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    A Character-Driven and Brain Compatible Classroom Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article uses research on how the brain impacts learning to detail eight elements that are necessary to create a brain-compatible environment in the classroom. It also outlines practical ways to teach Lifelong Guidelines, Life Skills, character development...

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    A Day in the Life of a Bad Kid Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This article explores issues that may prevent children from learning by chronicling a day in the life of Teddy, a student with an attention deficit disorder. The article encourages teachers to look for reasons behind apparent misbehavior, and also look for...

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    Adventist Education Forum Preschool-Lifelong
    Discuss ideas, share tips, ask questions, and learn more from other Seventh-day Adventist educators through Adventist Edforum, in three ways: Edforum Blog, Edforum...

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    An 18-Hour Day - Which Hat Do I Wear? Teacher or Principal? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Martha Havens examines the complexity and addresses the challenges of educational administrators who hold a teacher-principal role. This article suggests survival skills and management suggestions for simplifying the task.

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    And a Child Shall Lead Them Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Isaac Zayachkowski shares his perspective on the role teachers and parents play in shaping disciplined, respectable young adults who will become future leaders. He notes that whether in the home or the classroom, training begins in early childhood and the...

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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...

  • Center for the Collaborative Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "The Center for the Collaborative Classroom is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to providing continuous professional learning for teachers and curricula that support the academic, ethical, and social development of children. The organization...

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    Challenging and Defiant Students Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Understanding the reasons for a student's defiance is necessary to help the student. Understanding ways to meet the student's defiance is necessary to help the teacher. This article lists how teachers should talk to defiant students. It also suggests how teachers...

  • Preschool-Grade 12
    This website is packed with resources for Drama Teachers in Elementary and Secondary Schools, and for producers of Theatre for Young Audiences. If you are looking for a great children's play to produce, or for some really effective lesson plans for your Drama...

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    Classroom Management - A Class of Positive Behavior Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This unit is intended to help teachers apply 'best practices' discipline skills to their classroom teaching. Each lesson explains a skill used by teachers identified as effective and organized classroom managers. The skill description is followed by...

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    Classroom Management - Teacher Bulletin Volume 9 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "A classroom that is chaotic as a result of poor management not only does not enhance learning, it might even inhibit it. The creation of rules and procedures is an important aspect of classroom management. Rules identify general expectations or standards...

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    Classroom Management of Students with Auditory Processing Deficits Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This short article suggests ways to make school life more tolerable for students with auditory processing deficits.

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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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    Classroom Management- a Christian perspective Kindergarten-Grade 8
    A fresh look at classroom management from a Christian perspective. Suggested activities include the Golden Rule, Prayer Chain Acts of Kindness, Fruit of the Spirit, Respectful Role Playing, and Honesty.

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    Classroom Rules with Recited Actions Preschool-Grade 2
    Five simple rules with actions created for reviewing daily during circle time.

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    Discipline: A Nice, Difficult Work Kindergarten-Grade 12
    One underlying principle of discipline is for children to learn self-control. In order for this to occur, teachers must provide opportunities for self correction in academic and social activities. Paul Heller writes on the importance of building resilience...

  • Dr. Mac's Amazing Behavior Management Advice Site Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This site offers thousands of tips on managing student behavior and directions for implementing lots of standard interventions. It also has a bulletin board on which you can post your disciplinary concerns and receive suggestions from teachers around the world....

  • 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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    Foundational Principles of Effective Classroom Management Preschool-Grade 12
    Five principles of discipline are presented in this Canadian Adventist teachers presentation.

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    Gain Power by Giving it Away! Cooperative Classroom Management Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Having a cooperative classroom atmosphere starts at the beginning of the school year. Involve students in writing classroom rules. Let them become involved with "town meetings" to discuss and evaluate how things are going in the classroom. Teach...

  • 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 Students Become Successful Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Tony Reeves encourages teachers to show students that there are better ways to be successful, and that acting out and being the class clown is not one of them. Reeves notes that most people need boundaries and there are certain rules that all classrooms must...

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    Helping the Attention Deficit Student Part II Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article outlines practical suggestions for enhancing relationships with students who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Schoun shares how teachers can help ADHD students feel better about themselves and their experiences at school....

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    How to Deal With Difficult Parents and Board Members Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Guidelines to help teachers deal with parents and board members. These include learning school rules, adapting personal style, enhancing communication, curriculum crises, professional growth, keeping parents informed, discussing classroom rules with students,...

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    How to Develop Violence Prevention and Character-Intervention Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Character education, when integrated into the classroom management plan, encourages acceptable behavior such as demonstrating social skills, self control, sharing, and cooperation. Topics discussed include: The Importance of Character Development; Is Violent...

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    Impression or Perception? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    There is often a reason for classroom misbehavior, however sometimes a teacher's patience is taxed under the pressure of handling the situation, and determining why a student is misbehaving is the last concern. Mary Wong discusses the importance of not jumping...

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    In Cathy's Classroom - Creating Community in a Multi-ethnic Classroom Grade 1-Grade 8
    "Forming close-knit relationships in a multi-ethnic classroom is a challenge faced by an increasing number of teachers in a shrinking world. Every young child wants to (and needs to) feel that they belong. A bright-eyed fourth grader, Anna, stated during...

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    In Control or Being Controlled? Perspectives on Redemptive Discipline Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What types of discipline are redemptive? A redemptive philosophy includes the principles of unconditional love, the importance of people, respect for others, and loyalty and submission to God's will. Students should be gently guided take responsibility for...

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    Individualizing Instruction K-12, Part 2 Tertiary-Lifelong
    This is the second part of a mini-course on individualizing instruction K-12. Four different types of instruction are described with illustrative examples. While Part I provides an introduction and a conceptual framework to individualized instruction, Part...

  • 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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    JAE Editorial: Discipline Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This editorial supports the view that discipline is often more easily attained through a proactive rather than a reactive approach. If students are actively involved with a variety of learning activities, and the teacher demonstrates trust in the students,...

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    JAE Editorial: Survival Skills for Multigrade Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 10
    Hartlein shares encouragement to teachers in one- and two-room schools. Articles in this issue: Scholastic Olympics Make Learning Fun The...

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    JAE: Of Interest to Teachers Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This Journal of Adventist Education column features current news, reports, and updates of interest to educators. In this issue: Few Secondary Students Meet Standards of Excellence Commission; Less Specific Skills Urged for Vocational Education Students;...

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    Learning Consoles - Classroom Management Technique Kindergarten-Grade 9
    To combat restlessness, Cardwell suggests making several work stations available where students can stand instead of sitting at a desk to do assignments/projects. This may help ADD students in particular.

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    Let's Circle Our Wagons! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Walker describes how a classroom can be like an old wagon train circled up defending itself from the enemy. While it makes sense for those in the wagon train to shoot at the enemy outside, sometimes people shoot at those on the inside instead. Walker gives...

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    Light Skills Character Development Kindergarten-Grade 8
    An Adventist adaptation of the Life Skills LIFELONG Guidelines program by Susan Kovalik and associates. It includes an action plan, teaching procedures, student arrival procedures, and detailed information about the 'escape place' and 'resolution station'...

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    Models of Classroom Discipline: An Overview Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article provides a helpful overview of the several discipline models from which a teacher can choose. The environmental model looks at the physical arrangement and structure of the room. The personal model emphasizes recognizing feelings and values of...

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    North Pacific Union Teacher Handbook Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "This handbook is designed to provide basic information about your responsibilities as a Seventh‐day Adventist teacher in a North Pacific Union Seventh‐day Adventist school. Although not all NPUC policies are included, a majority of those guidelines...

  • 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...

  • Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Preschool-Grade 12
    Access positive discipline resources through the TA Center, "established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining...

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    Practical Guidelines for Classroom Discipline Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article discusses six guidelines for classroom discipline: 1) knowing the purpose of discipline; 2) making the connection between instruction and behavior; 3) developing a repertoire of models; 4) teaching social skills; 5) planning the first two weeks...

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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...

  • 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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    Six Simple Rules Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Pat Cove notes that acceptable classroom management is not an accident. She shares six simple strategies that can help create a cooperative, non-combative classroom.

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    Strategies for the Christian Teacher - Moral Development and Student Behavior Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Using Kohlberg's levels of moral reasoning, the author points to different aspects of student development. Students in Adventist schools need to be developing to the highest level of moral development and behavior. The author lists strategies which can be...

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    Substitute Teacher, Have You Prepared? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The success of the substitute teacher is highly dependent on the homeroom teacher's planning and organization. Jennifer Savatovich also notes that substitute teachers can make their task easier by assuming nothing, being aware of classroom strategies, and...

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    Teacher Assistants Handbook for North Pacific Union Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This handbook is designed to outline the role of the teacher's assistant. Topics include: Role of a Teacher Assistant; Job Description of a Teacher Assistants; Tips on How to Be a Teacher Assistant; The Six- to Ten-Year-Old Child; The Ten-to- Fourteen-Year-Old...

  • Teacher Vision Preschool-Grade 12
    Over 20,000 pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources organized by grades, subjects, and themes. Themes include major USA holidays, visual and performing arts, mathematics, science, seasons, health and physical education, reading and...

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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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    Template: Daily Lesson Plan Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A downloadable lesson plan template for daily classroom activities.

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    Template: Lesson Plan for 40 Minute Class Template Kindergarten-Grade 12
    An interactive downloadable 40 minute lesson plan template.

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    The Classroom Teacher and the Silent Epidemic Grade 1-Grade 12
    Hearing impairment affects one person in fifteen, and has thus been described as the silent epidemic. This article outlines theoretical consideration of hearing impairment, essential to understanding what it is and how to identify it. Four approaches for dealing...

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    The Learning Factory - Making Your Classroom Run Like a Well-oiled Machine Preschool-Grade 12
    Creating a classroom climate where all learners can best learn takes careful planning and management of practices and procedures, the physical surroundings, communicating with parents clearly and often, setting the stage for learning, building a team that...

  • The Mentoring Year - A Step-by-Step Program for Professional Development Lifelong
    Promote key characteristics of good mentors; support the needs of new teachers; generate reflection and collaboration. Along with strategies for these mentoring essentials, this program adds critical focus on student learning. Overflowing with rubrics for...

  • The National Board Certification Workbook, Second Edition Tertiary-Lifelong
    How to Develop Your Portfolio and Prepare for the Assessment Exams. The first edition of The National Board Certification Workbook offered top-notch preparation for the National Board certification process. Now the second edition, with 40% new material,...

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    The Relationship Between Students and Teachers Perceptions of Classroom Control and Teacher Morale in Seventh-day Adventist Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Purpose. This study investigated the relationship between students' and teachers' perceptions of teachers' ability to control students and teacher morale in selected Seventh-day Adventist schools. Procedures. The population consisted...

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    The Research States... Where Do You Fit In? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    What research has found about effective Seventh-day Adventist teachers and effective classroom managers.

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    The Substitute Teacher: Essential Partner in Christian Education Kindergarten-Grade 12
    It is time for Christian educators to critically examine substitute teaching programs in Christian schools. Principals should take responsibility for developing a substitute teaching program that includes recruitment, orientation, supervision, and evaluation....

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    Tips - Dealing with Disruptions in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article offers a discipline plan to deal with disruptions in the classroom.

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    Tips - Implement a Positive Approach to Managing your Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This short article discusses issues to consider before school begins and then manage through the school year, as well as how to deal with disruptions.

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    Verbal Routines Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Research shows that verbal routines are effective classroom discipline practices. Presented in this article are several simple, yet effective, verbal routines in which a teacher consistently uses the same or similar words in a given situation to deal with...

  • You Can Handle Them All Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The Master Teacher's online resource for managing student behavior - adapted from the bestselling You Can Handle Them All book. It is a discipline model for handling over 100 different misbehaviors at school or home. This site shares a step-by-step...