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Praise for THE FIRST NATIONS SERIES FOR YOUNG READERS TEACHER RESOURCE

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on March 25, 2014

Recently added The First Nations Series for Young Readers Teacher Resource : Grade 4-10 :  a resource companion to the First Nations series for Young Readers from Second Story Press by Shawntelle Nesbitt.

The introduction includes praise for this author and resource. “Shawntell Nesbitt gets it! Rich and extensive programming flows throughout Nesbitt’s guide, which demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of all that must be considered when bringing First Nations, Métis, or Inuit culture into the classroom”–Shelley Knott-Fife.

“The series and resource guide are current and allow students to learn about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit role models while incorporating Aboriginal perspective.”–Lynn Herr

“Durham District School Board’s Authentic Learning Wheel and Deconstruction Approach have been incorporated [in this resource] … Nesbitt has recognized the immeasurable value of the Anishinaabe Medicine Wheel Teaching of the Four Aspects of Human Beings as foundational to holistic education today”…–Deanna Fry.

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From Bullying to Attention Grabbing Tools — NEW BOOKS

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 6, 2014

Two new works on bullying prevention: The bully-go-round, by Larry Swartz and Group bullying exclusion and ganging up, by Addy Ferguson.

Two works on character strengths: Gratitude by Arie Kaplan and Grit by Sara Antill.

Read, write, play, learn : literacy instruction in today’s kindergarten, by Lori Jamison Rog,  shows how to maintain balance to best serve our youngest learners.

Attention grabbing tools for involving parents in their children’s learning, by Jane Baskwill.  Explores a wide range of tools to help establish and maintain a parent-teacher relationship that holds the child at the centre of all education decisions.

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BEST ME I CAN BE

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on January 16, 2013

In this selection of books, Julia Cook uses her creative ideas to teach kids the skills they need to grow socially.  As a national award winning children’s author, former counselor, and parenting expert,  the goal behind all of Julia’s books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers.  Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers.

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INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS AND FLUENCY

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on December 21, 2011

Literacy Is Not Enough: 21st-Century Fluencies For The Digital Age by Lee Crockett, Ian Jukes, Andrew Churches.  The fourth book in the 21st Century Fluency series identifies and explains the fluencies: solution fluency, information fluency, creativity fluency, media fluency, collaboration fluency, and global digital citizenship. The balance of the book introduces the framework for integrating the fluencies in traditional curriculum.

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Apps for Learning: 40 Best iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone Apps For High School  Classrooms by Andrew Churches, Harry Dickens.  Covers mobility apps categories for utilities, general classroom applications also specialty apps designed with unique learning tools that students can utilize both in class and on the go.  Includes detailed descriptions for some of the best apps around for high school students.  Explores the versatility of utility apps like Atomic Web Browser and GoodReader.  Make use of general apps like Evernote, Pages, and Dragon Dictation, or have fun on projects using Garage Band, iMovie, or Whiteboard HD.  Or create unique learning adventures using speciality apps like Comic Touch, StoryKit, Video Science, or NASA App HD. 

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The Active Classroom: Practical Strategies For Involving Students in the Learning Process by Ron Nash. Just by dipping into the book, teachers will be able to begin implementing Nash’s ideas immediately.  A highly valuable resource for busy teachers, who can look at almost any section and within minutes select an idea, a tool, or a strategy, and put it into action the next day.

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On Purpose: How Great School Cultures Form Strong Character by Samuel Casey Carter.  In telling the stories of twelve very different but equally extraordinary schools from all across the country, Carter explains how school cultures are made, how they form student character, and ultimately, how great school cultures harness student character to drive achievement.

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Making Friends PreK-3: A Social Skills Program For Inclusive Settings by Ruth Herron Ross, Beth Roberts-Pacchione.  Second edition. Revised edition of Wanna Play: Friendship Skills For Preschool and Elementary Grades. Reworked to be more effective and added to the program’s strengths for a more enriched social experience.  There are details guiding teachers with lesson objectives and goals.  More suggestions have been added for compensating for different cognitive and developmental levels.  Specifics about lesson preparation and implementation time have been added to help the flow of lesson planning.

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 Unison Reading: Socially Inclusive Group Instruction For Equity and Achievement by Cynthia McCallister.   Unison Reading is a method that shifts responsibility to children for determining which information sources to attend to during the reading process and how these should be integrated.  The method is also based on a commitment to social justice.

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Academic Instruction For Students With Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms by June E. Downing. The information and strategies are based in the understanding of the importance and interrelatedness of curriculum, context, and instruction for all students but especially for students with significant disabilities.  Students are not likely to pick up all the possible skills in general education classrooms unless the material has been adapted and the skills taught to them.

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Connecting Content and Academic Language For English Learners and Struggling Students Grades 2-6 by Ruth Swinney, Patricia Velasco. Focuses on amplifying the teaching strategies and modifying the instructional strategies so as to recognize the emergent bilinguals’ “cats and dogs,” and then build upon them.  Swinney and Velasco give teachers ways of leading emergent bilinguals to also find the lions, and tigers, and bears that they’re sure to find if they’re allowed to walk on the same challenging curricular road as all the other children.

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40 Active Learning Strategies For The Inclusive Classroom, Grades K-5 by Linda Schwartz Green, Diane Casale-Giannola. Terms such as brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, and information processing come alive through the vignettes, step-by-step directions, activities, and reflections.  The text steers students and teachers in the direction of learning for retention with active strategies that connect to both the concepts and individual learners.

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RABBIT AND BEAR PAWS GRAPHIC NOVELS

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 25, 2011

Four new Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novels and teacher guides,  The sugar bush ; The Voyageurs ; True hearts ; Tall tale are now available.  The teacher guides are on CD-ROM published by Goodminds.com. 

“The first series of comic strips are based upon the teachings of  The Seven Grandfathers (wisdom from the Anishinabek Community)…” from the website.  Set in 18th century colonized North America, two mischievous Ojibwa brothers play pranks and have adventures using a traditional Ojibwa medicine that transforms them into animals for a short time.

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Get into Character, Series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on February 19, 2010

Get into Character is an innovative series that combines the power of reader’s theatre with timely social studies themes to help students develop vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.  Each book features two high-interest plays that address critical personal development issues for students in the junior and intermediate grades.  In addition, compelling graphic novel illustrations of pivotal scenes within each play are integrated into the multi-character scripts.  From cyber bullying and shyness to family changes and anger control, Get into Character provides students with memorable reading and role-playing experiences that promote personal

growth.

Get into character series Link to our catalogue

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“Deal With It” Book Series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 8, 2009

Help kids deal with conflict in our Deal With It series for kids ages 9 and up. These graphic novel-style books get youth thinking about new ways to resolve problems in their lives.

  • Careful attention to key roles in conflict (perpetrators, victims, bystanders)
  • Creative examples of dealing with every type of conflict situation
  • Familiar and realistic language and situations

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Character Education

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on December 4, 2008

New character education additions, to the Terry James Resource Library collection, include:

180 days of character — Adventure education for the classroom community — The book of virtues — Character building activities for kids —  The essential guide to talking with teens — and many more.

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Character Education Videos and Kits

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on November 20, 2008

New character education additions to our Video Library include:

Make You Think Values Collection, Series 1 & 3, audience level: intermediate, senior — Odd Girl Out, audience level: senior — Auto B Good  Series 2, 4 & 12, audience level: primary.

Character education videos and kits for primary, link to our catalogue.

Character education videos for junior, link to our catalogue.

Character education videos for intermediate, link to our catalogue.

Character education videos for senior, link to our catalogue.

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