• 12.05.2017
    • Classroom Management
    • ELL

    Engagement

    “You win a car! And you win a car!” Oprah was famous at using this to engage her audience and build excitement. So we can’t give away cars to our students in class nor to our educators during our professional development. But we can find ways to engage our audience in more meaningful and consistent ways.

    With a few strategic ideas, you’ll have everyone’s full attention. You'll have a behavior management that runs itself. We also learn more when we’re focused. According to Schlechty (2002)*, there are five levels of attention:

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  • 11.16.2017
    • Training Tips
    • Classroom Management

    Collaborative Learning

    An important piece of our pedagogy is our emphasis on collaborative learning. Our extensive research shows peer-to-peer instruction and discussion is critical to student learning. It helps internalize concepts and creates a natural fluency with academic vocabulary when students use it with each other. We recently ran across an article that provides some great tips and tools to help with the use of our T-Graph, Team Tasks, and Expert Group presentations.

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  • 09.21.2017
    • Training Tips
    • ELL
    • Conference

    Three Personal Standards ASL

    Be GLAD Educators here are our 3 Personal Standards with ASL. Our amazing National Director of Trainings, Noshaba Afzal, models the gestures we use in our Award winning professional development model.

    We will also have a session on ASL at our Annual International Conference on October 5-6, 2017 in San Jose, CA USA.

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  • 09.08.2017
    • Training
    • Curriculum
    • Conference

    New Standards?! Don't worry, Be GLAD!

    ​Are you intrigued by the new H-SS Framework and interested in exploring how it encourages a shift in your instructional planning and teaching? The UCB History-Social Science Project is offering professional development to support teachers and administrators in the implementation of the new California History-Social Science Frameworks at our annual conference on October 5-6, 2017.

    (Cal Photo by brainchildvn on Flickr)

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  • 08.23.2017
    • Training
    • Events
    • Conference

    Be GLAD Conference 2017

    Welcome to our exclusively endorsed GLAD Conference!

    We are overjoyed to have the marvelous co-creator of the original Project GLAD® model, Marcia Brechtel, join us. This year’s program will focus on the great pedagogy out in the field. As Marcia would say, “Good teaching abounds!” We will highlight and celebrate the incredible work from many places. We often find GLAD in teaching practices that yield success.

    Register early for best pricing and to guarantee a seat at the best GLAD event in the nation.

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  • 06.14.2017
    • Curriculum
    • NGS
    • PBL

    Be GLAD Stem

    When Rosa (one of my middle school students) tells me she wants to be a mobile applications graphic developer, I want to make sure I support her along with all of my students in being successful on that career path. STEM is buzzing in the world of education as teachers, administrators, and district leaders are actively seeking to make learning experiences integrated with domains that are flourishing in job markets: science, technology, engineering, and math.

    What many do not realize is these exciting integrations have already been used for decades through Be GLAD® strategies. A Certified Be GLAD Teacher is on the path to transform their lessons into high level STEM lessons by implementing metacognition, collaboration, problem solving, and creativity as the main emphasis of learning.

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