Mary Ann Johnson
Mary Ann Johnson, M.Ed Adm. has worked with students of all levels, from alternative high school to gifted classes. She has also been a junior high vice principal and is now working with teachers for continuing education in classes, distance learning and building leadership groups. She is a teacher emeritus who has led seminars for educators which focus on developing a quality learner environment for students and for teachers. Her courses are research-based and resonate with user-friendly and energizing content.
Course No. ED466u, ED566u
Take boredom out of your K-12 classroom and engage your students! Learn new strategies and techniques that include novelty and brain-friendly ideas. These processes will get students involved with material you already planned to cover. No special equipment or preparation is usually required. Each section explains why that set of activities is valid and provides step-by-step directions for academic discussion, feedback, writing, classroom technology and more.
Course No. ED466s, ED566s
Learn the Six Vital Indicators of effective teaching: Professional Knowledge, Instructional Planning, Instructional Delivery, Assessment, Learning Environment and Professionalism. With these you will have the ability to orchestrate a vibrant learning environment that will delight both at-risk and high ability K-12 students. Resources include self-examination and formal evaluations, required in some states for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These will help you become aware of red flags.
Course No. ED461n, ED561n
Every principal needs to examine the issues that are central to his/her success. The course text present hands-on insights to help you become an inspirational leader in your school. You will find practical information from the authors own experiences including research-based techniques covering topics from informal school communication networks, building lasting relationships, improving faculty meetings, keeping up with state mandates, dealing with surprises, and more.
Course No. ED448F, ED548F
Using a basicworkbook created by Larry Ferlazzo, an award-winning author, you will find strategies to engage your students more effectively.
You will learn how to deal with getting students motivated and helping students see the importance of personal responsibility. You will also learn to deal with disruptive students and classes, while finding the best ways to maximize the chances that a lesson will be successful, and more.
Course No. ED448i, ED548i
This course provides an intriguing and unique look at the subject of differentiation. Part I of our text includes three completely fresh techniques for helping students understand why they will not all be doing the same things at the same time.
Course No. ED447E, ED547E
Based on the best-selling book ever on classroom management and student achievement, this course will help you make the first day of school, and every day, a success! This First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher is a must-have for new teachers and veterans alike. Regardless of your level of experience, you will enjoy the text so much that you will want to savor it instead of rushing through.
Course No. ED448G, ED548G
The 99 strategies explored in this course are going to help you engage your students. And you will find boredom's been banished from your classroom and from your teaching as well.
Course No. ED448H, ED548H
The book for this course introduces you to the most typical student types and how best to work with them such as: the Good Kids, the Rebels, the Perfectionists, the Invisibles and more. With each introduction, there will be ample information on what is needed and how to work best with that student.
Course No. ED446H, ED546H
As a teacher, there are so many different things you have to keep track of and organize.
Course No. ED443T, Ed543T
Do students groan when you say it is time to edit and revise? Are you intimidated by grammar and writing conventions, perhaps never having been explicitly taught them in a way that made sense? Is there never enough time for editing in your writers' workshop?
Does it seem that your editing lessons are not really connected to what students are writing?
Course No. ED430J, ED530j
The required text for this course is "So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligence" by authors Harvey Silver, Richard Strong and Matthew Perini. With a commitment to effectiveness, practicality, fairness and fun for you and your students, the authors of this great book blend learning styles and multiple intelligences so that you can best meet the needs of individual students.
Course No. ED433E
Meeting the Needs of Second Language Learners by Judith Lessow-Hurley spells out the best practices educators need to work successfully with ELL or ESL students. The impact of national, state and local requirements is covered, as well as making the most of realities teachers will face.
Course No. ED430G, ED530G
This course is rich in ideas for how to help secondary students, especially poor readers, with the motivation and skills to read for comprehension. Required text is "Literacy Strategies for Grades 4-12" by Karen Tankersly.
Course No. ED430F, ED530F
The required text for this class is "How to Teach So Students Remember" by Marilee Sprenger. This book is one of the top-rated and inspiring “how-to” guides showing the seven important strategies, and supporting research, that gives students the best possible chance to make meaning and remember what’s academically important.
Course No. ED430k, ED530K
The required text for this course is "Teaching with the Brain in Mind" by Eric Jensen. Noted for his contribution to brain-based learning Eric Jensen guides us through one fascinating insight after another in the introduction and twelve chapters of this latest edition of teaching how-to’s, based on our understanding from brain-research of how people are motivated, problem-solve and remember.
Course No. ED430C
This course provides authoritative and reality-based best practices in classroom management from some of our best educational researchers, including Robert Marzano, Jana Marzano and Debra Pickering. It clarifies both what to do, and how to do it, with ample examples and action steps.
Course No. ED433C, ED533C
Follow Eric Jensen's guidebook, Arts With the Brain in Mind, to enhance students' creative, expressive and reflective abilities. The arts are a wonderfully humanistic way to teach all subjects better, for arts educators and other teachers alike, and Jensen has proven to be one of the most readable and enthusiastic authors for educators.
Course No. ED437V, ED537V
Leaders can't avoid adversity, but they can choose to use it to become stronger. The course text shows how to move forward during times of difficulty or crisis, with such topics as student walkouts, firing staff, getting fired, district boundary disputes, over-reaching board members, and having your integrity or competency challenged.
Course No. ED437E, ED537E
What distinguishes the great teacher from the struggling teacher? Joseph Ciaccio has developed a list of five ways the great teacher lives a positive and effective life in the classroom. This book shows the power we all have to deal effectively with the discouragement of ineffective results, classroom meltdowns and boredom.
Course No. ED437G, ED537G
Learn the causes and misconceptions that surround the development and treatment of oppositional children. Learn how specialists would engineer classroom environments, routines, and tasks to maximize positive results.
Course No. ED437A, ED537A
Thomas Armstrong's Awakening Genius encourages a renaissance of thinking about the true meaning of children's giftedness. He provides remedies that call for teachers modeling their own joy of learning. The book lists simple genius experiences and activities for the classroom that help counter the often-damaging effects of scripted curriculum, standardized grading and testing, along with other factors that degrade the love of learning.
Course No. ED437C, ED537C
This book comes to the rescue for ELL teachers at a time when ELL students are increasing. The authors provide the ultimate handbook of methods and specifics for motivating and for assisting ELL students to become bi-lingual thinkers and learners.
Course No. ED430H, ED530H
This course is based on the required text, "Qualities of Effective Teachers" by James Stronge. Stronge’s work emphasizes that the classroom teacher is a person that makes the biggest difference in studies of effectiveness. Also covered are classroom management, curriculum development, lesson delivery. follow-up checklists and ‘red flags’ of ineffective teaching.