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Teachers can convey their ideas more powerfully if they take time to improve their presentation skills. The Act of Teaching : Nancy Houfek, Head of Voice and Speech for the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, leads a workshop that stresses the importance of communication with the whole self in ...
The Act of Teaching: Pt. 1: Theater Techniques for Classrooms and Presentations
Teachers can convey their ideas more powerfully if they take time to improve their presentation skills. The Act of Teaching : Nancy Houfek, Head of Voice and Speech for the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, leads a workshop that stresses the importance of communication with the whole self in order to reach an audience. Throughout the workshop, she introduces participants to the same techniques that actors use to prepare and deliver a performance, including warm-ups, relaxation, strengthening, and visualizing exercises. In Part I, Theater Techniques for Classroom and Presentation, Houfek focuses on overcoming stage fright, knowing your objectives, and 'landing your message'. In part II, Physical and Vocal Exercises , she leads teachers through 20 minutes of exercises specifically designed to prepare them for the physical challenges of the classroom, beginning with 'Waking Up the Body', and moving to vocal warm-ups that treat the voice as an instrument requiring care. Together, these techniques and exercises present a new set of resources that greatly broaden the avenues we customarily use in communicating with colleagues and students. An illustrated guide to exercises is included as a PDF.
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With the increasing trends of inclusive classrooms, high-stakes accountability for teachers and administration, and earlier identification of students with special needs, it is vital that both general and special education teachers know how to write and implement effective individualized education plans (IEPs). In order to learn how to write and ...
Developing Effective Individualized Education Programs: A Case Based Tutorial
With the increasing trends of inclusive classrooms, high-stakes accountability for teachers and administration, and earlier identification of students with special needs, it is vital that both general and special education teachers know how to write and implement effective individualized education plans (IEPs). In order to learn how to write and implement plans you need to understand the process. Using observation videos, interactive quizzes, tutorials reflection activities, IEP forms, and a wealth of additional resources such as relevant articles and web links related to education topics related to IEPs, this interactive, step-by-step CD will help students to better understand the IEP process by showing them how to put this knowledge into practice.
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The use of tablets, digital cameras, webcams, and other technology is the new normal in many classrooms. Teaching in the Digital Age provides teachers and administrators of young children with innovative strategies to embrace and integrate technology in to the classroom. It explores the many ways technology, such as tablet ...
Teaching in the Digital Age: Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3
The use of tablets, digital cameras, webcams, and other technology is the new normal in many classrooms. Teaching in the Digital Age provides teachers and administrators of young children with innovative strategies to embrace and integrate technology in to the classroom. It explores the many ways technology, such as tablet computers, MP3s, videos, photographs, audio recordings, webcams, projectors, and publication and presentation tools can be used to enhance a classroom's complete curriculum and assessment. Tips for using these tools are included, as well as learning activities, worksheets, resources, and a framework to plan, evaluate, and reflect upon the learning experiences. This resource will help early childhood educators not only add technology to the classroom, but also embed it across the curriculum.
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41.950000 USD
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Class meetings are a core part of the award-winning program to reduce Schools across the country are using the world-renowned Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) to reduce bullying and create a safe and caring school environment. Class meetings are a core part of this award-winning program--and Class Meetings That Matter ...
Class Meetings That Matter: A Year's Worth of Resources for Grades 6-8
Class meetings are a core part of the award-winning program to reduce Schools across the country are using the world-renowned Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) to reduce bullying and create a safe and caring school environment. Class meetings are a core part of this award-winning program--and Class Meetings That Matter is an ideal component for any school using OBPP. Developed by the authors of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, this easy-to-use manual provides almost an entire year's worth of engaging, age-appropriate, and grade-specific ideas and topics to conduct meaningful class meetings. Topic categories include: *building a positive classroom climate *identifying feelings *communication *hot spots *peer relationships *respecting differences and promoting acceptance *serving the community/reaching outward *using current events
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Class Meetings That Matter: A Year's Worth of Resources for Grades 6-8

by Vicki Crocker Flerx, Jane Riese, Nancy Mullin, Marlene Snyder, Susan P. Limber, Dan Olweus
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Give educators the keys to a transformative instructional approach that raises and sustains schoolwide achievement! Designed to complement Breakthrough, the bestseller by Michael Fullan, Peter Hill, and Carmel Crevola, this comprehensive multimedia presentation offers staff developers the necessary materials to help administrators create expert instructional systems that can dramatically improve ...
Breakthrough (Multimedia Kit): A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development
Give educators the keys to a transformative instructional approach that raises and sustains schoolwide achievement! Designed to complement Breakthrough, the bestseller by Michael Fullan, Peter Hill, and Carmel Crevola, this comprehensive multimedia presentation offers staff developers the necessary materials to help administrators create expert instructional systems that can dramatically improve performance for both students and teachers. Facilitators will be able to demonstrate the authors' powerful Triple P Breakthrough Model: Personalization-student-centered classroom interactions; Precision-monitoring student progress using formative assessments; and Professional Learning-daily, ongoing learning for all educators. Discussion topics include: - Smart application of data-driven instruction to reach all learners - Contextual learning opportunities related to teachers' specific situations - Commitment to excellence in classroom instruction based on a clear moral purpose - Breakthrough leadership that generates future leaders and communicates across school, district, and state levels Featuring classroom practices that promote individualized and focused instruction, Breakthrough: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development provides: - The companion book, Breakthrough, an educator's guide for transforming daily instruction - A 42-minute, content-rich DVD-with a navigation menu for easy stop-and-search control of video content-that features discussions with Michael Fullan, Peter Hill, and Carmel Crevola and presents the Triple P Breakthrough Model in action - A step-by-step facilitator's guide connecting the book's core content to the DVD and including segment prompts, workshop outlines, extended workshop activities, key points, and discussion questions - A CD-ROM that contains the entire facilitator guide including printable outlines, handouts, agendas, an evaluation form, and other materials for easy reproduction This all-in-one package is indispensable for helping educators reform current instructional systems to advance authentic learner independence and realize long-term performance results for their schools and districts.
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249.77 USD
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Transform outdoor spaces into learning environments where children can enjoy a full range of activities as they spend quality time in nature. This book is filled with guidance to help you plan, design, and create an outdoor learning program that is a rich, thoughtfully equipped, natural extension of your indoor ...
Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments
Transform outdoor spaces into learning environments where children can enjoy a full range of activities as they spend quality time in nature. This book is filled with guidance to help you plan, design, and create an outdoor learning program that is a rich, thoughtfully equipped, natural extension of your indoor curriculum. Loaded with practical and creative ideas, it also includes information to help you understand how outdoor classrooms benefit children's learning and development; collaborate with other teachers, administrators, and families to make your outdoor classroom a reality; create development and action plans to strategize and implement changes; and evaluate your outdoor environment, programs, and practices. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms promotes the idea that if you can do it indoors, you can probably do it outside as well.
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52.450000 USD
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Confronting gaps in school achievement requires a systematic examination of the entire school system and a comprehensive problem-solving approach. Written for school leaders, this completely revised and expanded edition outlines 50 detailed, researched-based strategies for developing high-performing schools. Emphasizing the provision of equal educational opportunities for all learners, this book ...
50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap (Multimedia Kit): A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development
Confronting gaps in school achievement requires a systematic examination of the entire school system and a comprehensive problem-solving approach. Written for school leaders, this completely revised and expanded edition outlines 50 detailed, researched-based strategies for developing high-performing schools. Emphasizing the provision of equal educational opportunities for all learners, this book is organized around six critical standards: - Teach a well-crafted, focused, valid, and clear curriculum - Align assessments, programmes, and instructional resources with curriculum - Promote student equality and equity - Focus on mastery learning and effective teaching strategies - Provide resources for establishing curriculum expectations, monitoring, and accountability - Institute effective district and school planning, staff development, and resource allocation to create a quality learning environment With field-tested best practices and an expanded bibliography and research base, this hands-on guide provides school leaders with strategies that give all learners the opportunity to succeed.
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227.18 USD

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap (Multimedia Kit): A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development

by Fenwick W. English, William K. Poston, Betty E Steffy-English, Carolyn J. Downey
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