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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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(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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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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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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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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"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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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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The 6th grade! The first year of middle school is often a convulsive and frightening wake-up call to parents! In this book, parents are guided th...
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Middle schoolers are like no other kids. Their world at school is frazzled, jumbled, confused, and follows a routine that only they can honor. ...
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Hi. I just ordered 'so you want to become a NBC teacher'. It says I am supposed to be receiving 'a box'. It says the box is that small, blue and white, perfectly innocuous looking square container that will show up on your doorstep. In it are the forms, the instruction guide, National Standards book, and everything else that I will need to propel
me toward certification. Will I be receiving that as part of this purchase? Thank you.
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Philine V. re: NBPTS Workbook & Evidence Manual (NEW Revised & Updated QR coded Edition, 2012!)
Hi Mr. Parks! I was wondering if this product included the smaller downloads for entries 2&3 and 4 that you sell separately on TPT? Thanks!
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Jerry Parks  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for writing!~ Yes, this new workbook contains EVERYTHING. Except for the fact that you might get tired of looking at me in all the QR code videos, I think you will find this quite helpful! It's practical, a lot of hard work, and practice, practice, practice. You can read the reviews on Amazon.
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Erica T. re: Conducting Hammurabi's Court!
Does this include how to run a mock trial with Hammurabi? Can you give me more deatils by chance? I am interested but feel like the descriptions is not detailed enough to see what I am purchasing.
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Jerry Parks  (TpT Seller)
It simply gives you the procedure for the activity. Roles, basic scripts of instructions for the king and lawyers. Nine broken laws from Hammurabi's era. That's all. Not a detailed lesson plan.
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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