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resources helping teachers apply instructional design, models and teaching strategies

  • The GO TO Strategies - Scaffolding Options for Teachers of English Language Learners, K-12 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Here are 78 strategies designed to help regular classroom teachers scaffold language components for children learning English as a new language. These strategies are equally useful with native English speaking students.

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    101 Quick Attention-Getters for Children's Ministry Kindergarten-Grade 5
    These fidget busters are designed for the squirmers in your class! You can energize students with innovative activities and then return to your planned lesson.

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    A grounded-theory study of the teaching methods of Jesus: An emergent instructional model Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Problem: While models of teaching and teaching methods have manifested themselves in the wake of most major world philosophies and thus are accessible to present-day educators, a defined model of teaching based on the Christian worldview is harder to...

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    A Motivation Scaffold to Improve the Learning Engagement of Students Grade 7-Grade 12
    "This study seeks to address [student engagement] and is an examination of the use of a motivational scaffold to assist a cohort of Year Nine students to take greater responsibility for their learning through direct and authentic learning experiences...

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    A Reflective Teaching Model - An Adventist Assessment Tertiary-Lifelong
    Poblete poses these questions and attempts to answer them: What is reflective teaching as conceptualized in related literature and studies? How consistent is the concept of reflective teaching to Adventist worldview? This paper was presented at the 24th Institute...

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    A Writer is Someone Who Writes -- And So is a Writing Teacher! Kindergarten-Tertiary
    An examination of the 1984 North Pacific Union Conference-sponsored writing program for elementary, secondary, and college teachers. Central to the workshop was a resource center, which facilitated the blending of theory with practice. The workshop's organizing...

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    ABCs, 1,2,3s and PE - Using Physical Activity to Teach Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This NAD session highlights current research linking physical fitness to academic performance in youth. Morgan demonstrates how core curricular topics can be taught to K-4 elementary students using movement activities in a kinesthetic learning style.

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    Addressing TV Violence in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Alice Evans shares Susan Colonna's model for teaching second grade students to look critically at the content of their favorite television programs. The process of creating the model, implementing the model, and collecting data is shared. Finally, as students...

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    Are Your Students Scared to Death of Mathematics? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special math issue deals with how to help students overcome their fear of math, in particular problem solving. Suggestions for how to teach problem solving include teachers preparing themselves to teach, helping students develop a...

  • ASCD Kindergarten-Lifelong
    ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Members are professional educators from all levels and...

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    Balance in an Unbalanced World Grade 3-Grade 12
    "We have a responsibility, as teachers, to provide students with opportunities, not only to engage with content using the technology that is part of their 21st century lives, but also to teach them when to unplug." Includes tips for planning balanced...

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    Beyond Cooperative Learning: Building a Learning Community Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the special JAE issue on cooperative learning states that a classroom needs to become a Christian learning community where students are involved together in learning and developing character. The author shares how this can be achieved by...

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    Book Review - A Place Called School Grade 9-Grade 12
    Hilde analyzes John Goodlad's classic on school improvement and change, A Place Called School, from an Adventist perspective. Hilde comments on many aspects of Goodlad's book such as recommendations for curriculum improvement and back to basics versus...

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    Bringing Powerful Teaching to the Small School Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Larry Burton shares his experiences in using many instructional strategies in a one-room school. Implementing these strategies can lead to what the author calls "instructional empowerment." Models of Teaching (MOT) strategies discussed include: Synetics;...

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    Build Integrated Christ-Centered Units that STREAM Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This breakout session handout from the 2018 NAD convention provides the STR(3)EAMS Framework. Learn how to provide your students with "the benefits of faith-based units, STEM, flipped learning, brain-based learning, hands-on learning, and literacy theory....

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    Classroom Discussion in Southeast Asia - Concerns in Thai Classrooms Tertiary
    "This article defines the concept of classroom discussion as well as the benefits of discussion in the classroom. In addition, barriers to classroom discussion that are common to classrooms are discussed with a focus on problems unique to classroom discussion...

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    Classrooms Alive! Using Integrated Thematic Teaching Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article shares the excitement that comes with trying new teaching strategies. Bored with the same old lesson plans, worksheet, and rote learning, Tom and Kathy Roosma found themselves ready to leave teaching. However, after attending a Whole Language...

  • Collaborative Group Work with the 1-3-6 Protocol Grade 3-Grade 12
    This short video explains the 1-3-6 protocol, which involves students working individually before working in groups.

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    Commercials of Humour Grade 1-Grade 12
    Sanz shares research on the benefits of laughing and personal experiences of humor-enriched learning.

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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...

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    Cooperative Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article defines cooperative learning, what makes it an effective teaching strategy, and how suitable it is for the Christian classroom. The author supports his discussion with current research on cooperative learning, and provides suggestions on how to...

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    Cooperative Learning - An Alternative to Lecturing in College Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article from the special JAE issue on cooperative learning shows how cooperative learning can be used effectively in college. The author gives practical suggestions on getting started and along with a sample class period outline, explains several simple...

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    Creating Peaceable Schools - Instructional and Management Strategies Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Peace education is a process of reducing or eliminating conflicts, disruptions, and violent confrontations in homes, schools, churches, and communities through nonviolent and humane actions. A primary objective of peace education is the creation of caring...

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    Developing Literacy Skills with Graphic Organisers Grade 1-Grade 12
    This article explores the implementation and usefulness of graphic organizers, mental maps, and other visual guides to help students sort and retain new information.

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    Dissecting and Experiencing the Reading workshop for Teachers and Administrators Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Learn how to use the reading workshop strategy, as part of the Pathways reading program, from this presentation by Martha Havens and Lynal Ingham, NAD Pacific Union education leaders. This powerpoint was presented...

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    Do They Understand What I Just Taught? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD presentation focuses on formative assessment ideas and techniques to assist teachers in determining if their students understand a developing concept. An assessment technique can cue the instructor to adjust, reteach, or enrich a given lesson...

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    Doing Twice as Much Maths in Half the Time - Implementing Scrum Methodology in a Year 7 Mathematics Classroom Grade 5-Grade 12
    Originally used by software companies, the Scrum project management model is a way of thinking designed to increase team and individual productivity. Kingston describes his method and results after adapting the model for his middle school math class.

  • Edmodo - Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Integrate technology in your classroom through Edmodo. Edmodo helps "teachers make their classroom a community. Edmodo provides teachers and students a secure place to connect and collaborate, share content and educational applications, and access homework, grades, class discussions, and notifications. Their goal is to help educators harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner."

  • 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.

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    Effective Teaching Techniques for College Classes Tertiary-Lifelong
    Gail T. Rice shares effective strategies for teaching college level classes. Rice emphasizes that, in addition to mastery of content material, teachers need to be aware of the process of teaching and learning. Strategies include: improve class discussions,...

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    Effects of Teaching Methods and Students' Attitude on Academic Performance Tertiary
    "This study explored the effects of teaching methods in business instruction and students’ attitude toward the class on students’ academic performance. The respondents were 135 college students from an Indonesian university. Both the experimental...

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    Eleven Suggestions for Improving Discipline in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The number one problem facing classrooms today is discipline. In addressing this issue, the author presents eleven suggestions, in the area of classroom management, that teachers should consider. Sub-headings include: Show Genuine Love and Concern; Help Students...

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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;...

  • eThemes Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "eThemes is your source for content-rich, kid-safe online resources that will help enhance your teaching and save you time. eThemes provides free, fast access to over 2,500 collections of websites."

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    Every Kid Deserves a Good Teacher! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Janet Griffith shares how the two main goals of the Integrated Thematic Approach (ITI) model are in harmony with what educators were given over 100 years ago by Ellen White, which states "Present an education that is as high as heaven and as broad as...

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    First Steps in Cooperative Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the special JAE issue on cooperative learning shares how teachers acquire knowledge about and implement cooperative learning techniques in their classrooms. In addition to being trained by competent instructors, teachers interested in cooperative...

  • Flexible Grouping Kindergarten-Grade 8
    With this strategy, teachers “employ several organizational patterns for instruction. Students are grouped and regrouped according to specific goals, activities, and individual needs. When making grouping decisions, the dynamics and advantages inherent...

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    Flipped Classrooms Improve Reading Comprehension of Science Textbooks Grade 9-Grade 12
    Faced with a class failing to understand their biology textbooks, this teacher looked for a new strategy. “A review of relevant literature and dialogue with other educators suggested that implementing a variation of the flipped classroom might alleviate...

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    Flow at School Grade 1-Grade 12
    Reflecting on a book read, Whitty makes several observations: students will be optimally absorbed, or in a 'flow' experience as it allows them to be successful at a task that challenges them to use many (or high level) skills. Examples of ways to engage students...

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    Forum Theatre and Parables - A Qualitative Field Experiment in a Seventh-Day Adventist Academy Grade 9-Grade 12
    "In this article, the author describes a qualitative field study designed to test the effectiveness of Forum Theatre (FT) as a cross-disciplinary approach to Biblical parabolic literature analysis for students enrolled in a Seventh-day Adventist (SDA)...

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    Getting Students to Think - Using Questions Effectively Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can educators help students learn to think? Larry Burton and Donna Habenicht address effective ways of using questions to enhance the thinking capabilities of students. The authors state that students need guidance toward using higher level thinking skills....

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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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    Group Publishing Preschool-Tertiary
    Group's mission is to encourage Christian growth in children, youth, and adults. Group offers books, curriculum, CDs, videos, and other resources for ministry with children, youth, adults, and families. Group's award-winning Bible curriculum is designed for...

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    Grouping Students for Reading Instruction Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Ideas for teaching reading more effectively in small schools. Reading instruction provides unusual challenges because students must be taught at a mastery level and provided with enrichment and reinforcement. Suggestions dealing with general group management...

  • Helping Students with Homework Grade 1-Grade 12
    Online homework solutions for teachers. Nancy Paulu of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research & Improvement (OERI) produced this site to help frustrated teachers. Downloadable free copy available.

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    How to Use Retrieval Practice to Improve Learning Preschool-Grade 12
    Read the presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session to learn what retrieval practice is and how to use it, as well as six strategies to try.

  • 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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    I Didn't Even Know I Liked You - Elementary Students Learn People Skills and Subject Matter Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article from the special JAE issue on cooperative learning shows how students involved with cooperative learning not only master subject matter, but also learn social skills. One of the first steps the classroom teacher must take is to provide opportunities...

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    In the Image of God - The Creative Act in Teaching and Learning Tertiary-Lifelong
    Spring hypotheses that "successful teaching consists of establishing a dynamic relationship between the student and the subject matter." In the paper he goes on to discuss what the nature of the "dynamic relationship" is and how the teacher...

  • Inclusion Resources Preschool-Grade 12
    Visit this inclusion network to learn about workshops, training tools, inclusion articles, books, videos, CDs, DVDs and other resources for teachers seeking to educate inclusively.

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    Inclusive Education - Embrace, Involve, Integrate Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A special education coordinator describes inclusive education, and how it will benefit every child in your classroom.

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    Inspired Instruction - Data-Driven Differentiation in the Adventist Classroom Preschool-Grade 12
    In this 2018 NAD convention workshop, attendees developed "a method to track and monitor student progress utilizing data on a consistent basis" and were introduced to the "benefits of RTI (Response-to-Intervention), implementation of a balanced...

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    Instructional Strategies for Integrating Faith and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Taylor addresses how teachers can authentically integrate faith into the classroom learning experience of various academic disciplines. He also addresses the challenges of making the transition from theory to practice when seeking to create a Christian instructional...

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    Instructional Strategies for the Integration of Faith and Learning Tertiary-Lifelong
    Taylor discusses methods of integrating faith and learning in all classes at a Christian school. This paper was presented at the 27th Institute of Christian Teaching.

  • Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI) Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Susan Kovalik's website is the home of Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI) on the web. ITI is a comprehensive school improvement model designed to increase student performance and teacher satisfaction. The ITI model is a brain-compatible instructional model...

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    Integrating Collaborative Web 2.0 Tools into the Curriculum Preschool-Tertiary
    Our students must learn to communicate and collaborate using a variety of digital media and environments. Group collaboration in the classroom can become Web 2.0 collaboration using appropriate tools. Many Web 2.0 links will be available online to view later....

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    It Is Time to Get Different Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Because of the available media, students have become what some have termed 'real time' thinkers where they are used to instant gratification. How can we compete with the flashy colours, intense graphics, and real time thrills that these students yearn...

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    JAE Editorial: Ways to Enliven Your Teaching Kindergarten-Grade 12
    If you are looking for new ways to approach your curriculum, this editorial for the special issue on instructional issues has useful suggestions. Articles in this issue include: Overview of Instructional...

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    JAE Editorial: The Deeper Magic Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Jim Roy compares William Glasser's Choice Theory to Scripture and Ellen White's writings concerning the principles and resulting practices of Adventist education. Articles in this themed issue include: The...

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    Jesus Christ, Master Teacher - His Focus, Strategies, and Results Preschool-Lifelong
    Taylor establishes principles for Christian teachers through a constructive review of the focus of Jesus' teaching, the way He taught, His example or model, and the impact of His teaching.

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    Just in Time Teaching in the Sciences or Other Subjects Grade 7-Tertiary
    See the presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session to learn about Just in Time Teaching, in which "students are introduced to class concepts through online and reading activities and the completion of a pre-class assignment. This pre-class...

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    Let Me Do It and I Will Learn - Investigating Three Models of Student-Centred Learning Grade 5-Grade 12
    The Socratic Seminar, the Graffiti Model and the Pirozzo Matrix were trialed in high school English and history classes, and it was found that “each of these methods created discussion, involvement, cooperation and learning at many levels.”

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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 a Difference in the Life of Your Students Grade 12-Lifelong
    Norman Brown shares his insights into how teachers impact the lives of the students they encounter. Characteristics of a good learning environment and other thoughts on facilitating growth are discussed.

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    Making Science a Delight Grade 3-Grade 8
    Sally Dillon writes about a dynamic science teacher, Lowell Russell Litton, and the timeless techniques he has used to captivate and motivate his students at Shenandoah Valley Academy Elementary School. In an innovative way Litton makes sure his lessons allow...

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    Master Learning Model Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Summary of the Master Learning Model, followed by a short critique.

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    Matching Your Teaching to the Dyslexic's Learning Style Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Reshaping attitudes is an important factor in a successful educational treatment of dyslexia. Different learners have subtle difficulties in certain aspects of oral language that affect their written language skills. The article discusses language elements...

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    Maximizing Learning, Implementation, and Reflection with Creative Professional Learning Models Kindergarten-Tertiary
    Topics at this 2018 NAD breakout session included "mentoring, blended learning, just-in-time learning, personalized learning, personal learning networks, xMOOCs, cMOOCs, LOOCs, collaborative projects, and more!" See the copy of the presentation for...

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    Mindful Teaching for Brain Compatibility Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Unravel the mystery of subject matter organization so students can learn it more efficiently and effectively. Students who practice being more thoughtful about their schoolwork become more efficient learners and increase their capacity to learn additional...

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    Models of Religious Instruction - a Biblical Perspective Tertiary-Lifelong
    Luna looks at four models of religious education as they are outlines in Scripture. His aim is to "identify as far as possible the nature and methodologies involved in the description" of events and experiences in both the Old and New Testaments....

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    Moving to Learn - Steps to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Learning at School Preschool-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session looks at "current research on both the benefits of physical activity on learning, and effective implementation of programs to increase physical activity during the day for all students." See the presentation...

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    Multicultural Education for Elementary Students Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article offers some practical examples of multicultural learning strategies for elementary and middle-school levels. The elementary school experience is largely practical, hands-on, and sight-based. The example of the words and actions of teachers become...

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    NAPLAN Gains and Explicit Instruction Kindergarten-Grade 6
    K-6 teachers at an Australian school have implemented a specific, intentional form of teaching and learning, resulting in significant growth in student achievement.

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    Number Sense and Literacy in Motion Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Reach the whole child through multiple ways of teaching physical literacy and fitness concepts through rhythm and rhyme, and technology... Students are on the move while literacy and number sense in the classroom come together." In addition to the...

  • Origins - Responsive Classroom & Developmental Designs Training Kindergarten-Grade 9
    Origins provides professional development regarding the related holistic teaching and learning strategies called Responsive Classrooms (Gr K-6), and Developmental Designs (Gr 5-9). "Nothing is more important than creating schools where the...

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    Out on a Lim Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Find resources for online teaching, technology column articles, and other teaching and learning resources from Janine Lim's personal webpage.

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    Outdoor Pedagogy Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article explores various methodologies used in Outdoor Education, and discusses the importance of hands-on activities in stimulating learning and self-awareness. Topics include: Importance of Outdoor Education; Emotional Response; Using Fear for Self-Awareness;...

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    Overview of Instructional Methods Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Green reviews what teachers should know when dealing with changing educational trends in the areas of management, instruction, content, and teaching skills. Four teaching models (Information-Processing Models, Behavioral Models, Personal Models, and Social...

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    Pathways Reading Workshop Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this presentation to Canadian Adventist teachers, Fryson reviews the concepts of comprehensive literacy, before focusing on the components of reading workshops within the Pathways curriculum used in NAD elementary language arts education.

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    Pedagogical Application of the Seventh-day Adventist Philosophy of Education Kindergarten-Lifelong
    James Tucker shares insights on the pedagogical application of a Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education. Tucker notes that 'The planet is ripe for a demonstration of excellence. If we will just do it, everyone will be talking about it, and the philosophy...

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    Personalized Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "We, as teachers, recognize the importance of developing life-long learners in this new information age. The North American Division is taking steps to adopt personalized learning innovations and the Universal Design for Learning Framework." This...

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    Physical Activity and Academic Achievement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation includes research regarding physical activity and academic achievement. Discussion includes the impact of physical activity on student attention and behavior. Information on practical ways that teachers can incorporate...

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    Potentials Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Faith development resources to help administrators and teachers assess their endeavors to nurture the faith of their students. These concise documents provide practical, step by step methods to establish, support and deepen specific areas of faith maturity....

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    Preparing for the Beginning - The First Days of School Experience Tertiary-Lifelong
    The First Days of School Pre-Service Training Program at Andrews University has been recognized by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education as being exemplary and worthy of emulation. The program successfully prepares pre-service teachers...

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    Proficiency-Based Education - Shifting from the Factory Model of Schooling Kindergarten-Grade 8
    As described at this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, students in student-centered schools demonstrate proficiency before moving on, rather than being placed in age-based grade levels. The handout is a starter kit list of proficiency education references...

  • Project CRISS Reference Guide for Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "A full color flipbook that includes an overview of the CRISS Principles and Philosophy (the Framework for Learning), explanations and examples of 19 of our most popular strategies and adaptations of strategies (discussion, note-taking, formal and informal...

  • Reading Rockets Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Reading Rockets offers a wealth of strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read. Resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in working with struggling readers who require additional help in reading and comprehension...

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    Relearning How to Learn Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article shows how the Carolina Conference uses study groups to help train teachers in different methods of teaching. Includes examples of teachers learning and using Models of Teaching strategies such as concept attainment and cooperative learning.

  • Responsive Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "The Responsive Classroom is an approach to elementary teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong and safe school community. The goal is to enable optimal student learning. Created by classroom teachers and backed by evidence...

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    Scaffolding Critical Thinking Using Inductive Lessons in Science Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation presents four examples of inductive teaching strategies. These lessons use concrete or pictorial materials to scaffold the analytical process as students explore science concepts. Each lesson offers the opportunity...

  • Scholastic Instructor Magazine Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Six issues per year filled with practical, fun, teacher-tested ideas for your classroom. Keep up with classroom trends, get expert teaching tips, and find dozens of resources in every issue. Every issue includes hands-on, curriculum-based learning activities...

  • School Improvement Research Series Grade 1-Lifelong
    'Research you can use', this site's searchable database provides an excellent and concise synthesis on school improvement and change studies and literature. It also provides 'snapshots' of exemplary classroom practice, and 'close-ups' on specific methods and...

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    Simulations – A Very Powerful Teaching Strategy Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Simulations are powerful tools you can use in the classroom. Students experience working collaboratively, role playing, sharing ideas, and creating exciting authentic situations. Students learn how to develop leadership responsibilities and use information...

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    Small Group Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The resources on this list provide several strategies for small group learning, as well as activities, ice breakers, and assessment ideas.

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    Still Teaching After Two Millennia - What Can We Learn From the Master Teacher? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    What can contemporary teachers learn from the master teacher? Bertram Melbourne shares how emulating Jesus' teaching methods have revolutionized his teaching experience. Melbourne shows how illustrations and rhetorical devices - hyperbole, pun, simile, metaphor,...

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    Storied Curriculum - Power in Our Lives Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Schander shares how stories can be useful in the classroom.

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    Story Telling Preschool-Lifelong
    This 2015 SDACC Teachers' Convention presentation focuses on story telling strategies and where to get material. The author encourages the use of what he calls Nutritious Microwave Stories, which is when you "condense storytelling to TV dinner style format,...

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    Strategies for Making Any Classroom Extraordinary Kindergarten-Grade 12
    While all children may not be gifted, in the strict sense of the word, gifted education may be good for all children. Taylor shares ten hallmarks of successful gifted education programs that can make any school extraordinary. Topics include: Curriculum Compacting;...

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    Strategies for Seventh-day Adventist theological education in the South Pacific Islands Tertiary
    Problem: Theological education is an important concern of the Seventh day Adventist Church in the South Pacific Islands. Current concerns include ascertaining the best type of theological education for the Adventist Church in this Region; determining...

  • Student Success Skills Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This K-12 evidence-based model "helps students develop key cognitive, social and self-management skills.” Various manuals are available for purchase.

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    Students as Teachers! Let's Make our Students Work! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Read the presentation from this 2018 NAD convention workshop to see how "students become teachers by learning how to plan their topics, take notes, utilize Google slides for presentations, teach/present, give quizzes, and evaluate each other."

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    Students' perceptions of integration of faith and learning and intentional teaching strategies at a Christian university Tertiary
    Purpose: This study examined Christian graduate students' perceptions of integration of faith and learning (IFL) in an instructional context where intentional integrative strategies were used to enable IFL for students. Method: This...

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    Take 10 For Science - Integrating Writing and Science in the Multigrade Classroom Grade 5-Grade 8
    In order for students to master the art of scientific inquiry and understand the scientific process, they must first master basic skills. This article demonstrates how writing can be integrated into the science classroom. Techniques shared include: Observation...

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    Teach All, Reach All - Create Inclusive & Engaging Learning Environments Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The presentation from this 2018 NAD convention breakout session will teach you to "create inclusive and engaging learning environments through Universal Design to meet the learning needs of your students" using a "variety of Instructional, Social/Emotional/Behavioral,...

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    Teacher Track Grade 1-Grade 8
    From this website, Sandra Doran provides "a wide range of products and services for parents and teachers, including workshops, seminars, teaching tools, product links, books, articles, DVDs, training modules and more."

  • Teachers Talking about Learning Kindergarten-Lifelong
    A UNICEF-sponsored website that challenges teachers throughout the world to have a child-centered classroom. Contains interviews, links, forums, and more to link world teachers together.

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    Teaching a Thematic Unit Using Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligence Theory Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the special JAE issue on cooperative learning discusses combining cooperative learning with thematic teaching. The specific types of thematic teaching discussed are Group Investigation and Literature-Based Instruction.

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    Teaching Deep Learning in Asia Tertiary
    "A concern of educators today is the achievement of high quality learning outcomes in academic courses. These learning outcomes include, among other attributes and competencies, good technical, analytical, communicative, evaluative, problem solving, life-long...

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    Teaching Ethics Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article from the JAE special higher education issue addresses why teaching ethics is important and how it should be done. Religion and morality have been separated from the realities of life. Ethical dimensions should be integrated within the context...

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    Teaching Outside the Walls Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The flipped classroom, a schedule “in which students watch a video or study a lesson prior to discussing the topic in class the following day” can work well with field trips, or what one educator refers to as “being there experiences.”...

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    Teaching Principles of Jesus, Part 1, An Introduction Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article presents Jesus' life and ministry as an ideal model for Christian educators, and seeks to identify and examine the teaching principles that guided His life. Principles discussed include: meditation, personalized instruction, inquiry, teaching...

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    Teaching Religion versus Teaching Theology - An Unbalanced Emphasis? Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article offers a distinction between religion and theology and seeks to show why Adventist educators need to rethink the need for religious instruction in our schools and colleges. It outlines what religious education should attempt to accomplish, the...

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    Teaching strategies and adaptations of teachers in multiculturally diverse classrooms in Seventh-day Adventist K-8 schools in North America Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Problem: The rapid growth of diverse populations is affecting the educational system, and teachers often have not received training in multicultural education. The goal of this study is to document the multicultural teaching experiences of elementary...

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    Teaching strategies and adaptations of teachers in multiculturally diverse classrooms in Seventh-day Adventist K-8 schools in North America Kindergarten-Grade 8
    The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of Adventist teachers - their training, their use of instructional strategies, and the challenges they encounter when teaching students of different cultures. Banks' multicultural pradigms was the theoretical...

  • The Big 6 - Information & Technology Skills for Student Achievement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Big Six is a proven approach to information problem-solving. Use the Big6 to find, use, apply, and evaluate information for specific needs and tasks. This website includes information about this strategy, including links to many resources online.

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    The Burden of the Teacher Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "The burden of the teacher is to show students how ideas are connected to each other. This is more necessary than ever in today’s digital world. Teaching connectedness requires personal revelation as to values, priorities, and experiences on the...

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    The Co-op Co-op! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Janet Griffith share some contemporary, hands-on, and cooperative activites used in the classroom. The different teaching styles of this age and the teacher's need to understand it is emphasized.

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    The Effectiveness of the Methods of Reciprocal Teaching - As Applied within the NSW Primary Subject Human Society and Its Environment - An Exploratory Study Grade 1-Grade 8
    This TEACH journal article examines reciprocal teaching (RT), "a process involving four distinct activities (questioning, clarifying, summarising and predicting) employed in a student-led, team approach to develop reading comprehension skills among primary...

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    The Fun Factor: How Active Enjoyment Impacts Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In the prevailing atmosphere of testing, standards, and benchmarks, have educators lost sight of the objective of making learning fun? Morelan addresses the challenge of meeting the standards, yet still creating an environment where learning is enjoyable and...

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    The Gateway to Learning Grade 1-Grade 12
    In this TEACH Journal article, an account of and reasons for establishing a composite class with a different learning culture is discussed; "one that emphasises independence, academic success, responsibility, organisational and social skills, and community...

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    The Impact of Integrated Movement-Based Activities on Primary School Aged Students in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This study "found that, when a supporting and structured classroom environment is established, [integrated movement-based activities] impact positively on students’ concentration, enjoyment of learning, engagement in learning and interpersonal relationships."

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    The Latest and Best! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Nearing the end of her career, a veteran educator concludes that "good teachers need to continuously search out new ideas and methods to help their students learn, but should always keep in mind that there is no one best way to teach."

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    The Promise is in the Practice: Professional Imperatives Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What should Adventist teachers know and understand about current research in education? How will knowledge of current research improve teaching practice? Green cites 9 educational theories worth knowing: Dimensions of Learning; Models of Teaching; Cooperative...

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    The Quest For Integrity - Facing the Key Challenge of Postmodernism Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Bruinsma discusses four implications of postmodern thinking on Adventist campuses: truth is relational; spirituality is in, institutional loyalty is out; consistent stewardship is important; as is integrity. He concludes, "Young postmoderns will grow...

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    The Small-Group Approach in the Teaching Process Tertiary-Lifelong
    Stele investigates the efficiency of the small-group approach in the teaching process and to share some details on how it to make it work. This paper was presented at the 21st Institute of Christian Teaching.

  • Three Simple Steps to Improving Student Achievement Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from AASA - The School Superintendents Association gives three steps teachers can take to drastically affect student achievement.

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    Tips - Teaching Thinking Skills Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Students need to understand why it is important to ask questions. Here are five discussion-starter questions that are sure to spawn a lively classroom give-and-take."

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    Tips - The Enlightened Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "The intent of this article is to affirm those who are already trying innovative ideas and to encourage teachers who have not as yet embraced more effective teaching procedures. As educators, it is vital to remember that we are living in a world where...

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    Tips for Motivating the Under-Achieving Student Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The best way for teachers to motivate their students is by being accepting, respecting, and genuinely caring, coupled with a program that teaches how to organize and persevere. A definition of underachievement, characteristics, and identification of underachievers,...

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    Tips to Starting a Blended Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Blended Learning, which is on the rise in K-12 education, concerns mindset and pedagogy more than it does technology." Participants at this 2018 NAD convention breakout session learned "how to create a blended classroom, how to integrate technology...

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    To the Seafloor in a Cardboard Box! Teaching through Simulations Grade 7-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows that simulations are powerful teaching devices that can activate all learning domains and integrate content areas through very active learning. See the model, a simulation the author developed with his academy...

  • Twiducate - Social Networking for Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Twiducate is the perfect solution for elementary and secondary students. Rather than having students sign up and enter an email address, teachers sign up and create a class code. Using this code, students log in to the class network. Here, they can answer questions, collaborate on problems, and even embed pictures and videos. Teachers have full control over the network."

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    Using a Direct-Instruction Approach With the Life Series Readers Kindergarten-Grade 8
    In this article, Shirley Freed interviews a teacher who uses the Direct-Instruction approach to teaching in her third and fourth grade classroom. She shares her strategy for incorporating the Seventh-day Adventist Life Series Readers, and using a system of...

  • Using Small Groups and Workstations - From Chaotic to Constructive Preschool-Grade 4
    In order to make teaching in small groups effective in your classroom, the author of this article suggests you “consider these things: the small group, workstation grouping, workstation assignments, and transitions.”

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    Using the Word - Studying Biblical References in Poetry Grade 11-Tertiary
    Poetry provides excellent opportunities for teaching students how to apply scriptures to their daily lives, thereby enhancing students' faith in the word of God and their appreciation for biblical principles. This is the goal of integrating faith with learning...

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    WAD: How Do Children Learn? Preschool-Grade 2
    How do children learn? What are the most effective ways of helping them develop their knowledge? When are they most receptive to teaching? The author addresses these questions by presenting the theories of early childhood experts such as Maria Montessori,...

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    Why Study Literature? Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Ideas for how English teachers can respond to the question, Why study literature? Theories about the teaching of literature should be reviewed; students must be provided with opportunities to read and respond in both speech and writing to a variety...

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    You Will Learn It or I Will Teach You Tertiary
    "Higher education has experienced a paradigm shift away from teaching and toward learning. This focuses on students, and defines learning as 'significant long-term changes in knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes or beliefs.' This focus calls...

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    You’ve Got to Move to Learn Preschool-Grade 2
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores the importance of movement to enhance learning and prevent many behavioral issues. Many practical ideas and strategies to use with your children are included.