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    The Adventist EDGE Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The NAD Southern Union's comprehensive school improvement initiative, Educators Developing Goals of Excellence (EDGE). This website includes resources for administration, early childhood, elementary, secondary, and staff development. Helpful resources also...

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    21st Century Learning Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to resources describing what a twenty-first century classroom should look like, as well as how to educate your students for a changing world.

  • 21st Century Learning – How Online Videos Enhance Education at Home and in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article describes the educational benefits of online videos and provides tips on making sure the content is safe for children.

  • 21st Century Skills – Educating Students in a Changing World Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This ASCD Position Statement shares support for “changes in teaching, learning, and leadership that adequately prepare students for the 21st century.”

  • A Parent’s Guide to 21st Century Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “What should collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking look like in a modern classroom? How can parents help educators accomplish their goals? We hope this guide helps bring more parents into the conversation about improving education.”

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    A Primer on Motivation Principles: Principles Old and New Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can teachers motivate today

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    A Resource Center Is Born Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Outlines the impetus, background, and organization of the Curriculum and Instruction Resource Center Linking Educators--CIRCLE.

  • ABCTeach Grade 1-Grade 8
    Locate everything from free flash cards in French to worksheets that help youngsters improve spelling at this educational website.

  • Alberta Education Programs of Study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Find core and complementary curriculum including learning and teaching resources in content areas: early childhood, English language arts, fine arts, French language arts, health/career and life management, information and communication technology, mathematics,...

  • Building Your Roadmap for 21st Century Learning Environments Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This planning tool for educational leaders covers assessment and accountability, leadership and culture, learning, teaching and professional learning, and infrastructure.

  • Carson-Dellosa Publishing Preschool-Grade 10
    Innovative PK-8+ materials to educate, motivate and decorate. Carson-Dellosa includes Mark Twain Media products for grades 4-8+.

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    Communicating in Today's Classroom Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Cross-cultural misunderstandings are a fact that teachers must recognize. Aspects of culture are more than just language. Sapir-Whorf hypothesis and Edward Hall's theory are important. Teachers should assume that students want to cooperate to make clear responses,...

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    Cooperation - The Only Way to Go in Small Schools Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article from the special JAE issue on cooperative learning states that multigrade classrooms provide the perfect climate for practicing cooperative learning skills. The author gives suggestions for the different subject areas as well as catchy getting-started...

  • Curriki Tertiary-Lifelong
    Curriki is a global education and learning community whose mission is to improve education around the world by empowering teachers, students and parents with user-created, open source curricula, and it's all free! Building on the wikipedia open source encyclopedia...

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    Designing Learning Modules for Online Courses - The 5-WH Approach Tertiary
    "More and more educators today are joining online teaching with little or no instructional design training. Challenges have been reported in in many regions around the world. In addition, time constraints present another challenge because of the many...

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    Developing Instructional Effectiveness in Adventist Higher Education - a Ghanaian Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Laryea proposes a framework for improving instruction and learning. The proposals offered can be applied in any Adventist institution of higher education with characteristics similar to those obtaining in Ghana at the present time. This paper was presented...

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    Driving the Data in our Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Read the presentation for this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, which was "designed to help participants to understand the necessity of data driven instruction based on meaningful curricula, distinguish various assessment data to identify clear and...

  • Educational Insights Preschool-Grade 8
    Educational Insights manufactures hands-on learning materials, providing solutions for teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading, science and other subjects in a unique and interesting way with interactive educational games, kits, manipulatives,...

  • Edutopia Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Find detailed articles, in-depth case studies, research summaries, short documentary segments, expert interviews, and links" to resources and stories of innovative teaching and learning.

  • Effective Teaching - Harry & Rosemary Wong's Teachers.Net Column Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Every month, classroom management gurus Harry & Rosemary Wong publish a new collection of classroom strategies and approaches designed to help teachers - new and seasoned - master the routine matters that can consume so much of a teacher's time."...

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    Encountering Change - Are We Ready? Kindergarten-Tertiary
    This 2015 SDACC Teachers' Convention Presentation from Learning Systems Associates asks, "How do we prepare our learners for THEIR future?"

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    Encouraging Active Learning Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The question 'What is Active Teaching and Active Learning?' is asked and answered in this article. Active teaching engages the students in learning. Five techniques are discussed: Inductive Reasoning (List, Group, Label); Think, Pair-Share; Write, Pair-Share;...

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    Erasing the Myths of Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A composite article written by superintendents within the Adventist Church in Canada addressing the church's commitment to educational excellence. The authors address and counter six myths of Adventist education in areas such as curriculum, academic standards,...

  • Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A wealth of print-on-demand activities for assessment, learning centers, early childhood, reading readiness, language arts, literature, math, science, social studies, Spanish and ESL, thinking skills, writing, thematic, teacher resources and more...

  • Framework for 21st Century Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    P21's Framework for 21st Century Learning was developed with input from teachers, education experts, and business leaders to define and illustrate the skills and knowledge students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, as well as the support systems...

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    Great Teaching Must Inspire Great Thinking Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article addresses some of the perennial issues that arise when schools attempt to teach students to think. Teaching critical and independent thinking does not appear to hinge on the controversy between the merits of teacher-centered or student-centered...

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    Guided Reading, Literature Circles, and Reading Workshop Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The purpose of this article is to familiarize teachers with terms and practices that will make the implementation of the new North American Division (NAD) Office of Education's Elementary Reading Curriculum (Pathways) as effective as possible. The article...

  • Harry Wong Publications Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Wong's publications that help teachers become more effective include: The First Days of School, The Effective Teacher, How to Improve Student Achievement, New Teacher Induction: How to Train, Support and Retain New Teachers, I Choose to CARE, That Noble Title...

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    Helping Struggling Readers and Students With Limited English Proficiency Kindergarten-Grade 3
    This article examines reading expectations for students, particularly in kindergarten through grade 3, as well as strategies that regular classroom teachers can use to identify and assist struggling readers. Many teachers know what reading materials and strategies...

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    Helping Students to Learn: Eight Methodological Factors that Can Make a Difference Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Humberto Rasi addresses basic methodlogical factors that can help students learn: clarity, variety, enthusiasm, purpose, assessment, atmosphere, involvement, and questions. Each factor is discussed within the framework of using effective methods to help students...

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    Home Economics Methods for the Secondary Level Grade 9-Grade 12
    Ideas and teaching methods for getting secondary students interested in home economics. Ideas include teacher enthusiasm, using a variety of methods, making the classroom surroundings pleasant, and establishing guidelines and then letting students pick the...

  • How Do You Define 21st Century Learning? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this article, education experts define 21st learning from their own perspectives.

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    How to Liven Lethal Lectures Tertiary-Lifelong
    If you have decided that lecture is the best mode of presentation for your topic, then include interactive components to build background, create interest, and enhance the listening process of students to help ensure student success. Lectures must be more...

  • Humber Centre Instructional Resources 0-2 years-Tertiary
    Adventist teachers can freely access videos, rubrics, checklists, and practical handouts to improve course development, classroom strategies, classroom management, and professional practice. You'll find just-in-time tools to increase critical thinking skills,...

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    Ideas for Teaching Junior High Students with Learning Disabilities Grade 7-Grade 12
    Few ideas and little help is available for teaching learning disabled students at the junior high and high school levels. This article suggests a number of ideas for teaching, reading assistance, class scheduling, delivery, lectures, assignments, homework,...

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    Inspiring or Tiring? Grade 9-Grade 12
    This article discusses the importance of the teenage/junior high school years and the author's passion for teaching at that level.

  • Internet 4 Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Internet4Classrooms helps teachers link to specific subject areas or areas of interest to K-12 teachers, including standardized testing practice links and links to current standards for each subject.

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    Is Summer Over Yet? Getting Students Excited about Learning - and School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides meaningful and relevant learning experiences for students across the disciplines. Inspire students to own their academic journey with an attitude of empowerment.

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    JAE Editorial: In Praise of Impracticality Kindergarten-Lifelong
    In this editorial from the JAE special science issue, Dr. Edwin Karlow explains that the best education balances instruction in theory with practical applications in many disciplines, particularly in science. Practical also means growing fresh new ideas. Articles...

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    Journey to Excellence Overview Text - J2E Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Journey to Excellence initiative provided a framework guiding Adventist education in North America into the 21st century. The outcomes are worth considering still in strategic planning. A pdf version is also available.

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    Lively Math Teaching-- What is it? How is it Done? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article in the JAE special math issue introduces elements that teachers must have and what they must do to have successful and lively math classes. Teachers must compile concise yearly goals for their pupils; inspect the textbook and select supplementary...

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    Lively Science Teaching for Multigrade Classrooms Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special science issue suggests that teachers who are responsible for science instruction of several or all grades should develop a program that meets the needs of the students without exceeding the teacher's energy. Teachers should...

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    Making Education Work Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The combined efforts of school and home as well as reading, phonics, math, writing, science, and homework are important areas in which schools can make education work. A discussion of the U.S. Department of Education's "What Works: Research About Teaching...

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    Making Elementary Science Exciting Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Rittenbach shares ideas that will help elementary science teachers keep their science classes alive. In order to engage students in science, teachers should be excited about science, use the metric system only, be safety conscious, use science journals and...

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    Making Geography Come Alive for Elementary Students Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Doris Reile presents ways to enhance teaching geography in the elementary classroom. Discussed are techniques, textbooks, resource books, periodicals, audiovisuals, computers, maps, games, hobbies, collections, and integrated curricula. Reile also encourages...

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    Making Science Irresistible Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special science issue provides suggestions on how to make science classes irresistibly interesting. Ideas include bulletin boards, classroom displays or interest centers, planning, handouts, cooperative learning, current events, and...

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    Mental Translation in the Learning Process of Second Language Acquisition? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Julia Falla shares her observations about teaching students from different language backgrounds. She suggests that teachers should take into consideration the importance of the mother tongue, and teach English not as a mother tongue, but as a second language.

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    Music - Can You Imagine? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Ideas for teachers to use in helping their students make wise choices about music, as well as some suggestions for finding examples of good music to share with pupils. Music should be considered part of the curriculum, not an extracurricular activity. From...

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    Nature-Based Learning in Christian Schools - Essential Element or Optional Extra? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Outside of school, many children are facing decreasing opportunities to interact with nature. Should teachers move toward nature-based learning in response? “This article explores the relationship between nature-based learning and the aims of Christian...

  • No Child Left Behind Preschool-Grade 12
    The homepage for No Child Left Behind, an education reform designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of American schools. The new law represents an overhaul of federal efforts to support elementary and secondary education in the...

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    On Making 1844 Meaningful Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This article in the 1844 Anniversary JAE shows how teachers can help make the events of 1844 meaningful to their students. Using a 'living' timeline to mark major historic periods and people, from creation to the end of time, teachers can show the events in...

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    Pedagogy - Has It Changed Or Have We? Food for Thought Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Reflecting on how Adventist Education will change to meet the growing call for cultivation of creative minds and divergent thinkers, the author considers our call from the beginning to encourage “thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men’s...

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    Portal Da Educacao - South American Division Education Webpage Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Education portal for the South American Division, available in Spanish and Portuguese. This includes information about schools and curriculum guides for the following subjects: Art, Biology, Science, Religion, Philosophy, Physics, Geography, History, English,...

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    Putting Spice into College Teaching Tertiary
    Ideas for making lectures a lively learning experience for college students. Generalizations are that no teacher can meet the needs of all the students all the time; the best teacher is the one with integrity and a strong character; and, teachers must never...

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    Scholastic Olympics Make Learning Fun Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Dorothy Eaton Watts describes how to organize Scholastic Olympics in the classroom. Events discussed include: Worships, Bible Broad Jump, Handwriting High Jump, Story Telling, Listening Lightweight Championship, Math Marathon, Math Meter Run, Crossword Steeplechase,...

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    Science Class -- No More Yucks! Grade 4-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special science issue suggests that by using encouragement, creative thinking, and the wonders of science, teachers can make science one of the most rewarding school experiences. Suggestions for doing this are to be honest and trustworthy,...

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    Solving the Multiplication Table Dilemma Grade 3-Grade 8
    Roy shares how strategies in the Rebecca Sitton Spelling Workshop finds can be successfully implemented in the math classroom in order to help students to master multiplication tables. One important strategy discussed in this article is the importance of posting...

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    St Andrew's Cathedral School's Teaching Christianly Framework Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Although not Adventist, St Andrews is a highly successful Christian school. The framework discussed “seeks to provide practical and clear approaches to Christian education for faculties and teachers.”

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    Strategies for Helping Beginning Readers With Dyslexia Kindergarten-Grade 2
    A multisensory approach to phonics is important for reading success. Dyslexics' problems are not caused by lack of intelligence, incompetent instruction, or insufficient social interaction. What can a teacher do? The teacher must bolster the child's sense...

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    Students With Difficulties in Visual/Spatial Perception, Processing, and/or Recall Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A useful compilation of hands-on, practical suggestions for working with students who have difficulties with visual/spatial perception, auditory perception, vocabulary development, processing, and/or recall.

  • Teacher Created Resources Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Supplemental instructional and classroom materials designed by teachers for teachers and parents. This site includes free stuff, over 400 free lessons, activities, brain teasers, teaching tips, writing prompts, quotes of the day, and more.

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    Teacher Vision - The Key to Improved Instruction Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The concept of vision is linked in a very powerful way to teaching and includes the teacher's envisioning of his or her ideal role, as well as creating visions within students. The teacher's vision will largely determine how the classroom learning environment...

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    Teaching Art Appreciation Across the Grade Levels Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One excellent way to develop critical thinking skills is through a study of music, painting, sculpture, and architecture. This article includes three steps for teachers to introduce the arts into their classrooms, as well as four stages of questioning to lead...

  • Teaching Ideas for Primary Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A useful collection of lesson worksheets, ideas and resources for teachers of primary age children ages 5 to 11.

  • Teaching Methods Web Resources Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Topics included in this McGraw Hill website: Scientific Basis for the Art of Teaching | The Role of Planning in Teaching | Curriculum Theory | Technology in Education | Learning Environments and Motivation | Extending Learning Time | Methods for Multicultural...

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    Teaching Principles of Jesus, Part 2, An Introduction Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article examines the teaching principles of Jesus Christ, in order to discover strategies for Christian teachers today. It is the second part in a series of two by author Reuben Hilde.

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    Teaching the Older Student with Learning Disabilities Grade 9-Grade 12
    Teenagers' incomplete homework, behavior problems, and bad attitudes are often coverups for academic difficulties. The following should be taken into account when working with older students: feelings of frustration, bypass strategies, teaching previously...

  • Technology Integration for the New 21st Century Learner Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article describes how “today’s students need educators to re-envision the role of technology in the classroom.”

  • The 21st Century Learning Initiative Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Browse through the resource of this organization, whose purpose is to “facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning that draw upon a range of insights into the human brain, the functioning of human societies, and learning as a community-wide...

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    Tips - A How To Guide to Writing Interdisciplinary Units Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article discusses conditions vital for good quality units and quality teaching.

  • Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    These short videos, compiled by Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, provide an introduction to current tools for classroom teachers.

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    Top Educator Sites Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Bruce Wentzell shares his favorite educational sites for teachers in 2004.

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    WAD: Teaching Methods Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Jesus, the master teacher, used a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of His listeners. These included lectures, discussion, stories, personal interviews, personal association, and practical experience to teach. The advantages and disadvantages of...

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    WAD: Visual Aids Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Visual aids improve teaching. Jesus, the master teacher, frequently used objects from Judean agricultural life to illustrate His teachings. Examples of common objects that can be used to illustrate your teaching are suggested. The advantages and disadvantages...

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    Why do we have to learn this? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    What do you tell students who ask the age old question 'Why do we have to learn this?' Scott Sackett gives a few suggestions: fun, relevance, and the natural world. In addition, he presents information from Outdoor School and Expeditionary Learning Outward...