Strategies and Techniques

Staff Development: Empowering the Educator to Engage the Learner

Contributor: Howard Lichty | Length : 10 | File type : Video

The process of becoming a better teacher holds so much potential for enjoyment and inspiration, especially when a group of teachers grows together. An administrator can help give this process the vita... Read More

Introduction to Diverse Learners: Part 1 of 5

Contributor: Becky Bollinger | Length : 10 | File type : Video

Classrooms are greenhouses, students are plants, and teachers are gardeners. This analogy introduces a five-part video series by Becky Bollinger on diverse learners and learning disabilities. In this ... Read More

Learning by Doing: Developing Activities that Inspire and Inform

Contributor: Deana Swanson | Length : 7 | File type : Audio

What does making a Renaissance-era dome out of newspaper or role-playing a labor strike have to do with school? Learning, of course. In this video, Deana Swanson shares some ideas and tips for making ... Read More

Diagramming Sentences: Strategies for Learning Sentence Structure

Contributor: Deana Swanson | Length : 4 | File type : Video

Do your English students struggle with diagramming sentences? Sentence diagramming is a classic method for helping students see the structure of a complete thought, but the process can get messy, espe... Read More

Dealing with Dysfunctional Homes: What Teachers Can Do, What Boards Can Do

Contributor: Jonathan Erb | Length : 7 | File type : Video

Dysfunctional homes directly impact schools. While some situations cause only minor annoyances, others hinder the student's and the school's ability to function, and thus demand more significant inter... Read More

Idea: Social Studies Bulletin Board

Contributor: | File type : Document

This educational bulletin board from Josiah Zimmerman reinforces the lessons learned in social studies and geography class and encourages students to think globally. ... Read More

Ideas: Elementary Devotions

Contributor: LaFaye Weaver | File type : Document

This document lists and outlines some ideas for morning devotions in elementary classrooms. Download this document or read it below. ... Read More

Music in Class: A Whole Body Approach with Singing

Contributor: Kyla Mast | Length : 4 | File type : Video

Music is a powerful teaching tool because it involves the entire person: body and mind, sense and soul. In this video, Kyla encourages teachers to harness the pedagogical power of singing by making it... Read More

Motivated Students: Tips for Active Learning in the Individualized Classroom

Contributor: David Miller | Length : 5 | File type : Video

All teachers deal with the question of student motivation, but teachers in more individualized classroom arrangements face some unique challenges. If a student lacks internal motivation, what external... Read More

Games: A Classroom Theme

Contributor: LaFaye Weaver | File type : Curricular

In these snapshots from her classroom, LaFaye shows us how to make classroom procedures and study time fun and games.