Teachin’ The Blues Away (CD music)$16.95Add to cartView Cart
This is a music CD. Teachin’ The Blues Away lyrics were written for the classroom teacher and are riddled with tips, strategies, and ideas – mixed together with Blues music. Vocals are by John Carswell. John has played with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Muddy Waters, to name just a few. It is unique in that we perform and have fun with you and at the same time we also teach you! We celebrate both the challenge and joy of teaching on this VERY UNIQUE product. There is nothing like it.
DICE – Introduce Randomness In Your Classroom!$16.95Add to cartView Cart
Instruction Manual with dice ideas for your classroom included.
We can often be our own worst enemy when it comes to keeping our students attention. As an example, we often use the Round Robin technique to ensure students participates equally. The problem with this approach is it signals students that when done participating (e.g. answered the question), it is time to relax, tune out, and ignore the rest of that lesson. What to do? Adding an element of chance and randomness (DICE) into your flow of lessons can greatly increase student participation and attention. You can have students roll to do certain tasks, assign specific tasks you want them to do, or a combination thereof. Remember, the idea is that they will not know when they may be called on and that when their number comes up, the expectation is there for them to participate. Keeping it random prevents your students from getting lax in their attention and sends the very powerful signal that at any time, they are responsible for the information and learning within your classroom. This Polyhedral 7-Die Set with velveteen bag allows you to roll any number at any time!
Safety and Security Habits for Educators (book)$29.95Add to cartView Cart
Learn how to use strategies and habits described within this valuable volume to increase your safety and security readiness as well as to greatly improve your survival chances during critical incidents that could occur at your school or on your own personal time in your home or in public places.
Author, Eric Combs, examines the human psyche under stress, history and types of threats against schools, and strategies and habits to employ while creating a safer school campus WITHOUT creating a fearful place that looks more like a prison that a place of learning.
Eric identifies common threats to your own personal physical security as well as threats to you emanating from the digital world, and he offers you strategies and habits to reduce the possibility of you becoming a victim in either of these arenas.