Teachin’ The Blues Away (CD music)$17.95Add to cartView Cart
This is a music CD. Teachin’ The Blues Away lyrics were written for the classroom teacher and are riddled with tips, strategies, and ideas – mixed together with Blues music. Vocals are by John Carswell. John has played with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Muddy Waters, to name just a few. It is unique in that we perform and have fun with you and at the same time we also teach you! We celebrate both the challenge and joy of teaching on this VERY UNIQUE product. There is nothing like it.
DICE – Introduce Randomness In Your Classroom!$17.00Add to cartView Cart
Instruction Manual with dice ideas for your classroom included.
We can often be our own worst enemy when it comes to keeping our students attention. As an example, we often use the Round Robin technique to ensure students participates equally. The problem with this approach is it signals students that when done participating (e.g. answered the question), it is time to relax, tune out, and ignore the rest of that lesson. What to do? Adding an element of chance and randomness (DICE) into your flow of lessons can greatly increase student participation and attention. You can have students roll to do certain tasks, assign specific tasks you want them to do, or a combination thereof. Remember, the idea is that they will not know when they may be called on and that when their number comes up, the expectation is there for them to participate. Keeping it random prevents your students from getting lax in their attention and sends the very powerful signal that at any time, they are responsible for the information and learning within your classroom. This Polyhedral 7-Die Set with velveteen bag allows you to roll any number at any time!
Differentiated Instruction: Engagement and Motivation in Every Classroom!$25.00Add to cartView Cart
Every teacher knows the frustration of trying to reach each student at that student’s appropriate level, just as every student knows the frustration of receiving a lesson that was too easy or too difficult. This book describes Differentiated Instruction strategies proven to make the most of every moment of teaching time and learning time in a way that is simple, fun, engaging, and motivating. These ideas will serve you as you further expand your students’ engagement opportunities and support your students in extending their self-motivation. Included are strategies to promote positive feelings, promote attention and interest, promote connectedness and relevancy, promote self-efficacy, and ideas on how to share these best practices with others!
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