At Woodbury we have a Teacher's Book Club.
Book 1 Using Humor to Maximize Learning
Neuroscience and cognitive research support the idea of using humor to create a joyful environment for learning, where humor is not only valued but also an integral component of student learning. Emotions are the core of human experience of learning. The purpose of this book is to explore the links between humor, an optimal learning environment, and the emerging cognitive research on humor development and practice. The goal of this book is to ignite the passion of the cultural architects or education to persist in crafting a safe, joyful learning environment filled with "humergy", and energy of humor. Words by Mary Kay Morrison (author)
The Daily Five
The Daily Five is more than a management system or a curriculum framework--it is a structure that will help students develop the daily habits of reading, writing, and working with peers that will lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.
Book 3 Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers by Debbie Silver
Educators looking for ways to improve their instructional skills in a differentiated classroom are guaranteed to find great practical strategies. This book integrates research-based models, teaching strategies, management tips, and inspirations lessons addressing individual differences.
Book 4 What Really Matters for Struggling Readers-Designing Research-Based Programs by Richard L Allington
Allington delivers a concise and balanced introduction to reading remediation and intervention programs and the topic of struggling readers. This book includes new research on vocabulary development and expanded research on fluency and comprehension and continues to focus on helping teachers design reading remediation and intervention programs around well-established reality and research-based components. The easy-to-understand interpretations of research support key principles of effective instructional design and best practices for children.
Fish! Classroom/School Culture
Fish! Classroom/School Culture
The work is hard and the hours are long for both students and adults here at school. Woodbury adults are making a personal choice to bring amazing passion, playfulness, commitment and a positive attitude to work every day. We are sharing these principles with our students and encouraging them to join in our excitement with the Fish! philosophy.
Fish! philosophy asks "What do children need?" The goal of nearly every school is to prepare young people to succeed as friends, citizens, spouses, parents, and workers. The qualities needed to fulfill these roles include a strong foundation of academic knowledge, a commitment to personal responsibility, a respect and concern for others, the ability to think for themselves, and the desire to keep learning for a lifetime.
Practicing the four simple principle of Fish!:
- Be There
- Choose Your Attitude
- Make Their Day
will be an ongoing project here at Woodbury. If you would like to know more about Fish! or join in the fun please let us know.
Information about Fish! is available from Charthouse Learning.