180 Creative Ideas for Getting Students Involved Engaged and Excited

Author: McGraw-Hill Education
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071436014
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Level Up Your Classroom

Author: Jonathan Cassie
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622055
Format: PDF
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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?

Tears of a Tiger

Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442489138
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Three boys struggle to come to terms with the death of a friend in a drunk-driving auto accident in which all four were involved, in a story told through newspaper stories, diary entries, school announcements, telephone conversations, and classroom assignments.

Tattoo Coloring Book

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Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785830429
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Calling kids and art lovers of all ages: get creative and make the tattoos in this beautiful coloring book take shape and come to life by adding your own color and detail. Use the imaginative outlines in this book to produce your own cool works of art featuring awesome tattoos with colored pencils. Each delightful scenario is guaranteed to bring out your creative instincts, enabling you to complete it with colors of your choosing. Also check out the other volumes in this gorgeous coloring book series, featuring fairies, victoriana patterns, flowers, and impressionist artwork. By the end you will have a gallery of personalized pictures that you will be proud to call your own.

Leadership

Author: Brenda Herchmer
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462064007
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If communities are to tackle complex issues and support the transformational change needed for an uncertain future, a new and different kind of leadership is required. This book provides the practical how-to for making it a reality. Presented as six competencies for community leadership, each is expanded with indicators and stories illustrating what can be done to ensure active, creative, engaged communities. A must-read for anyone who cares and wants to make a difference in their community.

180 Days

Author: Kelly Gallagher
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325081137
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Teaching is art-creation-and a curriculum map is only as good as the teacher who considers it, who questions it, and who revises it to meet the needs of each year's students." -Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle Two teachers. Two classrooms. One school year. 180 Days represents the collaboration of two master teachers-Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle-over an entire school year: planning, teaching, and reflecting within their own and each other's classrooms in California and New Hampshire. Inspired by a teacher's question, "How do you fit it all in?" they identified and prioritized the daily, essential, belief-based practices that are worth spending time on. They asked, "Who will these students be as readers and writers after a year under our care?" What we make time for matters: what we plan, how we revise our plans while teaching, and how we reflect and decide what's next. The decision-making in the moment is the most essential work of teaching, and it's the ongoing study of the adolescents in front of us that has the greatest impact on our thinking. With both the demands of time and the complexity of diverse students in mind, Kelly and Penny mapped out a year of engaging literacy practices aligned to their core beliefs about what matters most. They share their insights on managing time and tasks and offer teaching strategies for engaging students in both whole class and independent work. Video clips of Kelly and Penny teaching in each other's classrooms bring this year to life and show you what a steadfast commitment to belief-based instruction looks like in action. 180 Days. Make every moment matter. Teach fearlessly. Empower all students to live literate lives.

The Book Whisperer

Author: Donalyn Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470623428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.

Active English

Author: Karla Hardaway
Publisher: Cottonwood Press
ISBN: 9781877673962
Format: PDF
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Offers creative classroom activities for English language students in grades eight to twelve for all levels of ability, from remedial to gifted.