Strategies and Techniques

Why Do I Need to Learn This?

Contributor: John Mark Kuhns | Length : 17 | File type : Video

When faced with a difficult concept or task, students often ask, Why do we have to learn this? What is behind this familiar and frustrating response? In most cases, John Mark suggests, the question... Read More

Breathing Life into History

Contributor: Lyndon Martin | File type : Teaching Material

History is a lively story full of original characters, interesting places, and surprising plot twists. But history class tends to reduce it to a lifeless assortment of facts and dates. How can we re... Read More

I Can’t Do This

Contributor: John Mark Kuhns | Length : 16 | File type : Video

When students tell you they can't do something, what are they really saying? What's behind the expression of defeat? John Mark suggests three possibilities and how to respond: The student may be ... Read More

Staff Development: Empowering the Educator to Engage the Learner

Contributors: 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

Contributors: 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

Contributors: 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

Contributors: 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

Contributors: 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

| 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

Contributors: 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