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    A survey of the perceptions of teachers and students related to the instructional-cognitive emphasis and classroom learning conditions of Adventist upper secondary schools in East Malaysia Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This study provided teachers and administrators of Adventist upper secondary schools in East Malaysia with empirical data on classroom learning conditions and the teaching of thinking skills. This cross-sectional survey of 25 teacher responses and 588 student...

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    A Whole School Approach to Changing School Culture - The SASA Way Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Anyone who has worked in a school or classroom knows changing a culture can be difficult and daunting. The staff at Sydney Adventist School Auburn decided to take up this challenge. These are reflections we can share about the journey so far."

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    ABC Game of New Beginnings Classroom Management Plan Grade 1-Grade 6
    A classroom management plan that operates under the assumption that every day is a new beginning and a new opportunity for success. Attendance, Behavior, and Completion of work are the ABCs upon which this plan is based.

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    An Extraordinary Time: Teaching in the 21st Century Kindergarten-Lifelong
    How has brain research influenced instruction practices? Susan Kovalik shares an instructional method that is built on information from research on the brain: Integrated Thematic Instruction (ITI). ITI combines four teaching, learning, and science constructs...

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    Brain-friendly Teacher - How to Create Lasting Learning through Classroom Design & Instruction Preschool-Grade 12
    Why do my students forget what I teach when class is done? How do I know if a trend on social media really works or if it is just a fun thing to try? How do I bring information to my students’ long-term memory? Does the way I decorate...

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    Celebrating the World in Your Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Wading into another person’s culture can be a bit scary and complex. It may even challenge a few things you believe about your own cultural heritage. But for today’s teacher, it is a necessity to face the challenges and reach each student,...

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    Choice Theory in the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author discusses Choice Theory and how he uses it in his classroom. Intentional friendships and relevant curriculum are two ingredients that contribute to a non-coercive structure, which is vital to an effective school. The six basic needs, the J-O-Y principle,...

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    Choose Kindness - A K-12 Anti-Bullying Curriculum Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This 2018 NAD convention breakout session described a school's campaign to created a "school-wide, Christ-like environment based on 'choosing kindness' instead of 'anti-bullying.'" They have made their curriculum freely available, including their...

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    Christ-centered Bullying Prevention - Using Biblical Practices for Creating a Kinder Culture Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Participants at this 2018 NAD convention workshop learned "what works in developing an educational and kindness culture." See the presentation for details.

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    Classroom Commands and the Novelty Factor - What Happens When a Teacher Gives Commands in a Foreign Language? Kindergarten-Grade 8
    "The purpose of this primary classroom-based case study was to examine the impact FLCs had on students’ response times and attitudes when learning about the culture associated with the language of the commands."

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    Classroom Management - A Personal Reflection Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The author examines classroom management and the need for teachers to develop their own management plan and style. Theory and practice, the classroom environment, classroom procedures, and action plans are all elements of a classroom management plan.

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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 Resource List Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This list links to numerous classroom management resources.

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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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    Conflict Resolution for the Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Conflict significantly disrupts achievement within classrooms. It effects individuals but also influences group members and potentially a wider community. Minimizing conflict optimizes opportunity and this is the goal of sharing these insights."

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    Connectedness - Bridging the Gap between Values and Practice in Developing a Safe and Supportive School Community Kindergarten
    A paradox exists within the teaching profession:"On one hand educators know and believe that students need role models and that almost every aspect of teaching, even (or especially) including discipline—is all about relationships. Yet on the other...

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    Creating the Best Classroom Theme Ever Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD presentation handout inspires teachers to use spiritual themes in their classrooms. It offers easy ways to create a theme that will last throughout the year and throughout your students’ lifetimes.

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    Critical Thinking - Practical Strategies for Teaching and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “What does critical thinking look like in the classroom? What strategies can be used to facilitate critical thinking?” According to Faul, a classroom that emphasizes critical thinking is a safe space that is collaborative and provides for visual...

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    Culturally Responsive Christian Education at Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    “Needless to say, Native Americans have cause to distrust boarding schools run by Christians that claim their sole purpose is helping Native Americans. especially since, for the older generations, the term ‘boarding school’ evokes memories...

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    Daily Oral Language Option for the Multi-grade Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD session discusses how learning requires a brain-compatible environment that is authentic, safe and relevant. This system incorporates teaching the daily oral language target skills within a multi-grade classroom in a relevant, multi-level context,...

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    Does Mindfulness Have a Place in a Christian School? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Mindfulness exercises are gaining popularity as a way for schools to address wellness and mental health challenges in children. Read how Canberra Christian School in Australia explored “the idea of Christian mindfulness, its differences to secular mindfulness,...

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    Editorial Vol 5 Issue 1: The Power of Wonder Preschool-Lifelong
    Lana Hibbard shares the amazement children have when learning new things and how important it is to introduce them to our amazing God.

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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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    Enriched Environment - Is Your Classroom Cold or Warm? Preschool-Grade 8
    With this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session, "learn how to make your classroom inviting for new students and their families by using the five senses approach. The type of classroom environment that a teacher creates and encourages...

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    Flexible Learning Environments Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Read how a teacher restructured her classroom to allow her students the physical, social, and academic benefits of increased movement throughout the day.

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    Flexible Seating Preschool-Grade 12
    This handout from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session lists various items needed in a flexible seating classroom, as well as links to examples.

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    Flexible Seating: What, Why and How! Kindergarten-Grade 12
    An experienced multi-grade teacher explains how she shifted to a flexible classroom environment, and how you can do the same.

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    Fostering the Development of Empathy in the Classroom - A Strategic Response to the Problem of Bullying Preschool-Grade 6
    "Describes the development of empathy within children and provides classroom-based interventions that will foster its development. The development of empathy is a complex process involving both cognitive and affective functioning and awareness. Various...

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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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    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...

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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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    Improving Student Outcomes with Effective Teacher-Student Interactions Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Presented on at a 2018 NAD breakout session, the Classroom Assessment Scoring System "identifies the types of teacher-student interactions that matter most in increasing student cognitive, behavioral, and social outcomes."

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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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    Inclusive Curricula, Pedagogies, and Environments in the Social Studies Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 12
    "Defining learning outcomes is a primary challenge in teaching and learning about diversity; thus, adopting and practicing culturally responsive ideology responds to all students’ needs by focusing on inclusive curricula, pedagogies, and environments."

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    International Students in Independent Schools - The Divide Between Attitude to Mathematics Class and Perception of Classroom Environment Grade 9-Grade 12
    "The experience of students with a non-English speaking background (NESB) studying in Australian independent school classrooms is an ongoing concern for administrators of these schools. This paper reports on research by Kilgour and Rickards (2009) into...

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    Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Provided by a 2018 NAD convention workshop presenter, this list of resources will get you started on learning about Restorative Justice.

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    JAE Editorial: Speak Up, Annalee! Creating Safe Places for Students to Thrive Kindergarten-Tertiary
    A fast-paced, robust classroom full of conversation, activity, and creativity can be a great learning environment, but what if some students find it stressful? Additional articles in this issue include: ​Feedback...

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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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    Leading the Way: The Relationship Between Effective Teachers Interactions with Their Students and Their Students Interactions with Each Other in Two Multi-grade Parochial Classrooms Grade 1-Grade 8
    This qualitative research study examined the teacher-student and student-student interactions that took place in two elementary parochial classrooms staffed by teachers nominated as effective by their supervisors. The study also examined relationships, similarities...

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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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    Making Nature Part of the Curriculum - Practical and Spiritual Lessons from God’s Other Book Preschool-Grade 12
    Students can benefit in many ways by spending time with animals and out in nature as a part of their educational experience. Nature speaks of God’s eternal love and care. Chiomenti provides examples of including animals and outdoor education in the classroom,...

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    Managing and Organizing the Multigrade Classroom Preschool-Grade 8
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation on the well-managed classroom is a teacher's dream. See how students can work with you, not against you, to make learning happen. This model works well for all elementary classrooms and uses techniques that are...

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    Maximising the Potential of the Third Teacher - Indoor Developmental Play Environments - 3-8 years Preschool-Grade 2
    The educators of Reggio Emilia call the environment the "third teacher" because it "speaks to children about what they can do, how and where they can do it and how they can work together" (Paiman & Terrani, 1998, p.1). They...

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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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    On Becoming a Global Village Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Multicultural curriculum in Adventist schools. Multicultural education is crucial for social and spiritual development. Classroom planning, the curriculum, and criteria for textbooks are key issues. Helping teachers to learn the skills of becoming more sensitive...

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    Promoting Emotional Intelligence in the Classroom Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Mayer and associates define Emotional Intelligence as the "capacity to reason about emotions, and of emotions to enhance thinking. It includes the abilities to accurately perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand...

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    Proper Teacher Attitudes Kindergarten-Grade 12
    These two short articles address teacher attitudes. The first discusses how teachers must first deal with their own attitudes before approaching their students for counsel sessions when problems arise. The second, written by Connie Wade, discusses the importance...

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    Reflections on Pedagogical Hospitality and Remote Learning Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Teaching involves teachers acting as hospitable hosts who create learning spaces that welcome their students into learning...this was reversed when teachers became guests as well as hosts as they ‘entered’ their students’ homes,...

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    Sabbath Celebration Kindergarten-Grade 4
    A Friday classroom activity wraps up the school week as a spiritual highlight helping young students learn to understand and treasure the Sabbath truth. Two practical program ideas shared by small school teachers.

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    Shielding Students from Stereotype Threat - Instructional and Developmental Implications Kindergarten-Tertiary
    "Stereotype threat is driven by the conviction that academic performance may be judged or evaluated on the basis of culturally driven false beliefs or preconceived notions about the academic abilities of the ethnic, racial, gender, or socioeconomic group...

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    TEACH Editorial Vol 4 Issue 1: Delightful Classrooms Tertiary-Lifelong
    Hibbard highlights the natural delight of children and gives ideas on how to create delightful classrooms. Articles in this issue include these titles: Culturally Relevant Approaches to Classroom Management The Friendship Factor EH&S Issues Introducing...

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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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    The Bully-Free Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Kick off your school year with this six week jump start bully-free program presented at the 2012 NAD Teachers Convention. Your students will learn strategies for handling a bully, how to be a supportive by-stander, and all this in the Christian frame work...

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    The Heart of an Adventist Teacher Kindergarten-Grade 12
    A Seventh-day Adventist teacher makes a lasting impression on a student, who then decides to become an Adventist teacher herself. Shirley Fuquay writes of her experience as that young girl and her future career of 31 years teaching in Seventh-day Adventist...

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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...

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    The Learning-Disabled Child: A Challenge for Christian Teachers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special exceptional child issue questions how Christian teachers can deal with learning-disabled children. Children must be tested to determine their specific problem, then given material at the proper reading level. Ideas for teaching...

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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 Role of Social Emotional Learning in Impactful Classroom Management Preschool-Grade 8
    Read this presentation from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session to "discover how the alignment of Adventist educational philosophy and transformational classroom management will result in developing the skills needed to create trauma-sensitive learning...

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    The Safe and Caring Classroom - A Trauma-Informed Approach to Classroom Culture and Climate Kindergarten-Grade 12
    From the 2018 NAD convention, this breakout session followed trauma-informed practices to examine "ways that teachers can facilitate a learning environment that enables every child to feel safe, accepted and respected." Read the presentation for...

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    The Ultimate Guide to a Brain-Friendly Instruction and Learning Space Kindergarten-Grade 6
    Prepared by an Adventist teacher, this extensive guide is all about applying the science of learning by bringing balance to your learning space and instruction. Your students’ brains need a classroom environment and instruction that: Energize-Engage...

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    Tips - Praise Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Ideas for positive reinforcement in the classroom that are easy to do.

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    Tools for a Successful First Year of Teaching Kindergarten-Grade 6
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation is full of practical ideas to implement in your classroom. You will find help on organization skills; relationships with students, parents, teachers and supervisors; and classroom management.

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    Training Young Peacemakers Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Peacemaking is an essential life skill for students of all ages. Marilyn Fargo addresses how teachers can integrate this important social skill into every aspect of the curriculum by sharing how she successfully implements concepts from The Young Peacemaker,...

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    Using Humor in the Classroom Preschool-Tertiary
    Research and experience shows that the use of humor in the classroom can be an excellent tool for promoting a productive, healthy learning environment. This article explores the benefits of humor in the classroom, and offers specific ideas, guidelines, and...

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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...

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    What Are We Going to do With That Child? Allergies and Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Environmental factors that influence children's disruptive behavior, aggression, hyperactivity, and learning problems. How food and seasonal allergies affects behavior and success at school. Advice for the teacher, ways to eliminate classroom allergens, structuring...

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    When Can I Be Baptized? Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This article from the JAE special child evangelism issue discusses object lessons in the classroom and how a classroom climate conducive to decision making and developing Christian values should be established. The author shares some practical experiences...

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    Why Culturally Responsive Teaching Matters Preschool-Tertiary
    "One of the many things I admire about Jesus is the intentional and genuine connection He made with people. Regardless of their status, religion, cultural background, or other people’s opinions, nothing prevented Jesus from teaching and serving...

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    Working with Challenging Behaviors in Preschool 0-2 years-Kindergarten
    Read the presentation of this 2018 NAD convention breakout session, which identified "typical behaviors of preschool ages based on the work of Dr. Arnold Gesell in order to identify atypical behaviors. Presenter [discussed] several philosophies of behavior...

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    Worth the Effort - Applying Brain Research in Kindergarten Kindergarten-Grade 2
    To alleviate first days of school stress, Julie Westlake provided her students with a positive learning environment that was free of threats and stress, allowed student choice, and created a physical environment that allowed her students to excel in arts and...

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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.