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What Is Really Weakening Our Schools?

What Is Really Weakening Our Schools?

This short e-book give a description of some of the factors and faulty philosophies that are weakening our schools worldwide. There is an opportunity to learn more at the end of the document.
JamesHBurns
Four Educational Models That Have Been Over Used

Four Educational Models That Have Been Over Used

As educators we all look to find ways to improve achievement and behavior in our classrooms. Often we tend to use models that work but can over use them. Some Things work some of the time but nothing works all of the time. A great article for a faculty meeting discussion.
JamesHBurns
Teaching Professional Development, Portfolio, Organization, and Observation Logs

Teaching Professional Development, Portfolio, Organization, and Observation Logs

As you know, professional experience and organization is a result of your hard work. Most of that hard work goes unnoticed. A lot of teachers I know forget most of their side- experiences because they go above and beyond and never have any type of accountability to showcase that work. I have developed a tool for you that will assist in both your professional experience and organization. I have put together a set of three different professional development portfolio logs that will keep all that hard work and your volunteering organized and ready for review at a moment’s notice. These logs are a great way to organize your personal and professional experience. For every hour you instruct in the classroom, observe, attend conferences, and/or take advanced education classes, you need to log it down so that you can maintain and validate your personal, professional, and field experiences. These logs can be put together as a quick-reference, cosmetic portfolio binder that you can keep in your classroom or at home. The event sheets contained within these files can be taken with you to any event that will help build to your professional portfolio or resume. These logs provide the organization you need to fulfill any type of professional development event. I have provided several copies of these logs to multiple disciplines and professions already. Teachers, tend to enjoy these logs as they are custom for them. However, these logs can be used in multiple ways through diverse mediums across various professions.
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Substitution Teacher Professional Development Reports

Substitution Teacher Professional Development Reports

Attention Substitute Teachers and Teachers!!! I have produced a series of visually appealing and professional documents that can help you get an edge over others. Administration loves these and is always asking me to copy them for other teachers! For those of you who know my style of work, I do not just produce simple worksheets. Instead, all my work includes a mix of visuals that adds a unique and exclusive twist. This package contains documents for both subs and teachers. I still use these documents today and I it really helps you stay organized. When I leave these sheets behind for the teacher, I always get a positive reinforcement response. This package of documents includes the following: - DETAILED MASTER SUBSTITUTION REPORT - ATTENDANCE SIGN IN SHEET (Sub to leave for the teacher) - DISCIPLINE REPORT (Sub to leave for the teacher) - CLASSROOM SETUP SHEET (for the sub only) - WEEKLY SCHEDULE NOTES SHEET (Teacher for the sub) - INFORMATION SHEET FOR THE SUB (Teacher for the sub) - DAILY ASSIGNMENT LOGS (for short or long-term subs) - EVENT OBSERVATION AND FIELD EXPERIENCE JOURNAL - CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND OBSERVATION LOG - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERIENCE LOG
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Teaching Surveys - Classroom Research and Statistic Program

Teaching Surveys - Classroom Research and Statistic Program

Good teachers are Good “RESEARCHERS”! With the new evaluation systems flying all over the country, here is a program that could save your job. Remember back to your statistics course? Well, I have put together an all-in-one program that will allow you to see the results of any survey that you create with great detail. This program is visually appealing and can keep track of invaluable information at a moment’s notice. What could be more effective than having all your research data organized and graphed, ready to go, when your administrator walks into your classroom? College professors use this program still today. Surveys are important to use classroom so you can get qualitative research understanding your students. You want to see trends, looking to see what works best with your students. Enjoy the preview below. If you do buy this product, the preview serves as directions. So, print them out if you need too.
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The Primary ICT Coordinator's Guide to Leadership - eBook

The Primary ICT Coordinator's Guide to Leadership - eBook

Ideal for UK and Australian educators -Are you an aspiring Primary ICT coordinator? If the answer is YES, then you will need to know about leadership in education, school ICT policy development and implementation, training teachers at In-service days, teaching and learning with ICT and protecting the digital child.
ictesolutionsau
Ultimate Teacher Planner

Ultimate Teacher Planner

nspired Organization just for you! Bring style, organization, and functionality back into the classroom with this one-of-a-kind Ultimate Teacher Planner. This package contains over 400 pages of infinite possibilities to create the planner that is molded to your administrative needs. Unlike other planners that take away premium organizational space with unnecessary hampering graphics and random childish borders, each page is carefully crafted to provide you personalized information that shelters the history of your career with the turn of each page. This resource is not without style as each page is highly visual, designed with high quality engineering grids and columns that are truly functional. There are separate files for a total of 7 books with distinctive colors that represent each period you teach. You can use a book for each period or put together one master teacher planner for all your students. Files can be printed in both color and black and white. You can spiral bind all page inserts or add to a planner binder. Binder covers, tabs and spine sheets (1”, 2”, and 3”) are also included in this package. You can print out as many pages as you like and customize this planner in any way you like. If you purchase this planner, you can customize by request anytime for free. Take advantage now!!!
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Classroom Debates: Gun Control Activity Packet

Classroom Debates: Gun Control Activity Packet

Have your students participate in a real-world GUN CONTROL classroom debate!!! This reoccurring argument has significantly polarized Americans over the past several decades and now your students have a chance to make a real difference at school and in their community. You and your students have a chance to ignore the fake media and combat their agenda with fact finding and effective legitimate research. This activity will actually set your class (or multiple classes) to have a formal classroom debate. Students will create protesting signs/banners, petitions, and voice their opinion to gain supporters. They will elect a debate leader and have a chance to bring real-world application into the classroom. Students will stay with their beliefs or modify them based on the hard research they work for as they learn about the argument on both sides. The actual classroom debate is organized which includes debate leaders from three parties and a neutral mediator. Its all here. What are you waiting for! All students need this experience! Resource Packet Contains the following: Understanding important concepts and definitions related to gun ownership rights Interpreting the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States Difference between Pro-gun activists, Gun control supporters, and Independents How beliefs and opinions change through research Ignoring fake media Fact finding Creating a Classroom Protest Banners or signs Creating a Public School Petition Having a formal classroom debate Team work Leadership Promoting agenda Debate reflection and debriefing
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Classroom Debates: Abortion

Classroom Debates: Abortion

There's no debate about it! Debates are boundless tools for engaging students and energizing your classroom curriculum. This resource contains everything you need to satisfy this energy and innovation. Using debates in the classroom can help students grasp essential critical thinking, public speaking, and presentation skills. In addition, your students will develop research skills, citizenship, organization, persuasion, & prioritization of information. This resource allows students to study and discover the heated debate on Abortion in diverse ways, forming and deconstructing both the opinions of others, and their own! You will receive over 20 pages of material that guides your students throughout the entire debate process. Each page in this package is informative and visual. STUDENTS WILL BE ENGAGED! Students will create protest signs, banners, petitions, and voice their opinion to gain supporters. They will elect a debate leader and have a chance to bring real-world application into the classroom. Students will stay with their beliefs or modify them based on the hard research they work for as they learn about the argument on both sides. The actual classroom debate is organized which includes debate leaders from three parties and a neutral mediator. It’s all here. What are you waiting for! Students will learn about both sides of the Abortion debate. This reoccurring argument has significantly polarized Americans over the past several decades and now your students have a chance to make a real difference at school and in their community. Ignore the fake media and combat their agenda with fact finding and legitimate research. All students need this experience to discover who they are, where they stand and how they truly can make their voice heard.
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Exploring the Unknown - Mariana Trench - Science through  Observation Activity Lab

Exploring the Unknown - Mariana Trench - Science through Observation Activity Lab

This lab activity will allow your students to undertake the most dangerous dive in history by venturing into the Abyss and submerge to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. During this dive your students will utilize their scientific observation skills to discover the secrets of the Abyss by witnessing unique geological events and biological activities such as alien life that only exists at these terrifying depths. Students will document their journey so that others can visualize and learn about what exists within this treacherous alien world. This activity is all about using science through observation. The objective is to train your students to improve on literacy, research and observation skills all while exploring the unknown. Learning about the Mariana Trench is a great example to use these skills and this activity packet is a very unique way to experience the journey first hand that requires commitment & extreme dedication . REAL-WORLD APPLICATION: LAB ACTIVITY SHEETS In this activity students will actually simulate getting inside a state of the art submersible (operate instruments) and plunge deep in the Mariana Trench. On their way down, they will explore the very cold and dark mysterious waters for the first time in human history. These activities put the students in the researcher’s shoes & gives them appreciation for the brave scientists who already accomplished this task. INTERACTIVE & ENGAGING With 30 pages of engaging content, included in this packet are interactive folding viewing port windows which are installed on the student’s submersibles. When they reach a certain depth, they will be allowed to open these windows and explore any alien life that exists on their way to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This is where their observation skills will kick in. There are 10 “Unknown” species to explore and all our “real” pictures taken during the latest dive in 2012 by James Cameron. Students will love this! SCIENCE AND LITERACY This lab activity will allow your students to enhance their literacy skills as they read and assess the content which is engaging and awe-inspiring. They will also reflect on their experience with strategic comprehension and reflection questions. It’s all here in one unique and amazing packet. Yes, there is a lot more. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Also included is a fun graphic organizer which will allow your students to create their own historical timeline of their exploratory discoveries. There is so much to learn and so much history to restore in this engaging activity. ALL-IN-ONE-PACKAGE It’s all here! Everything from Science, Observation, Research and Literacy Skills to history and personal reflections. There is also a detailed Teacher prep guide and answer key. All this experience for such a low price. What are you waiting for!!
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