180 Creative Ideas for Getting Students Involved Engaged and Excited

Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071436014
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the editors of The Teacher's Calendar and Chase's Calendar of Events comes an indispensable classroom resource for educators of grades K-8. Here are 180 lesson plan supplements--one for each day of the school year--that will give teachers ready access to an abundance of practical, do-able activities and listings of very helpful resources to enrich lessons and encourage student participation. Ideas are presented chronologically by month, but are also keyed by subject area (math, science, language arts, etc.) for maximum ease of use.

Kick Start Your Class

Author: LouAnne Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118104560
Format: PDF
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LouAnne Johnson's newest book is a collection of fun and simple educational icebreaker activities that get students excited and engaged from the very first minute of class. These activities are great to use with students at all levels, and many of the activities include variations and modifications for different groups. Research has shown that the use of icebreakers increases student motivation by creating an emotional connection between the student and school. In as little as five minutes, a creative icebreaker can engage students' brains, encourage critical thinking, and much more.

Level Up Your Classroom

Author: Jonathan Cassie
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622055
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this lively and practical book, seasoned educator Jonathan Cassie shines a spotlight on gamification, an instructional approach that’s revolutionizing K–12 education. Games are well known for their ability to inspire persistence. The best ones feature meaningful choices that have lasting consequences, reward experimentation, provide a like-minded community of players, and gently punish failure and encourage risk-taking behavior. Players feel challenged, but not overwhelmed. A gamified lesson bears these same hallmarks. It is explicitly gamelike in its design and fosters perseverance, creativity, and resilience. Students build knowledge through experimentation and then apply what they’ve learned to fuel further exploration at higher levels of understanding. In this book, Cassie covers * What happens to student learning when it is gamified. * Why you might want to gamify instruction for your students. * The process for gamifying both your classroom and your lessons. If you want to see your students engaged, motivated, and excited about learning, join Jonathan Cassie on a journey that will add a powerful new set of ideas and practices to your teaching toolkit. The gamified classroom—an exciting new frontier of 21st century learning—awaits you and your students. Will you answer the call?

The Highly Engaged Classroom

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543121
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Student engagement happens as a result of a teacher’s careful planning and execution of specific strategies. This self-study text provides in-depth understanding of how to generate high levels of student attention and engagement. Using the suggestions in this book, every teacher can create a classroom environment where engagement is the norm, not the exception.

Read 180

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Publisher:
ISBN: 9780545318488
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A student workbook that provides instruction in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing and grammar skills.

After Tupac D Foster

Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399246548
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the New York City borough of Queens in 1996, three girls bond over their shared love of Tupac Shakur's music, as together they try to make sense of the unpredictable world in which they live.

The Science Teacher s Activity A Day Grades 5 10

Author: Pam Walker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470872451
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A hands-on and fun-filled resource for teaching science to middle and high school students New in the 5-Minute Fundamentals Series, The Science Teacher's Activity-A-Day, Grades 6-12, includes 180 easy, five-minute hook or sponge activities to capture learners' attention and introduce lessons. Divided into three units, Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth and Space Science; the activities cover topics based on the National Science Education Standards. All the book's activities can be done with materials that are inexpensive and easy to find Includes quick and fun "sponge" activities that are designed to engage students All the activities take about 5 minutes to complete The Science Teacher's Activity-a-Day is an ideal resource for middle and high school science teachers.

Art Lab for Kids

Author: Susan Schwake
Publisher:
ISBN: 1592537650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents art lessons for art projects of varying styles including drawing, printmaking, and mixed media.

Substitute

Author: Nicholson Baker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399576371
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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**A New York Times Bestseller** “May be the most revealing depiction of the American contemporary classroom that we have to date." —Garret Keizer, The New York Times Book Review Bestselling author Nicholson Baker, in pursuit of the realities of American public education, signed up as a substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. In 2014, after a brief orientation course and a few fingerprinting sessions, Nicholson Baker became an on-call substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. He awoke to the dispatcher’s five-forty a.m. phone call and headed to one of several nearby schools; when he got there, he did his best to follow lesson plans and help his students get something done. What emerges from Baker’s experience is a complex, often touching deconstruction of public schooling in America: children swamped with overdue assignments, over­whelmed by the marvels and distractions of social media and educational technology, and staff who weary themselves trying to teach in step with an often outmoded or overly ambitious standard curriculum. In Baker’s hands, the inner life of the classroom is examined anew—mundane work­sheets, recess time-outs, surprise nosebleeds, rebellions, griefs, jealousies, minor triumphs, kindergarten show-and-tell, daily lessons on everything from geology to metal tech to the Holocaust—as he and his pupils struggle to find ways to get through the day. Baker is one of the most inventive and remarkable writers of our time, and Substitute, filled with humor, honesty, and empathy, may be his most impressive work of nonfiction yet. From the Hardcover edition.