How to get ALL students to exert effort and not give up
You ask a question and a student shrugs his shoulders and says, “I don’t know.” Rather than moving to the next student, learn the technique NO OPT OUT.
How to get ALL students to follow classroom directions
Typically teachers ask students to be quiet, and about three-quarters follow through and the teacher moves on. Don’t send the message that it is OK for students not to listen to you, instead try the technique 100 PERCENT.
How to use your words and tone to communicate with students in a positive way
Small shifts in your language can make a difference. Instead of harping on the past, “Keana, stop looking back at Tanya,” try a positive forward-looking approach, “Keana, I need your eyes forward.”
How to have students actually read in your class in a way that is much more effective than DEAR (Drop Everything and Read)
Learn the technique CONTROL THE GAME to get all of your students engaged in meaningful reading.
How to prepare your teachers to implement these teaching techniques in their own classrooms
Learn The Main Idea’s simple PD format that can be used to introduce any technique from the book.