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Teacher Training


Teacher Training



PLEASE! NO SURPRISES! STEP-BY-STEP TO EFFECTIVE PARENT/TEACHER COMMUNICATION

Emily Morrison explores four areas of Parent/Teacher Communication with elementary school teachers. Parents and teachers have a common ground in their deep care and concern for the child's success. The presentation includes suggestions for introductory, ongoing and scheduled parent communication so that it is a regular part of the school week and parent is ever surprised by a report card grade. Ms. Morrison gives you the keys to creating and maintaining a dynamic partnership.

DVD / 2003 / 45 minutes

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ESTABLISHING RULES AND CONSEQUENCES: STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH WEEK ONE

Award-winning teacher, Emily Morrison, guides elementary teachers through the process of establishing a system of simple, fair, and effective classroom rules and consequences that work for all students. This is a critically important first week task that sets the tone for the entire school year. The presentation includes suggested first week activities that reinforce an understanding of classroom rules, ideas for classroom meetings that serve as an aid to discipline, and methods for establishing fair procedures and non-material rewards that give emotional satisfacton.

DVD / 2002 / 28 minutes

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MAKING THE GRADE: STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH THE ASSESSMENT MAZE

Follow Emily Morrison through the many paths to assessing and grading students fairly and accurately. Ms. Morrison explains Informal, Interim, Formal and Special Needs Assessment and illustrates how their use results in a comprehensive view of student progress and valuable teacher feedback. Keep current with grading and assure that you can "Make the Grade" with accuracy and ease.

DVD / 2002 / 55 minutes

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ORGANIZING FOR SUCCESS: STEP-BY-STEP THROUGH DAY 1 AND DAY 2

Join award-winning teacher, Emily Morrison, as she brings her dynamic hands-on approach to the important first few days of the school year. This video contains specific practical ideas for setting up an enriching, positive classroom environment. Empowering students through structured choices, creative jobs and job charts, and a simple plan for regular and meaningful communication with parents are a few examples of the many substantive topics that are covered.

DVD / 2002 / 38 minutes

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FACULTY MEETING ON CULTURAL ISSUES

Excellent yearlong resource contains thought-provoking questions for faculty discussion on ten different topics. Faculty and student interviews form a basis for generating discussion on topics such as: Economic vs. Cultural Issues; Cultural Cliques; Teaching from the Heart: The Classroom as Family; Teaching Subject Matter vs. a Broader Value Role; and How Can the Administration Improve the School's Cultural Environment for Faculty?

DVD / 2000 / 30 minutes

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IMAGINE YOURSELF: CREATIVE VISUALIZATION, TEACHING STRATEGIES & CULTURALLY SENSITIVE TEACHER

Increase your sensitivity to universal needs through a creative visualization exercise. Examine the attributes of a culturally sensitive teacher. Explore teaching strategies that may smooth the way when cultural issues come to the foreground.

DVD / 2000 / 34 minutes

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LEARN FROM THE PAST - PLAN FOR THE FUTURE: MULTI-CULTURAL VALUE PREFERENCES AND DOMINANT U.S. CULTURE

Become familiar with how cultures may differ in what their members' value. Study the different traditions and value preferences between the dominant U.S. culture and other cultures. These include divergent views of family relationships, how children are disciplined, how the teacher is viewed, and how extended family may be called upon to confer with the child's teacher.

DVD / 2000 / 34 minutes

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TEACHER'S CULTURE, A

Reflect on your personal cultural beliefs and biases as you create your own cultural genogram. Review cultural value preferences and see how your cultural background is brought to the classroom and is just as much a part of the classroom as your students' backgrounds.

DVD / 2000 / 32 minutes

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WHISPER AND SMILE: VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION STYLES

Communication is the core of understanding. Learn how understanding communication styles of different cultures will help you understand what is being said and what is NOT being said.

DVD / 2000 / 32 minutes

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EASY WAYS TO USE E-LEARNING

Students of today are more technologically advanced than ever before. They live their lives with technology at their fingertips. In this program we discuss how education systems are undergoing a transformation, and how e-learning is becoming further integrated into the classroom. We look at the benefits of e-learning, and how by engaging students on a level and with material to which they will respond can make a teacher's job easier. Introducing e-learning methods and strategies, we also investigate the benefits of Learning Management Systems and how this change in teaching methods is benefiting both teachers and students.

DVD / 2009 / 25 minutes

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POWER OF RTI, THE: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

By Jim Wright

Response to Intervention is an effective method for helping struggling learners achieve academic success. The good news is that RTI can also be a powerful management approach to challenging behaviors in the classroom.

Jim Wright, widely renowned authority on RTI and author of the national best seller, RTI Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Schools, presents powerful strategies for structuring classroom routines that minimize opportunities for student misbehavior. He focuses on TIER I techniques which address:

  • Classroom rules, routines, and schedules
  • Positive behavioral expectations
  • Simple strategies to manage defiant and con-compliant students
  • Targeted use of rewards and feedback
  • Structured lessons to incorporate meaningful student choices
  • Management of daily classroom transitions

  • In addition to Tier I strategies, Wright provides constructive and positive approaches to address student misbehavior, if and when it occurs. Learn how to implement RTI to create optimal learning environments with a minimum of discipline and behavior problems.


    DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2008 / 68 minutes

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    DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION: A FOCUS ON THE GIFTED

    This video will target customized practices that are most effective in classrooms that seek to challenge gifted/high achieving students.

    DVD / 2003 / 50 minutes

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