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Kuhns, Catherine Jones – Crystal Springs Books, 2008
This book is loaded with hands-on measurement and geometry activities that will get students rolling up their sleeves, excited to use their math skills. The author has created these activities to supplement a teacher's existing math curriculum. They are flexibly designed for use as either introductory, reinforcement, or assessment activities. This…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction
Crystal Springs Books, 2008
Teachers do not have to be neuroscientists to design brain-friendly lessons for their students- and they do not have to change their curriculum either. This resource is packed with strategies and activities that teachers will refer to often as they help their students: (1) build background knowledge; (2) Activate prior knowledge; (3) process and…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Brain, Classroom Environment, Teacher Effectiveness
Whyte, Donna – Crystal Springs Books, 2008
Donna Whyte presents specific strategies for addressing classroom management problems, and she doesn't shy away from tough issues such as bullying, lying, and stealing. Her focus is on an even greater challenge, teaching children the skills they need to control their own behavior. Whyte offers humor, perspective, and insight as she shares her own…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Self Control, Student Behavior, Problem Solving
Chen, Sandra – Crystal Springs Books, 2008
"Singapore Math: Place Value, Computation & Number Sense" is a six-part presentation on CD-ROM that can be used by individual teachers or an entire school. The author takes primary to upper elementary grade teachers through place value skills with each of the computational operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. She gives…
Descriptors: Computation, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematical Logic, Algebra
Forsten, Char; Grant, Jim; Hollas, Betty; Reynolds, Laureen – Crystal Springs Books, 2008
Teachers sometimes feel that much of what they learned about teaching was learned in the classroom---not the college classroom, but the room in which they teach. As every teacher knows--or eventually learns--a good sense of humor is essential to having a happy, healthy teaching experience. This book points out some of the things they always forget…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Humor, Teaching Experience, Teaching Conditions
Campbell-Rush, Peggy – Crystal Springs Books, 2007
In this book, author Peggy Campbell-Rush shares the strategies she relies on to teach young students not only how to read and write, but also to love to read and write. Teachers will find close to 100 tips, ideas, and activities that they can implement immediately, including: the dos and don'ts for reading aloud; putting new twists on tedious…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
Reynolds, Laureen – Crystal Springs Books, 2007
Appealing to children of all learning abilities, this book provides fun and effective ways to strengthen reading fluency and comprehension; engaging and motivating activities that reinforce word-family concepts; 20 full-page, full-color transparencies of the poems; 17 pages of reproducibles; and independent, small group, whole group, and extension…
Descriptors: Reading Fluency, Special Needs Students, Social Studies, Learning Motivation
Hogan, Bob; Forsten, Char – Crystal Springs Books, 2007
In this book, Bob Hogan and Char Forsten introduce American mathematics educators to the model drawing process adapted from the much-acclaimed Singapore approach. They explain what model drawing is and why it's such an effective problem-solving tool. They show exactly how teachers can guide their students through the process, tell which key points…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction
Brassell, Danny – Crystal Springs Books, 2007
Meeting the standards. Differentiating. Intriguing, involving, and inspiring students. Teachers meet standards; differentiate instruction; and intrigue, involve, and inspire students with these innovative lessons ripped from the headlines--and from the comics, the weather map, and the classified ads. The author offers step-by-step directions for…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies, Vocabulary Development, Newspapers
Hollas, Betty – Crystal Springs Books, 2007
Applying concepts from lower grades, the author applies whole-group differentiation concepts to middle and high school, showing teachers how it is possible to differentiate within the whole-group setting in which many educators are comfortable. By allowing everyone to participate in the same activities at different levels of complexity or mastery,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Flexible Scheduling, Textbook Content, Book Reviews
Grant, Jim – Crystal Springs Books, 2007
This book is a survival guide as well as a valuable tool for making our schools more effective and appropriate places for students to learn and achieve. Exploring the often complex, multifaceted, and co-occurring problems in the education system, the book addresses specific problems, discusses the real reasons they developed and persist, describes…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Restructuring, Instructional Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
Hollas, Betty – Crystal Springs Books, 2006
In this book, experienced educator and presenter Betty Hollas offers scores of strategies for building strong writers in the classroom. Designed with an eye to saving teachers time, the book focuses on: (1) The 3 key things every student needs to remember about each trait; (2) Which books make good read-alouds for the classroom--even for just…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Learning Activities, Writing Instruction
Campbell-Rush, Peggy – Crystal Springs Books, 2006
What do Slinky toys, sign language, clipboards, golf pencils, and a house icon have in common? They all are a part of the author's writing and reading program, which teaches children how to write, and then read what they have written. This book includes: effective strategies that address multiple learning styles; a ready-to-use form for ongoing…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Reading Programs, Reading, Cognitive Style
Kuhns, Catherine Jones – Crystal Springs Books, 2006
In this book, author Catherine Jones Kuhns introduces student- and teacher-friendly math activities designed to get students thinking like mathematicians and loving mathematics, while addressing content standards through grade 2. She also shows how to make math fun for students, get children actively engaged in learning, create a student-centered…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Probability, Data Analysis, Childrens Literature
Reynolds, Laureen – Crystal Springs Books, 2006
Aimed at students who love math as well as those who dread it, this book adds another dimension to the abstract nature of numbers. Using words and pictures, teachers can help children make the connection between mathematics and their everyday routines and observations. This book includes: (1) 20 illustrated poems; (2) math practice with sorting,…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Number Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Poetry
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