With skyrocketing interdependence and teamwork in the workplace, managers and trainers are clamoring for effective teamwork strategies. If you're a corporate trainer or executive, you will find powerful teamwork tools for teambuilding, enhancing communication skills, knowledge-building, skill-building, creative thinking, problem solving, making decisions as a group, and exchanging information. Ideas and case scenarios will clarify how you can use these teamwork tools with specific training groups including: administration, customer service, finance, human resources, manufacturing, operations, research and development, sales and marketing, and information technology.
When it falls upon the gang to take over volunteer duties for their friend Miles, they don't understand why they should volunteer in the first place. As they work in the community they see how much fun it can be and want to continue volunteering after Miles returns. They realize Miles is a great example of what it means to be a good citizen.
A terrifying encounter with the spooky thing that lurks in the junkyard leaves EJ shaken up. But when a fast-talking ghost hunter shows up in town and promises to catch it for him - for a small fee, of course - EJ would do anything to avoid his fear. Back in the spooky junkyard, they all discover things are not as they seem and EJ finds the source of true courage.
Literacy consultants Bonnie Campbell Hill and Carrie Ekey know that a healthy, respectful classroom environment is fundamental to successful school change. Their Next-Step Guide to Enriching Classroom Environments helps schools achieve this foundation with parallel rubrics that help everyone contribute to a successful initiative. Includes: 1) a rubric for leaders assesses whether a school's physical spaces and instructional practices are well aligned, helping set goals; and 2) a rubric for teachers helps them design spaces that mirror research-based beliefs about learning and teaching.
Mathematics and Science for a Change describes the lessons learned by effective National Science FoundationDfunded Local Systemic Change programs. Iris Weiss and Joan Pasley support your initiative with key practices drawn from a careful examination of more than ten years of case histories and data. With their observations, you'll lay the groundwork for change, design PD that achieves your goals, launch and sustain your PD model, and bolster your improvement effort by enlisting support from key school or district constituencies.
Is something holding your school back? Turn to Carmen Farina and Laura Kotch. In New York City they've transformed struggling schools into excellent schools and made good ones great. Their School Leader's Guide to Excellence shares a plan for improving schoolwide achievement that gets at the keys for lasting change. They show how to gather a school's energy for change, how to focus that energy, and how to assure sustainability. Their ideas include step-by-step instructions, implementation and evaluation advice, artifacts of their own efforts, and modifiable forms and documents.
Experts talk about teacher empowerment, but 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment is the first book with direct, easy-to-take steps for teacher self-empowerment. Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross draw from research, the experiences of practicing teachers, and the principles of community organizing. Their steps can make your job more fulfilling and help you achieve: a) more effective teaching; b) more enjoyment at work; c) more exciting collaboration with colleagues; and d) more resources and professional opportunities.
Reach every student, every day! This program includes 180 five-minute lessons and 36 weekly topics which can be presented during morning announcements using the following weekly format: Mondaytudents are recognized for their performance of the previous week's goal. The weekly goal is announced. Tuesdayhe reason to strive for the goal is addressed. Wednesdayidbits are related about famous people and others who have done a great job of achieving the weekly goal. Thursdaytudents are given an assignment concerning ways to achieve this goal. Fridaytudents role-play positive behaviors. Topics include: Include Everyone, Be Responsible, Be Honest, Forgive Others, Don't Give Up, plus 32 others.
Accessible Mathematics is Steven Leinwand's latest important book for math teachers. He focuses on the crucial issue of classroom instruction. He scours the research and visits highly effective classrooms for practical examples of small adjustments to teaching that lead to deeper student learning in math. Some of his 10 classroom-tested teaching shifts may surprise you and others will validate your thinking. But all will improve students' performance. Read Accessible Mathematics, try its 10 suggestions, and discover how minor shifts in teaching can put learning into high gear.
If behavior issues are taking the joy out of teaching, you need this book! Youll learn effective strategies for helping students take responsibility, make decisions, stay focused, and much more. Donna doesnt shy away from tough topics like bullying, lying, and stealing, but her focus is on teaching children to control their own behaviorso you can stop policing and start teaching again!Site License: The purchaser of this Building Site License is permitted to install this content on the applicable devices in one school building.
If behavior issues are taking the joy out of teaching, you need this book! Youll learn effective strategies for helping students take responsibility, make decisions, stay focused, and much more. Donna doesnt shy away from tough topics like bullying, lying, and stealing, but her focus is on teaching children to control their own behavior - so you can stop policing and start teaching again!Single User License: The purchaser (Single User) of this Single User License is permitted to install this content on the individual devices owned by the Single User. This may include one classroom computer and one home computer.
Do-able Differentiation makes differentiation practical for your classroom and your students. Mike Opitz and Michael Ford avoid jargon and share proven practices for supporting the biggest classes and the busiest curriculums. With four foundational differentiation models, you'll learn to: a) pinpoint differences and match them to differentiation strategies; b) plan effectively for differentiation; c) manage small groups; d) group students around multiple texts; and e) assist individuals with self-selected texts.