High-Five Teaching, K 5: Using Green Light Strategies to Create Dynamic, Student-Focused Classrooms

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Corwin Press, Aug 23, 2010 - Education - 208 pages
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Educators are under pressure to create a learning environment where children are engaged as well as achieving better testing results. This book gives primary teachers a wealth of practical tips, examples, ideas and strategies to increase student interaction and motivation and ultimately improve student achievement.

High-Five Teaching, K-5 provides proven strategies for improving morale and community in the classroom and shows how to motivate primary students to take on those more challenging, rigorous academic tasks. This book:

- Is packed with practical strategies designed to be in tune with the way today's digitally savvy students learn best

- Offers sample lesson plans that help teachers implement the strategies

- Demonstrates the concepts with real examples pulled from Cindy Rickert's experience as a current elementary school teacher

- Includes an appendix of sample forms, games, and other classroom resources

Covering student responsibility, motivation and engagement, teachable moments, movement, the creation of lesson plans, and setting up the classroom for the first days of school, this is a resource that has something for every primary teacher.

 

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Contents

Students Taking Responsibility
13
Creating Safety and Security
27
Working Within Their World
39
Linking Action and Understanding
53
Building Success on Success
63
Setting the Stage for Student Success
77
Combining Green Light Strategies and HighFive Principles Into Dynamic Lessons
123
Chapter 8 The HighFive Toolkit
159
Chapter 9 A Final Note
181
Endnotes
183
References
185
Index
189
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Learn more about Rich Allen's PD offerings

Richard Allen is an international consultant with more than 25 years experience coaching trainers and educators. Cofounder and president of Education Illustrated, he has taken the TrainSmart strategies beyond the United States and Canada to such diverse countries as the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Russia, Jordan, and Brazil. Allen is also a popular keynote speaker at international conferences, and he facilitates motivational and teambuilding workshops.

Allen started his educational career as a high school math and drama teacher. In 1985, he became a lead facilitator for SuperCamp—an accelerated learning program for teens—and has since worked with more than 25,000 students worldwide. He completed his doctorate in educational psychology at Arizona State University, where he studied how the human brain receives, processes, and recalls information—knowledge that informs all aspects of his training strategies.

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