The Rock n Roll Classroom

Author: Rich Allen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283869
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Pump up the volume to increase student learning! Drawing on educational and neuroscientific research, the authors unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this one-of-a-kind handbook. No matter what subject or grade you teach, The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom provides all the notes you’ll need to shake up your classroom and engage each of your students, including: Playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing students’ stress or increasing focus Tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively Anecdotes from teachers about how they use music to manage everyday situations Sample lessons across grade levels

The Active Classroom

Author: Ron Nash
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483333426
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
The beloved bestseller, updated for the classrooms of today This updated edition of Ron Nash’s The Active Classroom shows how to protect students from the higher-than-ever risk of becoming passive observers rather than active participants in the classroom. Featuring a wealth of new content plus an insightful foreword by Rich Allen, it shows: Ways to highlight writing as an essential discipline students need to excel within the Common Core Standards and beyond. Techniques for boosting engagement with visuals and technology, especially in modern hybrid classrooms. How the first two weeks of school set the tone for the entire year.

Top Tunes for Teaching

Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483366170
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
This resource offers research-based tips and lists of songs that can enhance cognition, improve memory, energize sluggish learners, and make lessons fun for students of all ages.

Green Light Classrooms

Author: Rich Allen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412956102
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
This teacher-friendly guide includes sample lesson plans and brain-compatible strategies to motivate students of any grade level, create new memory pathways, and significantly impact learning.

High Five Teaching K 5

Author: Rich Allen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271690
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Transform your classroom into a dynamic learning environment for all students! Focusing on engaging students through brain-based teaching practices, this resource provides practical ideas and implementation strategies for putting the principles of Green Light classrooms into practice. Tuned to the way today’s students learn best, this book offers: Five principles of high-five teaching Detailed sample high-five lesson plans in math, science, reading, writing, and social studies Case studies, technology connections, and ways to create true learning communities An appendix of sample forms, games, and other essential classroom resources

The Extraordinary Coach How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow

Author: John Zenger
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071743774
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
COACH YOUR BUSINESS TO SUCCESS USING THIS “INTERACTIVE” APPROACH FROM TWO OF TODAY’S MOST FORWARD-THINKING LEADERSHIP GURUS “A wonderful and indispensable guide to the practice of coaching. The authors are among the most seasoned practitioners around . . . and it shows! Whether you are coaching subordinates or clients, you will want to keep this book close at hand—full of detailed guidance.” —Jay A. Conger, Kravis Professor of Leadership Studies,Claremont McKenna College, and author of Building Leaders and Learning to Lead “Stinnett and Zenger provide a comprehensive look at the value of coaching inside the organization, complete with a process, tools, and supports for getting started. This book is a great resource and contribution to the field!” —Pam McLean, Ph.D., CEO, Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara “Finally, and I do mean finally, a book has emerged that is the very best guide to the philosophy, competencies, and discipline required to be a coach who makes a true difference in lives of others. This is not a book to read. It is a book to study and live by. Why? Because it is all there: the right questions, the right answers, and the right motives of giving your best to others.” —Larry Wilson, CEO, The Wilson Collaborative, and author of Play to Win! “The Extraordinary Coach offers a compelling view of what it means to be a truly effective leader— one who empowers and grows capability through coaching. It demystifies coaching into an actionable framework that generates immediate change.” —Christy Consler, Vice President, Leadership Development and Sustainability, Safeway, Inc. “Powerful, thought-provoking, and packed with practical tools, concepts, and ideas you can use immediately. It will change the way you think about coaching, and about yourself.” —Lou Kaucic, retired Chief People Officer of Applebee’s International, founder of Coaches Collective International About the Book: Imagine your workplace filled with curious, creative, committed employees. People who take initiative, who are fearless decision makers, who “own” their work. With the right coaching system in place, this dream will soon become reality. With The Extraordinary Coach, leadership guru Jack Zenger and coaching expert Kathleen Stinnett deliver an entire toolbox for coaching your organization to success. While other such books simply tell you how to coach, The Extraordinary Coach uses companion videos (at www.zengerfolkman.com), worksheets, checklists, sample questions, and the latest research fi ndings to provide a fullimmersion course on becoming the kind of coach who brings dramatic changes to an organization. Applying Zenger and Stinnett’s system, you’ll see immediate results in your business including: Increased productivity High-energy company culture Dynamic supervisor/employee relationships Creative problem solving Greater risk taking Heightened innovation The authors collected 360-degree feedback assessments from some of the most effective leaders in business today and identified those who were excellent coaches. Then they combined the research with the latest findings from the worlds of psychology, adult development, and systems theory to map out the real science behind effective coaching. The result is a practical, evidence-based coaching system that can be applied in any type of business. When you coach individuals to success, you lead your entire organization to success. This “interactive” package is exactly what you need to master one of today’s most critical business leadership skills.

The Green Book of Songs by Subject

Author: Jeff Green
Publisher: Professional Desk References Incorporated
ISBN: 9780939735204
Format: PDF, Docs
Download Now
Indexes songs by subject, covering popular hits, country music, soul, jazz, big band, Broadway musicals, and motion picture soundtracks.

The Core Six

Author: Harvey F. Silver
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416614753
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
If you already have a strong grasp on the Common Core and are eager to do something about it, this book's research-based strategies will help you respond to the demands of the new standards, particularly the English language arts standards that affect every subject area and grade level. Drawing from the research on which classroom strategies are your "best bets" for improving student achievement, the authors provide what you need to reinforce the Common Core in your lessons, including: a rationale for using each strategy to address the goals of the common core; research that supports the use of each strategy; steps for implementing each strategy in the classroom; sample lessons in multiple grade levels and subjects; and planning considerations to make certain your use of the strategy helps students become better at reading, understanding, using, and communicating rigorous texts. This practical book's teaching recommendations and sample lessons draw on six tips for inspired instruction that ensure your lessons capture students' interest, deepen their understanding, and extend their thinking about required course content. --Publisher description.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick

Author: Marilee Sprenger
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416623108
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Veteran educator Marilee Sprenger explains how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts--and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." Drawing on research and experience, Sprenger provides a rich array of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well. You'll find * An overview of how the brain learns and retains new words, including the three stages of building long-term memories: encoding, storage, and retrieval. * Encoding strategies to introduce words in novel ways and jump-start the memory process. * Rehearsal strategies to help students put words into long-term storage. * Review strategies to help students strengthen their retrieval skills and gain the automaticity needed for reading comprehension. * Ways to address planning and assessment as crucial, intersecting supports of a robust vocabulary program. This comprehensive resource has everything you need to help your students profoundly expand their vocabulary, enabling them to speak, read, and write with greater understanding and confidence.

Letters to a Young Teacher

Author: Jonathan Kozol
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307393720
Format: PDF
Download Now
The author shared personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher, as he attempted to help her deal with the challenges she faced and encouraged her to do her best.