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

The Exciting Journey: Guiding Your Class to Successful Reading

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns | Length : 12 | File type : Video

View on Vimeo or download to your device. Learning to read: everyone is expected to do it, but it won't happen automatically. For some students, it will be far from easy. In this session, learn the... Read More

Tools For Your Toolbox

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

In this long stretch from beginning of the school year to Thanksgiving, the “honeymoon” is over. Here are some tools or ideas that can equip you to keep going. It’s not fair! “That’s n... Read More


Contributor: Susanna Nolt | File type : Teaching Material

Grades 2-8 learn about Pointillism, a form of painting that uses dots instead of smooth brush strokes. Students make their own pointillistic picture using markers. Lesson PlanPowerPointRu... Read More

Ta, Ta, Ta-Di Ta: Music Class Exercises for Rhythm and Beat

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

Elementary students at Pleasant Valley use With Glad Voices to study music. In this class, Karlita leads students in exercises to enhance their sense of rhythm and beat.... Read More

Snowy Landscape Art Lessons

Contributor: Yvonne King | File type : Teaching Material

In this series of lessons, students learn about color value by painting several layers of color to create a snowy landscape. Foreground and background is emphasized with trees of different sizes an... Read More

Show Me a Way to Make Eleven: How I Teach Math with Rekenreks

Contributor: Ruth Anna Kuhns | Length : 6 | File type : Video

"Rekenreks are similar to an abacus," Ruth Anna wrote in a blog post, "although much more economical... With some cardboard, fish line, large beads, and hot glue, you can create your own stash."... Read More

Teach Your Students to Weave

Contributor: Twila Groff | Length : 3 | File type : Video

Weaving: an ancient art, and still beautiful. In this brief video, Twila Groff demonstrates a simple loom your students can create from inexpensive materials. The weavings they produce can become ha... Read More

Japanese Block Painting Art Lesson

Contributor: Susanna Nolt | File type : Teaching Material

Grades 2-8 learn about Ukiyo-e (Japanese block-print making) and the famous Ukiyo-e painting The Great Wave by Hokusai. Students then make their own block-print of waves using styrofoam, "inking" i... Read More

Cubism Star (Texture) Art Lesson

Contributor: Susanna Nolt | File type : Teaching Material

Grades 2-4 learn about Cubism, an influential art form in the twentieth century. Cubism is a style of art where "objects are broken up and reassembled in abstract form." Students create a cubistic... Read More