Strategies and Techniques

Songs and Chants across the Curriculum

Contributor: Becky Bollinger | File type : Teaching Material

With contributions from other teachers, Becky compiled this booklet of songs and chants for use in elementary schools. Use these and modify them to suit your class' needs.Some songs are blocked o... Read More

Sing, Chant, Learn: Making Memorization Easier with Songs and Chants

Contributor: Becky Bollinger | Length : 8 | File type : Video

How can your students master the parts of speech? The bones of the body? The formulae of geometry? No matter the subject you’re teaching or the personalities of your students, Becky says you can use... Read More

Be Sensational: Engaging the Senses to Stimulate Learning

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns | Length : 13 | File type : Video

When students come to your classroom, you teach them to sit quietly and listen to the teacher. But how well can they absorb what they are being taught? Glenda leads a mini-class in which she demonstra... Read More

Too Long, Too Hard: Making Your Curriculum Work for Your Class

Contributor: Amy Zimmerman | Length : 6 | File type : Video

Textbooks are written with a variety of approaches. Some texts are too light and don't teach enough content, while others have more information than you can teach successfully in a year. What do you... Read More

Now They Know: Why and How to Differentiate Instruction

Contributor: Brian J Martin | Length : 5 | File type : Video

What do you do when some of your students master material, but some don't? Do you keep plowing through the textbook, frustrating those who didn't understand the previous material? Or do you re-teach... Read More

Clear Your Desk, Open Your Heart

Contributor: Darrell Hershberger | Length : 9 | File type : Video

Loving people: it's the primary goal of every day and each interaction. But is love the opposite of getting things done? Darrell Hershberger offers a series of practices for honing our focus and pro... Read More

The 4 M’s of Effective Objectives: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Contributor: Rolin Martin | Length : 15 | File type : Video

Good objectives can give your class activities focus. Vague goals, on the other hand, will let down the teacher and the students. Rolin presents a mini-class on setting appropriate objectives, and o... Read More

What Do Teachers Do? Focusing Your Lessons with Objectives

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | Length : 6 | File type : Video

How do you prepare to teach a class? How do you know what lectures, questions, and activities to include? It all starts with the objective, says Peter. He describes the value of a clear statemen... Read More

Developing Oral Skills (Jonas Sauder)

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 50 | File type : Audio

Oral communication is the ability to put knowledge into words. This talk looks at opportunities to cultivate this important life skill in the classroom with discussions, questions/answers, oral report... Read More