Strategies and Techniques

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

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