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Kriegel, Otis – ASCD, 2016
Packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, this book touches on a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. The author provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
Cooper, Sarah – Stenhouse Publishers, 2009
Middle school history teachers confront the same challenge every day: how to convey the breadth and depth of a curriculum that spans centuries, countries, and cultures. In "Making History Mine", Sarah Cooper shows teachers how to use thematic instruction to link skills to content knowledge. By combining thought-provoking activities and rich…
Descriptors: Current Events, Role Playing, National Standards, Service Learning
Black, Alison; Stave, Anna M. – International Reading Association (NJ3), 2007
With the current education climate so focused on accountability, teachers need to ensure that their teaching practices are supported by today's content-specific standards. To meet this need, "A Comprehensive Guide to Readers Theatre" shows not only how to implement Readers Theatre in the classroom but also how to use it to meet current literacy…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Scripts, Academically Gifted
Marcus, Susan Archibald – Corwin Press, 2007
The brain gets fed first! That is an important idea that directly relates to the nutrition/cognition connection in schools. As the education community faces the challenges of childhood obesity, malnutrition of the brain, food allergies, disorders of metal metabolism and biochemical imbalances, educators are eager to learn about how to guide…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Obesity
McNamara, Timothy J. – Corwin Press, 2006
Helping teachers envision how math standards can be integrated into the secondary classroom, this book presents engaging activities and ready-to-use lessons aligned with NCTM content and process standards. This user-friendly book by mathematics educator Timothy J. McNamara is filled with a generous collection of lessons for each of the ten NCTM…
Descriptors: Probability, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Analysis, Graphing Calculators
Myers, Robert E.; Torrance, E. Paul – 2003
This book contains 52 units designed to assist teachers in helping their students improve their creative writing and communication skills, improve their skills in creative problem solving, and enlarge, enrich, and make more accurate their images of the future. Each unit begins with an overview of the activity, an explanation of the creative…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Activities, Creative Thinking, Creative Writing
Jones, Susan J. – 2003
This book presents a reality-based approach to classroom instruction designed to help learners at all levels achieve lifelong success. It offers teaching strategies, activities, and applications to enhance student achievement, stressing the importance of learning through discovery, creativity, application, adaptation, and high level thinking. It…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Brain, Class Activities, Classroom Environment
Ada, Alma Flor – 2003
This book aims to help teachers bring literature to the classroom as a vehicle for language and concept development, creative expression, and the development of higher thinking skills while promoting the joy of reading. Most examples in the book were selected to make Latino authors more visible to teachers, as well as to provide experiences of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Creativity
Kaagan, Stephen S. – 2003
This book presents a guide for educators who want to gain new ideas and a fresh perspective on staff development. It promotes individual and collective learning of all participants as they undertake formal staff development while enhancing the success and performance of the entire educational system. The 30 reflective exercises have been designed…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Educational Change
Sousa, David A. – 2002
This book is designed to help teachers turn research on the brain function of intellectually and artistically advanced students into practical classroom activities and strategies. Following an introduction that discuses the myths and realities about giftedness, chapter 1 discusses basic brain structures and their functions. Chapter 2 looks at…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration (Education), Attention Deficit Disorders, Brain Hemisphere Functions
Skelding, Mark; Kemple, Martin; Kiefer, Joseph – 2001
This guide is designed to take teachers through a step-by-step process for developing an integrated, standards-based curriculum that focuses on the stories, history, folkways, and agrarian traditions of the local community. Such a place-based curriculum helps students to become culturally literate, makes learning relevant and engaging, draws on…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Class Activities, Community Schools, Cultural Literacy
Ohanian, Susan – 2001
Celebrating centuries of the written word--from the works of Confucius, Shakespeare, and Ben Franklin to the adventures of Nancy Drew and Harry Potter--this book offers a literary smorgasbord of milestones, anecdotes, and quotes, along with smart, fun, practical activities for exploring and enjoying a wide range of literature. More than a calendar…
Descriptors: Authors, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction
Freeman, David E.; Freeman, Yvonne S. – 2001
This book purports to expand the learning potential of students by considering how the world inside the school interacts with outside social contexts. As the schooling of English language learners becomes ever more complex and political, this book has been updated in a second edition to address new trends and issues related to the teaching of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Charts, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
Hill, Bonnie Campbell; Noe, Katherine L. Schlick; Johnson, Nancy J. – 2001
This guide provides the practical support teachers need to make literature circles succeed. The information provided in the guide should answer the kinds of questions teachers ask colleagues about implementing literature circles. It is not intended to stand alone. It is designed to supplement and extend two professional books on literature…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
Ashmore, Rhea A. – 2001
This book provides functional, pragmatic activities for educators, future teachers, and parents to promote the gift of literacy to others. The book offers 101 detailed lesson plans for the four literacy domains of oral and written language, word recognition, comprehension and strategic reading for narrative text, and study skills and strategic…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developmental Stages, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts
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