Strategies and Techniques

Read, Think, Talk: Effective Discussions around the Textbook

Contributor: Bethany Beiler | Length : 6 | File type : Video

Your students benefit from reading aloud. They practice skills of enunciation, voice projection, and confidence in a group. But how can you maximize their subject-area learning during class read-aloud... Read More

Constantly Connecting: Getting and Keeping Your Students’ Attention

Contributor: Andrea Stoltzfus | Length : 3 | File type : Video

No matter how valuable the lesson you're teaching, some students will struggle to stay focused. From calling on students to hooks that provoke reflection, Andrea explains the simple activities she inc... Read More

What Do They Need to Know? Focusing Instruction with Learning Maps

Contributor: Anthony Hurst | Length : 5 | File type : Video

How do you decide what you will require students to learn? In English and math, these decisions are usually made by your curriculum, says Anthony. But there are so many things to learn in science clas... Read More

Spare-Time Learning: Activity Lists to Keep Everyone Engaged

Contributor: Cheri Rhodes | Length : 3 | File type : Audio

Some students speed through their work. Others need extra coaching. How do you keep the faster students motivated while preserving the time you need to help others? Shannon and Cheri describe a simple... Read More

Classic Poetry Bulletin Boards

Contributor: Karen Nolt | File type : Curricular

Save time by using these bulletin boards created by a teacher, ready for you to print and hang in your classroom. They can be simply stapled to the classroom bulletin board, no borders needed. Most of... Read More

Never Give the Answer: Struggling Together to Understanding

Contributor: Spencer Weaver | Length : 6 | File type : Video

"I can't do this. This is dumb."If your students keep getting stuck and needing the teacher's help, they are at risk of negative attitudes about themselves or their learning. But Spencer encourage... Read More

Picture this Planet: Engaging Senses, Enabling Students

Contributor: Wanda Hoover | Length : 3

With paper, rock, and a football galaxy, Wanda demonstrates visual and sensory activities for engaging students. Today's students live in an immersion of media. From glossy picture books to digital me... Read More

Finding Ways to Get Them Excited: Going beyond the Lecture with Objects and Color

Contributor: Deana Swanson | Length : 6 | File type : Video

You've taught the lesson. Your students have learned the parts of speech, the parts of government, or the parts of a tooth. But have they learned? Will they use the information? Do they want to know m... Read More

Worth Taking Time For: Why and How I Check in Class

Contributor: Javon Miller | Length : 4 | File type : Video

Checking: It's one thing you can save for after school. But should you? Javon Miller believes the immediate feedback of checking student work in class is worth the time it takes. He explains the benef... Read More

Show Them, Tell Them: Techniques to Communicate the Stories of the Bible

Contributor: Yvonne King | Length : 25 | File type : Video

It's Bible story time, so you reach for the Bible story book. Will your students engage with the message? Will they understand how the people of the story felt?By learning the story so well that y... Read More