phone call or in-person meeting with a parent to discuss their child’s {{behavioral issue}} in class, focusing on collaborative problem-solving and setting clear expectations.

Compose a letter to parents at the beginning of the school year, outlining your classroom policies, homework expectations, and preferred methods of communication.

Generate a list of {{number}} tips for effectively communicating with parents during parent-teacher conferences, including active listening, sharing specific examples, and providing constructive feedback.

Write a sample email to parents requesting their input or assistance with a {{classroom project or event}}, emphasizing the importance of parent involvement in their child’s education.

ChatGPT prompts for managing classroom behavior

Develop a behavior intervention plan for a student who exhibits {{specific behavior}} in the classroom, including strategies for prevention, positive reinforcement, and consequences.

Generate a list of {{number}} positive behavior management strategies for creating a supportive and inclusive classroom environment.

Provide a template for a student progress report that communicates academic and behavioral strengths and areas for improvement.

Create a set of {{number}} classroom rules and expectations that promote respect, responsibility, and cooperation among students.

Suggest {{number}} strategies for addressing and redirecting common disruptive behaviors in the classroom, such as {{behavior 1}}, {{behavior 2}}, and {{behavior 3}}.

How to integrate AI into your teaching workflow

Use the website for ChatGPT, Claude or Gemini

You can use ChatGPT, Claude or Gemini directly through their websites. You’ll typically have to create an account and you’ll get instant access to a free version of one of their LLMs, but if you want a more advanced LLM, you’ll have to pay. For example, right now OpenAI offers GPT3.5 for free, but you can pay to upgrade to GPT4.

We’ve found this option is best for individuals who only need to use one platform and only need to use it by themselves.

If that’s you, then you can also use PromptDrive.ai as your prompt management tool. We have an unlimited free plan for individual users and a free chrome extension that will allow you to access your entire prompt library without the need to switch between tabs.

But if you want to save money, use different LLMs and collaborate on prompts and chat responses, then you might benefit from using PromptDrive.

Use PromptDrive.ai

PromptDrive.ai is a platform designed specifically for teams to collaborate on ChatGPT, Claude and Gemini prompts and workflows. It’s particularly useful for businesses or organizations where multiple team members need to work together on projects involving one or more LLMs.

An additional benefit is that you’ll be able to take advantage of AI for a fraction of the cost of using their native websites. You do need to add your own API keys, the process to get one is straightforward and we have guides to help you get started.

Final word

In conclusion, AI tools like ChatGPT, Claude, and Gemini offer a range of possibilities for teachers looking to streamline their workload and create more engaging learning experiences for their students. By using the prompts we’ve explored in this article, you can harness the power of these different LLMs to generate ideas, resources, and materials that would otherwise take hours to create from scratch.

However, it’s essential to remember that AI is not a replacement for your professional experience and input. While these tools can provide valuable assistance and inspiration, they cannot replace the human touch and expertise that you bring to the classroom. AI can help you work more efficiently, but it cannot replace the critical role you play in guiding and nurturing your students’ development.

As you begin to incorporate these prompts into your workflow, keep in mind that they are just a starting point. To get the most relevant and effective responses from AI, you’ll need to adapt, customize, and add more information based on your specific needs and context. Don’t be afraid to experiment, iterate, and refine your prompts over time to ensure that they align with your teaching goals and style.

By leveraging the power of AI while staying true to your professional judgment and expertise, you can unlock new possibilities for your teaching practice and create a more dynamic, personalized, and effective learning environment for your students.

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