A collaboration of experienced teachers spanning several departments, an advanced degree, classroom experience teaching beginning 1990, curriculum expertise, and varied related professional work experience outside the classroom too. We provide a joint effort to foster your excellence in the classroom measured by student retention..
We present material resources to the professional teacher for use in the classroom using our expertise to maximize results with high value content, particularly of a type that would otherwise be excessively time-consuming to develop de novo. We believe that problem solving strategies worked through in step-by-step detail save you hours of planning time deciding on what practice material to offer to students. We believe that students need worksheet practice on the types of problems that not merely occupy tests but that embrace concepts consistent with well-established SOL's and trends in technology, engineering, mathematics, and the sciences.
We see students years later completing Ph.D.'s and giving thanks when they return and say "it was because of you that I got interested in this and was able to learn how to learn." But not all success is academic in nature nor measurable by future degrees. Sometimes you have a huge impact on a student without knowing it at the time. Something else we've heard included "you saved my life and I wouldn't be alive now if it weren't for you." Integrity, character, values, demeanor, respect for individuals, fairness, personal mannerisms, appearance and style, language, offering a kind word, consistency, and supportive positive attitude all go far to build the kind of world you want to live in.
Three excellent resources we recommend are given below. We employed these to improve how we teach and manage a room. They contributed to our professional evolution and explain step-by-step how to gain a productive teaching styles. For instance, students need things to do right away, in their hands and on the board. They appreciate structure.that includes showing them an overview of what should be learnt when they complete an activity. 1. Wong, Harry K., and Rosemary T Wong. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher. Mountain View, CA: Harry K. Wong Publications, 2018 Book and DVD. 2. Wong, Harry K., and Rosemary T Wong. The Classroom Management Book. Mountain View, CA: Harry K. Wong Publications, 2014 Book. 3. Lemov, Doug. Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College 2nd Edition, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass 2015. Book.
It is no longer enough, like in past decades, to show up to teach a class page by page out of a textbook nor for the expert teacher to decide alone what works best. We conform to standards for consistency across the board. Administrators decide what they want from you in content and techniques. This effects all of us. Sadly, the amount of planning time and free-time to think, that is actually available, has shrunken. Teachers report that too much energy and time is consumed with classroom management and administrative issues. Everything and every move the professional teacher makes must be documented consistent with many considerations. Our materials help you conserve time and energy by providing high value content and processes in prepackaged experiences.