Resource Center

Our 7 Favorite Supporting Organizations:

The Teaching Chanel is our favorite link for teachers.  Getting an “eye into” some of our nation’s most effective classrooms provides a wealth of knowledge for well-meaning motivated teachers.  Search your topic of interest and numerous professionally produced videos will follow.  http://www.teachingchannel.org

Achieve the Core is an incredible resource for schools working to be more proficient in the Common Core State Standards.  Don’t duplicate the work!  This website has a wealth of resources for educators and schools.  This is an especially relevant website for teacher trainers since it has multiple power point presentations.  http://www.achievethecore.org

This is the main “official” website for the Common Core State Standards.  This is the website that educators can go to access the actual standards and reliable information regarding the standards. http://www.corestandards.org


DonorsChoose.org makes it easy to help classrooms in need. Public school teachers post classroom project requests which range from pencils for poetry to microscopes for mitochondria.
http://www.donorschoose.org

 
A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools
http://www.tolerance.org/


Education Nation is NBC News’ year-round initiative to engage the country in a solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America.
http://www.educationnation.com/index.cfm

 

“Waiting for Superman” is a transformative documentary by Davis Guggenheim that observes high performing schools and identifies how they are able to meet the needs of all children and prepare them for college.  The film gives an intimate portrait of some of the most successful charter schools in the U.S. and the families who yearn for their child to attend them.  The “Waiting for Superman” website has provoked a movement towards demanding better schools for our students and offers pathways to make this possible.  Watch the film.  Visit the site.  Join the movement.

http://www.waitingforsuperman.com

 

 

Our TOP 9 Favorite Books

Marva Collins’ Way by Marva Collins

Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There by H. Richard Milner


Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It (2009) by Eric Jensen

A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby K. Payne


The First Days of School by Harry Wong

Setting Limits in the Classroom: How to Move Beyond the Classroom Dance of Discipline by Robert J. MacKenzie, ED.D.


Setting Limits with Your Strong Willed Child  

The Highly Engaged Classroom by Robert J. Marzano


Classbuilding: Cooperative Learning Activities by Kagan

 

Our Top 5 Video Picks:

TED Talks: Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson–one of the very best educators in the U.S. shares her winning attitude about teaching.

Marva Collins: 60 Minutes

Marva Collins is recognized as one of our nation’s most effective teachers who proved that students from high poverty areas can learn at high levels just like any other students.

 

The Future Is In Our Classroom
Here are some facts and figures about the current state of public education in the US and what’s a stake if we don’t fix our classrooms.
http://content.bitsontherun.com/previews/3kGDh2Ny-d2qA2RiQ

 

Cinncinnatti: Community at the Center of Learning
Watch how Cincinnati is integrating the resources of a few organizations to develop a comprehensive support program for it students from higher poverty communities.
http://www.educationnation.com/casestudies/cincy/index.html

Logan Square: Putting Parents to Work in the Classroom
Watch how parents are being valued and put to work at Logan Square. Extra hands always make the difference!
http://www.educationnation.com/casestudies/logansquare/

Teaching Tolerance Award Winner Soñia Galaviz
Soñia Galaviz of Nampa, Idaho is a winner of the 2011 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching. The award recognizes educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
http://youtu.be/Floz2ACem9o

Teaching Tolerance Award Winner Silvestre Arcos
Silvestre Arcos of New York City is a winner of the 2011 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching. The award recognizes educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching students from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
http://youtu.be/6z7qDOqEjcA

 

2 Responses to Resource Center

Andy C. Ng says:
June 15, 2013 @ 12:48 am
    November 14, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    Thank you Andy! Rita Pierson is an incredible educator with a winning attitude and a wonderful way of speaking with students to get the desired outcome.

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