Involve and inspire students with these one-of-a-kind activities! Help your students reach their fullest potential. Create unique learning experiences adaptable to their needs and aspirations with this extraordinary activity book from internationally acclaimed education experts Dr. Russell Quaglia, Michael Corso and Julie Hellerstein. Based on hundreds of teacher and student interviews, the authors implement 3 Guiding Principles and 8 Behaviors and Conditions that profoundly affect student success in grades K-8. You’ll discover student centered ideas and activities that powerfully engage K-8 students in important content areas. Timesaving and easy-to-implement activities help you to: • Promote student self expression, values, hopes and dreams • Foster student engagement, purpose and self worth • Provide a creative and challenging learning environment for all ability levels • Align activities with Common Core, ISTE Standards (NETS) and 21st Century Skills • Promote student leadership and responsibility • Capitalize on technology and promote interdisciplinary connections Includes a handy correlation chart and group discussions, personal reflections, and extended learning opportunities for each stand-alone lesson. An inspiring resource for any educator, use these fun, extensively researched activities to help your students reach their full potential! “The authors have once again designed an extraordinary roadmap for teachers to use in guiding students to find their true voice. A research-based roadmap yes, but more importantly, a map teachers can use to guide students to find their voice through their experiences. The wonderful activities herein are inspiring, engaging and interactive and ultimately lead students to discover their own unique voice and aspirations!” Rich McBride, Ed.D., Superintendent 2014 AESA National President
Chapter 1: Belonging
In physical education class, the teacher says, “We are going to learn how to do cartwheels. I need everyone who is right handed to stand to my right and everyone who is left handed stand to my left.” In her class of twenty students, nineteen move to the teacher’s right and one student moves to the teacher’s left. The class giggles nervously and the lone student looks somewhat sheepish. Without missing a beat, the teacher stands next to the lefty and, looking across at the righties asks, “Now I need anyone who has learned how to do cartwheels before to switch sides.” Five right-handers join the teacher and the lefty student. The teacher says, “Most of us are going to learn to do ...