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ACE School Management and Leadership: Lead and manage a subject, learning area or phase (PDF)
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The purpose of this module is to develop effective curriculum leaders and managers who will enhance the quality of teaching and learning through application of the theories, concepts and issues handled in this module. It is hoped that in examining these issues school principals and SMT members will be more conscious of their role of leading and facilitating transformation in schools through effective leadership of the curriculum and of teaching and learning

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
ACE School Management and Leadership: Lead and manage a subject, learning area or phase (Word)
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The purpose of this module is to develop effective curriculum leaders and managers who will enhance the quality of teaching and learning through application of the theories, concepts and issues handled in this module. It is hoped that in examining these issues school principals and SMT members will be more conscious of their role of leading and facilitating transformation in schools through effective leadership of the curriculum and of teaching and learning

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Acid Lake
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Add acidity to a healthy lake and see what happens to the plants and animals in this interactive activity adapted from EcoKids. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/09/2007
An Alaska Native Community Helps Seals
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This video from First Alaskans Institute spotlights the Alaska Native community of St. Paul and its hands-on commitment to care for the land and animals on which it depends. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
11/04/2008
Approaching ELA with the Open Access Common Core Course Collection
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Routines and subroutines are the core of the lesson structure in Open Access Common Core Course Collection. Teachers use these routines repeatedly, so they become habits for students. In this way, teachers are able to spend less time on classroom management and more time on learning.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melinda Boland
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Arranging for independence
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Erin Espinoza's kindergarten classroom encourages children to learn on their own. A classroom profile.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
Sydney Brown
Date Added:
08/17/1971
Bears' Lunch Counter
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This Nature video segment explores how the relationship between humans and grizzly bears has changed over the course of American History, and it describes the closing of the Yellowstone National Park garbage dumps in the 1970s. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Canon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
SC Johnson
WNET
Date Added:
11/11/2008
Bears in the Schoolyard
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Learn about the precautions humans must take in the face of a growing grizzly bear population in this video from Nature. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Canon
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
SC Johnson
WNET
Date Added:
11/12/2008
Becoming an Online Teacher
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For even the most experienced classroom teacher, teaching online requires a thoughtful transition to the new environment.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Articles & More
Author:
Bobby Hobgood
Date Added:
10/14/2003
Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies
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A free, Open Educational Resource, Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies is a students' guide for classroom success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college focuses on study skills and time management.

The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint2/), is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint1/) and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint3/).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dave Dillon
Date Added:
07/06/2018
Blueprint for Success in College and Career – Simple Book Publishing
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A free, Open Educational Resource, Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students' guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy.

The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College and Career, is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation. In addition, targeted sections on Study Skills and Time Management, and Career and Decision Making are available separately as Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint1/) and Time Management Strategies, and Blueprint for Success in Career Decision Making (https://press.rebus.community/blueprint3/).

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dave Dillon
Date Added:
07/06/2018
Bowhead Whaling and Its Impact
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This interactive activity, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, explores the history of whaling in the Arctic and introduces a landmark study of whale populations. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations
U.S. Department of Education
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/12/2007
Breaking the Attention-Seeking Habit: The Power of Random Positive Teacher Attention
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Some students misbehave because they are trying to attract teacher attention. Surprisingly, many students who value adult attention don't really care if it is positive (praise) or negative attention (reprimands)--they just want attention!
Unfortunately, instructors with students who thrive on teacher attention can easily fall into a 'reprimand trap.' The scenario might unfold much like this: First, the student misbehaves. Then the teacher approaches the student and reprimands him or her for misbehaving. Because the student finds the negative teacher attention to be reinforcing, he or she continues to misbehave-and the teacher naturally responds by reprimanding the student more often! An escalating, predictable cycle is established, with the student repeatedly acting-out and teacher reprimanding him or her.
Teachers can break out of this cycle, though, by using 'random positive attention' with students. Essentially, the instructor starts to ignore student attention-seeking behaviors, while at the same time 'randomly' giving the student positive attention. That is, the student receives regular positive teacher attention but at times unconnected to misbehavior. So the student still gets the adult attention that he or she craves. More importantly, the link between student misbehavior and resulting negative teacher attention is broken.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Intervention Central
Author:
Jim Wright
Date Added:
02/10/2014
Build a Student Motivation Trap to Increase Academic Engagement
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Motivating a reluctant student to complete schoolwork is not easy. In a typical classroom, students can choose from a number of sources of potential reinforcement (Billington & DiTommaso, 2003)--and academic tasks often take a back seat to competing behaviors such as talking with peers. One way that teachers can increase the attractiveness of schoolwork is by structuring lessons or assignments around topics or activities of high interest to the student (Miller et al., 2003).In fact, with planning, the teacher can set up a 'trap' that uses motivating elements to capture a student's attention to complete academic tasks (Alber & Heward, 1996). Here is a 6-step blue-print for building an academic 'motivation trap' (adapted from Alber & Heward, 1996).

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Intervention Central
Author:
Jim Wright
Date Added:
02/10/2014
CAT to Bb LMS Map
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This is an adaption of Angelo and Cross' book Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. The book provides fifty practical and innovative assessment techniques for use in the classroom. This adaptation lists the fifty techniques and provides a map to the current tools available in the online learning management system Blackboard. With this tool, faculty can identify how they would like to assess students, then choose the best tool for the task from the available options in Blackboard.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Terry Pollard
Date Added:
01/28/2016
CO2 Concentrations at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii
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This resource, adapted from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, provides a graph of monthly average carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration from 1958 to 2000 at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
10/21/2005
CP 11: Delivering Effective Lessons
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In the EL Education model, teachers engage students in meaningful and productive work throughout the class period. When delivering lessons, teachers create purpose and build curiosity for students. They use classroom management techniques that promote equity and create a respectful, active, collaborative, and growth-oriented culture. They make time to confer with students and are aware of each student’s level of understanding and participation. Teachers use practices that ensure all students grapple with challenging content. Teachers foster character by building positive relationships with students and inspiring each student to develop craftsmanship, perseverance, collaborative skills, and responsibility for learning. They promote critical thinking by asking that students make connections, perceive patterns and relationships, understand diverse perspectives, supply evidence for inferences and conclusions, and generalize to the big ideas of the discipline studied.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
07/23/2018