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 2: Heroes
Once a week, the Lunch Buddies Program pairs willing older students with younger students who have special needs to share a meal together. Typically the special needs students eat in their self-contained classroom. The experience of eating together benefits all students by developing mutual respect and support. Students enjoy one another’s company and learn how to interact with those who are different. The school sees the Lunch Buddies program as among the best learning experiences it has to offer.
Having a Hero—a role model, mentor, teacher, or any trusted other—is critical to a student’s success at school. Numerous studies point out the importance of such positive relationships to students’ academic, social, and personal well-being. Students tell us all the time that they work harder ...