"The ideas in this book make learning come alive in your classroom. The authors present activities that any teacher can implement."
—Linda K. Taylor, Assistant Professor, Ball State University
"With this book, teachers can truly discover what it takes to reach and empower every learner. High-Five Teaching is replete with specific examples and fun suggestions any teacher can use in today's classroom."
—Renee Peoples, Teacher Leader, Swain West Elementary, Bryson City, NC
Transform your classroom into a dynamic learning environment for all students!
This exciting new volume shows elementary teachers how to put into practice the principles described in Rich Allen's book Green Light Classrooms. Drawing from Cindy Rickert's real-life experiences as a teacher creating Green Light inclusive classrooms, the authors offer a wealth of practical tips, examples, and ideas for involving students in active learning rather than traditional "chalk and talk" instruction.
Readers will acquire implementation strategies to increase student interaction and motivation and ultimately improve achievement. In tune with the way today's digitally savvy students learn best, this book offers:
- Five principles of high-five teaching that ensure a welcoming, active, and student-centered learning environment
- Detailed sample lesson plans in math, science, reading, writing, and social studies
- Case studies, technology connections, and ways to create true learning communities
- An appendix of sample forms, games, and other essential classroom resources
Designed specifically to engage today's students, this guide offers tools and strategies to inspire best practices in every classroom.