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presentations and handouts shared at the 2006 North American Division Teacher Convention


  • Adventist Resource
    Ingredients of an Effective Adventist School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Richard Osborn conducted research identifying the ingredients of the most successful elementary, secondary, and K-12 schools in the North American Division, comparing those results with general effective school research. Grade your own school compared to the...

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    A New SLANT on Learning Grade 1-Grade 12
    This one page NAD Teachers Convention 2006 handout visually illustrates five key postures or behaviors that will always enhance learning. The acronym, SLANT, stand for: Sit up. Lean forward. Ask questions. Nod your head. Talk to your teacher. Ready to display...

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    Adventist Education and the Apocalyptic Vision - Part I Grade 10-Lifelong
    First delivered as a keynote at the 2006 NAD Teachers Convention. In this first of two parts, Knight examined the apocalyptic imperative that inspired the rise of Adventism and the all-important relationship between that imperative and the rise and continuing...

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    Apply the Book Education in the 21st Century Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How can we apply the principles found in the book Education today? And what does a school look like that did this? This presentation will show a process to convert an Adventist school into an Education education. It will also show actual artifacts...

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    Birth Order and Understanding Classroom Behavior Preschool-Grade 12
    How does the order we arrive in a family influence our behavior, personality and decisions? What part does it play in how our students learn? Download this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation and handout to learn why one classroom management method doesn't...

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    Brain References Preschool-Lifelong
    Each Selected Brain Facts topic provides brief notes with references for additional study of brain research. Available topics include: adaption, addictive behaviors, affirmation, aging, brain-body communication, brain development, brain dysfunctions,...

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    Children and Grief Preschool-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention break-out session presented the stages of grief and how children in their various developmental stages relate to it. It educates teachers and parents about the realities and emotions that children are experiencing when there...

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    Classroom Management Presentation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation inspires the teacher to make changes in their classroom management and organization. It offers concrete, practical and applicable suggestions for immediate change. Download the presentation and handout with complex...

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    Coaching Teachers to Excellence Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation includes handouts to facilitate an understanding of the balanced literacy approach, building professional learning communities, and developing coaching and mentoring skills.

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    CognitiveGenesis - Assessing Adventist Academics Grade 1-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation introduces the North American Division Cognitive Genesis research project, coordinated by La Sierra University.

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    Cooling Down the Teaching Stress Soup Tertiary-Lifelong
    Teachers will feel more relaxed, peaceful, energized and confident with this high-impact and fun stress management seminar. Participants at this 2006 NAD Teacher Convention seminar will assess current stress levels and learn 8 powerful and effective ways to...

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    Daniel, A Christian Wellness Model for Teachers Tertiary-Lifelong
    Daniel is a powerful, balanced Christian wellness model for all areas of the teacher's life. Spiritually, he stood firm to his values in the spiritually confused culture of Babylon. Emotionally, he healed from deportation, slavery and abuse. Relationally,...

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    Downshifting - Gear up for Success Preschool-Lifelong
    The brain consists of several functional layers that can be compared to gears in a vehicle. In situations of trauma, crisis, or any type of fear, the brain downshifts in an attempt to access functions that promote safety. While this is a helpful strategy,...

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    Dramatic Arts in Christian Schools Handout Grade 5-Grade 12
    Drama is a great tool for learning. Whether it is putting on a play, a Bible skit, or a Broadway musical, students have fun doing it. Jesus used drama to bring His stories to bring them to life, which made them "real" for all those who were listening....

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    Educating the Gifted and Talented Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Is there a difference between gifted and high achieving students? This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides realistic approaches, ideas, and resources to support the gifted child in your K-8 classroom. This includes two handouts: Questioning...

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    Email Newsletters Grade 1-Grade 12
    One of the latest innovations in school communications is email newsletters. These may take the form of plain text, html, or pdf. This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides a guide to choosing the best medium, discusses the pro's and con's of...

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    Emergent Language in 3-5 year-olds Preschool-Kindergarten
    This 2006 NAD Teacher Convention PPT presentation focuses on the language of pre-school children and provides teachers with tools for developing early literacy skills.

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    Empty Desk Prayer Initiative Preschool-Grade 12
    Why empty desks in our classrooms? And what can we do about them? Is this just a challenge of marketing for our schools? Is it time to think differently? It is a matter of great concern if a child, for whatever reason, is not at one of our schools. Through...

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    Fitness Testing - How do students in SDA schools compare with their public school peers? Grade 1-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation proposes a research project utilizing fitness test data for SDA students in SDA schools, and comparing the results with national public school results. Do our schools promote a fit lifestyle better, the same,...

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    Grief Recovery Pyramid Preschool-Lifelong
    There can be a vast difference between the grieving process useful in preparation for one's own death and grief recovery that is effective for the survivors of loss. The Kubler-Ross work has been landmark in helping individuals prepare to die with dignity....

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    GRIP -- Growing Relationships Involves People Kindergarten-Grade 12
    How's your grip? This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores core issues concerning principals and leadership issues, from staffing to parents and the community. It focuses on understanding school climate as it relates to relationships and successful...

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    Guided Reading and Pathways Kindergarten-Grade 4
    Discover how guided reading is used as an integral part of Pathways. Barbara Plubell's 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation provides insights and resources for lower elementary reading classes.

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    Healthy Lifestyles for Success Grade 1-Grade 12
    "Promoting healthy lifestyles is an important part of preparing young people for success. In this [2006 NAD Teacher's Convention] session, we will discuss how health is an area of Christian stewardship and identify ways our schools are preparing students...

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    If You Teach K-3 You Need This Book Kindergarten-Grade 3
    Findings of the National Reading Panel show what it takes to make successful readers in the early grades. In this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention workshop, learn about the five elements essential to teaching reading in the early grades: phonemic awareness, phonics,...

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    Improving Student Writing Grade 3-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention workshop handout provides a one page expository timed writing rubric and a page of recommended books available through presenter and author Sandra Doran.

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    Integrating US and World Folk Songs into the Elementary Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Learn how to enhance core subject lessons or units by using folk songs from the US or around the world. In this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention session, experience these "songs of the people" under the leadership of an experienced music educator, and...

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    Is My School Board Effective? Grade 1-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation will make you aware of a governance model for running a school board. It shows the proper relationship between the faculty, staff and the board.

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    Kids in Discipleship Grade 3-Grade 8
    Discover how your students can become involved with an intergenerational discipleship journey with Jesus that is life-transformational. Hear stories of children and families that have grown with Jesus and have found their niche in the worship, ministry and...

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    Mainstreaming at the Preschool Level Preschool-Grade 1
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is an introduction to the world of Inclusion, incorporating special needs children into a typical needs preschool classroom. The PowerPoint provides an understanding of the importance of inclusion practices at...

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    MindWaves - How to Use Less Brain Energy to Avoid Burnouts and Better Connect With Those Around You Preschool-Lifelong
    Your brain is as unique as your thumbprint. Some things you do require more expenditure of energy from you than it would of others. Some require less. Understanding more about the amount of energy your brain uses in your own thinking processes and aligning...

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    MusicaLive! Handout Grade 1-Grade 8
    The MusicaLive! Music kit (no longer available) is a complete K-8 music curriculum previously adopted by the Atlantic Union Conference for use in its elementary schools. Learn all about it from the coordinator of the curriculum development project....

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    Online Database Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The internet includes many resources that are part of what is often called "The Hidden Internet." Many of these resources are free. Those that are subscription based are often well worth the expense. Even the availability of just a few of these resources...

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    Precious in His Site & Reaching the Heart of Your Children Grade 11-Lifelong
    In America much time and money is spent training the minds and bodies of children. Yet the heart is most important to God. How can you reach the heart of kids? This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention workshop draws teachers beyond assignments and grades to offer...

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    Promoting Reading Month Grade 1-Grade 8
    Are you ready to get your students excited about reading? Making reading month special and exciting is a great way to promote reading in all grades. In this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation, discover techniques that have generated noticeable improvement...

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    Research on Adventist Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation, presenters share papers that synthesize research on Adventist education and effective characteristics, as well as Adventist education and academic performance. These are followed by a paper discussing the...

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    Short and Snappy - Strategic Planning for Dummies Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One of the best ways to build constituent and employee support for Adventist schools is to create short and snappy strategic plans. Because the process seems so complex, many principals and superintendents simply put it on the "back burner" wondering...

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    Some Really Good Literature for Young Adults Grade 9-Grade 12
    Sometimes it seems that titles in the category of young adult literature can be the most difficult to select. This is a great list of some exciting new titles and perhaps some favorite old ones. Presented at the 2006 NAD Teachers Convention.

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    Stress Robbing Blind Seminar Handout Preschool-Lifelong
    Stress and related illnesses like depression and burnout are fast becoming the #1 employee cost for employers. Most employers and their employees have no idea how stress is affecting them personally or organizationally. The alarming truth is that today, at...

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    Student Led Conferences Grade 1-Grade 12
    Are you ready to increase your percentage of positive parent-teacher conferences? Would you like your students to take responsibility for their own learning? Many parents, teachers and students are speaking positively about this unique strategy for success....

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    Teacher Empowerment and Teacher Evaluation Tertiary-Lifelong
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation considers new paradigms for teacher evaluation that places greater responsibility on the teacher. Evaluation can be more effective in helping teachers and supervisors practice evaluation in such a way as to empower...

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    Teaching the Way Kids Learn - What Brain-Function Research Tells Us About Learning Preschool-Tertiary
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shares current information on brain-function research, and the implications for learning. It provides a foundation for understanding not only the "how" but also the "why" of good teaching....

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    The Brain and Learning - Cellular Memory Preschool-Lifelong
    In our culture learning and memory go hand in glove. There are many forms of memory. Cellular memory involves information-energy stored at the cellular level. This form of memory impacts behaviors at a subconscious level. Have you ever asked yourself, "Why...

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    The Fish Philosophy Tertiary-Lifelong
    Does everyone on your campus enjoy what they do? The FISH! Philosophy is a motivational program that seeks to implement four suggested strategies to increase employee retention and motivate them to make a difference in their work. In the process, they will...

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    The Humor Prescription for Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This high-impact and funny 2006 NAD Teachers Convention seminar is a shock absorber to cushion the blows of life. While tickling your funny bone and increasing your endorphin output, it will help teachers develop a winning strategy to enjoy life to the full....

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    The Read/Write Web - Blogs, Wikis, and MySpace. What Should Teachers Do? Tertiary-Lifelong
    The web is changing, as evidenced by blogs, wikis, MySpace, and social networking technologies. What are these tools? How can they be used effectively for learning? What are the challenges for Adventist education? Find answers in this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention...

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    The Use of Inexpensive Contests to Teach Science Principles Grade 1-Grade 8
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention session is on how "problem solving" activities set up as contests can engage student interest in science. Emphasis is not on the competitive nature of the contest but on the science principles that can be learned...

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    Toward Research Writing Grade 5-Grade 12
    Students and teachers alike often dread the inevitable multiple-page research paper. Managing the note cards, quotations, footnotes, and bibliography from multiple sources makes us attempt this but once a year. Is there a way to teach these tools in smaller,...

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    Uniquely Adventist Music Presentation Grade 1-Grade 12
    These collections include simple, no-notation music arrangements for handchimes or handbells; a variety of newly-transcribed scripture songs and choruses; teacher-created programs for church or community; and other resources ready-for-use by Adventist teachers...

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    Using the 6+1 Writing Traits Approach/Developing Writing Portfolios Grade 1-Grade 12
    What are the "6+1 Writing Traits"? How can they help you teach your students to write well? More importantly, how can they help your students focus on their strengths are writers? How can you develop a writing portfolio with each student, one that...

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    What Colleges Are Looking for in Academy Graduates Grade 9-Grade 12
    At this 2006 NAD Teachers Convention session, a panel of Adventist college/university presidents will identify key traits they would like to see in graduates of Adventist academies. The audience will also be able to provide advice to the panel on feedback...

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    Why Won't They Just Leave Me Alone?! Practical Pointers for the Parent-Plagued Presentation Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2006 NAD Teachers Convention presentation and handout suggest practical ways for teachers to interact positively with parents. It includes reasons to work with parents, principles for winning with parents, "don'ts", and tricks to keep in mind.