Category "Teaching & Education"

  • Instructional Strategies for Academic Success

    No single strategy can guarantee that a child will learn. Instructional strategies work in collaboration with other educational methods to influence student learning. Our Instructional Strategies for Academic Success course explores over 330 specific instructional strategies. We discuss how to use assessments, how to conduct lessons, and implement rules and procedures all while building positive relationships with students. 
  • Threat Assessment in Schools

    Our Threat Assessment in Schools course provides guidance on a wide spectrum of issues related to the threat-assessment process. We’ll discuss how to develop, operate, and manage a threat-assessment strategy by using the Salem-Keizer System Threat Assessment as a model. This course also delves into additional issues that school districts are having to deal with – domestic violence, teen dating, and stalking.
  • Security and Strategies for Counteracting the Mass Shooter Threat

    Sadly, mass shootings are affecting our country more and more every day. Violence isn't limited to any specific economic area, state or building. Our most sacred places such as schools, churches, and the workplace are targets of violence that we are hearing about too often.
  • Bullying in Schools

    Over the last three decades, school shootings have become increasing more frequent. Why is this happening? Our Bullying in Schools course discusses the connections between school shootings, bullying, and gender and social demands placed on children in our schools. Bullying has reached disturbing levels across the country and no one is immune.
  • Surviving an Active Shooter in School

    Unfortunately, gun violence within our schools has become an epidemic that needs to be addressed by communities, law enforcement, and school districts. Our Surviving an Active Shooter in School course presents ideas for parents, children, and school administrators on how to mitigate, prepare for, and fight back against an active shooter.
  • Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Are you looking for ways to enhance your practice of teaching? Do you need to find new and exciting ways to engage your students? Our Student Engagement and Learning course explores the potential of formative assessment and techniques for improving student learning. We summarize key research on classroom formative assessment and show how these practices have a greater impact on educational achievement than most other reforms.
  • Student Engagement and Learning

    Are you looking for ways to enhance your practice of teaching? Do you need to find new and exciting ways to engage your students? Our Student Engagement and Learning course explores the potential of formative assessment and techniques for improving student learning. We summarize key research on classroom formative assessment and show how these practices have a greater impact on educational achievement than most other reforms.
  • STEM in the Elementary Classroom

    Are you looking for new ways to foster communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills for your students? Are you interested in STEM concepts but aren’t sure how to incorporate them into your elementary classroom? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math which are all vital content areas for knowledge and development.
  • Improve Your Grammar and Punctuation

    Feel a little rusty with your grammar skills? Take our Improve Your Grammar and Punctuation course! Students taking this course will benefit from a review of English grammar, punctuation, and capitalization rules. Other topics covered include how to construct sentences and paragraphs that flow gracefully and we will provide clarification to some of the English language's most confusing and confounding words.
  • Raising Healthy Children

    There are real forces in our lives that trigger our bodies into putting on fat.  Stresses cause our bodies to act like human fat storage machines.  Turning off our FAT switch is the key to weight loss.  This course will examine the basic steps in turning off this switch, allowing our bodies to lose weight easily and automatically. Making subtle changes to feeding children and the psychology with which children are approached regarding healthy diet and lifestyle changes can make all the difference in the world.

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