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 4: Fun & Excitement
Fun & Excitement
Very few people list sitting at a desk inside all day doing solo work on their top ten list of things to do for fun and excitement. While no doubt people work at office jobs they enjoy, most people find pleasure in being outside, moving around and being with other people. In addition to being engaged by such activities most people learn in such a setting. Whether it’s learning about a friend’s recent exploits while hiking together or learning a new handhold while rock climbing or learning about a new species of sea life at the beach, the outdoors and learning and fun go hand in hand in hand. At one pre-K–8 elementary school, they exploit the outdoor potential ...