Jerry Parks
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Gilgamesh and Enkidu. The oldest story known to man. In a teaching unit, performable play format, A Gilgamesh Play for Teen Readers tells the ess...
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As a teacher, you are already doing an excellent job in the classroom. Nevertheless, as more and more states encourage validation of teaching eff...
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OK, you are about to meet middle school parents for the first time this year! What is it you would like to tell them? What list of suggestions wo...
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(PLEASE NOTE: This is the new QR coded, edition which has been revised and updated for 2012. Features include QR codes for personal instruction f...
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Political debates are controversial and exciting! For middle schoolers--even more so! This lesson instructs you on how the kids apply to debate,...
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Accomplished teaching is the model and the goal for all teachers--especially those seeking National Board Certification. This basic checklist and...
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You think you've thought of everything--room preparation, what to tell the kids, information parents need to know....but have you forgotten anyth...
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Admit it--you've considered attempting the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification process, haven't you?Here is a short ...
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"Teacher Under Construction: Things I Wish I'd Known!" is designed for Pre-service and new middle school teachers. It is an indispensable surviva...
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The video entries are often the most difficult aspect of the NBPTS candidate portfolio. Teachers so often concentrate on the process of filming t...
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Effective lesson design is of primary importance in preparing for your students. Your lesson plan should be geared toward the standards and expec...
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The movie 'Dead Poet's Society' features Robin Williams as an instructor at a small college-prep New England school for boys. Williams is an exce...
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Students will conduct "Hammurabi's Courtroom" and experience the workings of a court system under the rule of dictatorship. Pre-teaching,logistic...
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Since Greece is a part of my 7th grade social studies curriculum, I incorporate a 'real' Olympics for the kids into our ancient history unit. Kee...
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These worktables will furnish for the NBPTS candidate vital information in the completion of Entry 4 of the NBPTS candidate portfolio. Include...
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Palindromes and Oxymora are most fascinating to middle and high schoolers! Here is a short list of some of the most complex as well as well-worn ...
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My middle schoolers are fascinated by our study of Julius Caesar. As a concluding experience, I give them a modified version of Mark Antony's spe...
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A resume of Alexander the Great, with student prompt for analysis and a template for writing a short essay on Alexander the man. Students conside...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dr. Parks has taught ancient civilizations to 7th graders for nearly 30 years. He is a National Board Certified Teacher, and NBPTS mentor, and member of the National Teacher's Hall of Fame.

MY TEACHING STYLE

The Law of Teaching Triangulation: "If the teacher loves the subject, and the students the subject is taught to, the students will be drawn to love the subject."

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

"National Teachers Hall of Fame"; 2009 USA Today All-American Teacher Team; 2007-08 USA Today All-American Teacher Team: honorable mention, 2002-03 State Finalist: Kentucky Teacher of the Year, 2000-01 Ashland Oil Teacher Achievement Golden Apple Award, 2000-01 Teacher of the Year, Kentucky Council for Social Studies, 1999-2000 "Top Ten Teacher in Kentucky" Award, sponsored by Ashland Oil, 1988

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Also has an earned Th.D from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, IN. Regular speaker at the NMSA & NCSS national conferences, as well as the Arkansas NBPTS conference, Searcy, Arkansas

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Author of numerous books, including: 'Teacher Under Construction” Weekly Reader Press (Handbook for new middle school teachers) 'So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?Weekly Reader Press 'So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual' Weekly Reader Press 'So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual: New Revised QR-coded Edition!'' Weekly Reader Press 'Help! My Child is Starting Middle School!' Weekly Reader Press 'Mentoring the NBPTS Candidate' Weekly Reader Press "God, Help Me Pray!" Weekly Reader Press "With Joseph in the University of Adversity" Weekly Reader Press "Dragons, Grasshoppers & Frogs!"--A commentary on the Book of Revelation for teens & newbies Weekly Reader Press