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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Transform your classroom into a dynamic learning environment for all students!

Focusing on engaging students through brain-based teaching practices, this resource provides practical ideas and implementation strategies for putting the principles of Green Light classrooms into practice. Tuned to the way today’s students learn best, this book offers:

  • Five principles of high-five teaching
  • Detailed sample high-five lesson plans in math, science, reading, writing, and social studies
  • Case studies, technology connections, and ways to create true learning communities
  • An appendix of sample forms, games, and other essential classroom resources
 

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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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