Strategies and Techniques

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

Laying a Solid Foundation in Preschool (Jonas Sauder)

Contributor: Jonas Sauder | Length : 47 | File type : Audio

First-grade teachers expect that six-year-olds come to school with a solid foundation ready for formal reading instruction. Without that foundation, the students are ill-equipped to learn, and teacher... Read More

Setting Up Your Classroom to Enhance Student Learning

Contributor: Brian J Martin | Length : 7 | File type : Video

How should you arrange your learning space? Brian reminds us that there is more than one good way to set up student desks. And beginning with one configuration doesn't mean that it cannot be changed... Read More

How to Love the Troubled Student

Contributor: Judith Yoder | File type : Article

I worked with a troubled student for two years. This dear girl came from a troubled home. Her parents were going through a divorce. Not only that, she also was suddenly caught in the midst of Mennon... Read More

Stories, Songs, and Show What You Know: Elementary Math Review Techniques

Contributor: Sherri King | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Sherri King demonstrates review techniques as she reviews multiplication tables and temperature scales with her third grade class. As you watch, consider the procedures she has established to allow ... Read More

If I Had to Do It Over (Roy Gingerich)

Contributor: Roy Gingerich | Length : 70 | File type : Audio

After 30 years in the classroom, a retired teacher shares things he would avoid and things he would do again if given the opportunity.

To Keep Their Attention, Keep Moving: Ways to Call on Students

Contributor: Denise Martin | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Do your instructional methods keep all of your students engaged? Denise Martin believes that, even during a lecture, each student should be paying attention. She demonstrates and explains several me... Read More

The Trouble with Facts (Joshua Porter)

Contributor: Joshua Porter | Length : 63 | File type : Audio

The world today is overflowing with facts. Teachers are awash in them, and students are drowning in them. No one could possibly absorb them all, and most of them are not worth absorbing. This workshop... Read More