Donna Sawyer

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"Every child deserves a champion - an adult who will never give up on them..." -Rita Pierson
 
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This powerful collection of quick and CONTAGIOUS CONNECTORS offers 40+ astoundingly fast ways to RADICALLY TRANSFORM bad attitudes and take the stress out of discipline. Links are embedded throughout the PDF to additional FREE DOWNLOADS and FREE
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This free PDF gives you a list of 20+ quick comebacks, one-liners, and stabilizers to help de-escalate a situation before it spirals out of control. Classroom conflict is inevitable, but there are incredibly effective ways to respond using
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This MEGA COLLECTION of over 100 proven, high-yield, AND whole-brain compatible teaching strategies is divided into 4 sets of color-coded, quick-reference cards that can be adapted for all ages and content areas. Links are embedded throughout the
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Create all kinds of fun writing activities with this FREE bingo template featuring a word list of moods and feelings. As an added BONUS, use the free online interactive tool for quickly assessing the emotional climate of your classroom. More fun
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Grab this free printable checklist of grade-specific ADHD / ADD symptoms and signs as a quick reference for use in the classroom or in meetings with parents and caregivers. “Beginning-of-the-Year” anxieties can bring on a host of symptoms that
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COMING SOON: "5 Keys to Radically Reduce Test Anxiety and School Stress" Five keys unlock 50+ strategies and practical applications from the fields of neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and child development about how teacher behaviors can
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Help elementary and middle grade students recognize and learn to regulate emotions with this unique print-and-go BINGO BOARD activity kit including access to a free online interactive tool. With simple activity directions, student reproducibles,
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With new technologies, scientists can now measure the impact of only one lost hour of sleep. It's time for students to get the facts on sleep deprivation, because they are losing a lot more than ZZZZZZs. Use this packet of information to help kids
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This ULTIMATE “All About Me” resource kit takes PERSONALITY typing to a higher level! (Grades 5-Adult) -----> A free interactive Web tool surveys learning personality traits and responds to students with personalized strategies for
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This QUICK REFERENCE of three technology-rich, research-based steps helps to clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and to make vocabulary from the Common Core State Standards relevant to the lives of students. Free,
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Help students banish test-taking anxiety and outsmart school stress BEFORE it takes a toll on academic performance! A growing body of research shows that fairly simple interventions targeting attitudes and “ways of thinking” can lower students’
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This fabulous kit of trading cards, reproducibles, and activities includes access to a free online tool that can be used in grades 4 to adult. These interactive resources go beyond the typical “back to school” student interest survey and the “all
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Is peer aggression improving in our schools? NO. "Traditional attempts by schools to change bullies, or to teach them a lesson, are not only futile but actually make the problem worse." (Dr. Gordon Neufeld, Developmental Psychologist) What are we
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Help students banish back-to-school stress and outsmart test anxiety BEFORE it takes a toll on academic performance! A growing body of research shows that fairly simple interventions targeting attitudes and “ways of thinking” can lower students’
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Stress LESS this year by mastering a simple, but powerful, three-step response to misbehavior. This framework takes the tension out of discipline, strengthens the adult-child relationship, and creates a climate of trust. While it may sound like
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Black line reproducibles (plus 5 pages of teacher references embedded with classroom ideas, Web sites, charts, and research) capture student-led formative assessment in one simple, but powerful visual. It is proven in classrooms across the
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[Revised and Expanded!] Download this colossal collection of 70+ Web Sites bursting at the seams with global learning connections, interactive tools, games, multimedia resources, and classroom-ready lesson ideas. One click on any link in the list
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This is SERIOUS PLAY! Download a chart of free online multiplayer games and simulations where students can work collaboratively on missions to the moon, live among a pack of wolves, participate in government, or travel back in history to interact
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am an Educator, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Consultant of 30+ years who loves to celebrate young people and the joy they can bring into our lives! This passion for teaching surfaced in my fifth grade year under the gentle care and compassion of a devoted teacher. Thank you, Mrs. Gomedella, for making a difference in my life.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that every child has a unique set of strengths, gifts, and interests, and it is up to us in the adult world to 1) Work with children to help them uncover and build upon their strengths 2) Diagnose where the specific learning breakdowns occur and why 3) Build our expertise about the science of learning 4) Leverage this expertise to accelerate learning 5) Create a culture of compassion where every human being is treated with dignity, respect, and high expectations

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Published in ParentLife Magazine, a LifeWay publication (2011), National Recognition Award for "Making It Happen in Education Technology" (2002), North Carolina Instructional Technology Educator of the Year (1988), Graduate with Distinction, Master of Education (1986), Summa Cum Laude-Campbell University (1981), Who's Who--Campbell University (1981 & 1986), N.C. DPI Advisory Team (1992), Awarded Four Technology Literacy Challenge Funds (1996-2001)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Campbell University: B.S. in Elementary Education, Master of Education, Concentrations in English, Science, Social Studies | 077-B Supervisory Certification, Instructional Technology Specialist | Special Endorsement Certification for Computers-Master of Education | Effective Teacher Training | UNC Charlotte: Expository Writing and English Composition Practicum | Schools Attuned Institute, Neurodevelopmental Constructs | ACTIVITIES AND SOCIETIES: Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Local Chapter, Graduate with Distinction, Master of Education, Summa Cum Laude, Who's Who

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My husband and I live in North Carolina and have three delightful young adult children and one precious granddaughter!

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