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The First Days of School [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

Acclaimed educational speaker Harry K. Wong recreates his "classroom" on the first days of school in this classic video lecture. Presented with warmth, humor, and enthusiasm, Dr. Wong explains that what you do the first day of school and for the first 2 to 3 weeks are critical in determining how well students will achieve for the remainder of the school year. Research has identified 28 factors that help students to learn. Ranked number one is classroom management; how a teacher runs the classroom will determine whether students will be successful or not. Effective teachers teach students the procedures of how to start each school day from the moment they enter the classroom. They also implement what is learned through research. Douglas Brooks identifies seven things all students want [...]
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1995
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Introduction [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

In this classic presentation, award-winning educator, author, and lecturer Harry K. Wong defines what it means to be an efficient and effective teacher. As Dr. Wong discusses, there are four stages of teaching: fantasy, survival, mastery, and impact. All teachers go through the first two stages of fantasy and survival. Some teachers get stuck in the survival stage for the remainder of their careers. Some teachers progress on to the levels of mastery and impact, making a difference in the lives of the students they teach. These teachers are identified as being efficient and effective teachers - they know what to do and they do it well. This program outlines research that identifies the three characteristics of an effective teacher; by choosing to build upon and refine these characteri [...]
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1995
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Discipline and Procedures [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

This classic video lecture by acclaimed educator, author, and lecturer Harry K. Wong outlines how to have a well-managed classroom. Dr. Wong discusses how effective teachers have positive expectations for student learning and success. They manage their classrooms through procedures, routines, and a well-developed discipline plan. Discipline deals with behavior - how we want students to act. Discipline plans have consequences, punishments, and rewards. They are designed to stop students from misbehaving by setting and maintaining limits. Procedures deal with how we want students to do certain things. Procedures are designed to keep students on task and doing their work. Continually rehearsed procedures become automatic routines that make the class feel comfortable. It makes the class [...]
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1995
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Cooperative Learning and Culture [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

Award-winning educator, author, and lecturer Harry K. Wong, in this classic video presentation, describes his method for teaching students how to work in cooperative groups. Dr. Wong believes effective teachers begin a lesson with a motivator - or attention-grabber - related to the lesson and designed to pique students' curiosity. Research shows that the most effective learning in the classroom is in support groups. By teaching students to work cooperatively in groups, you prepare them for tomorrow's world. Through cooperative group work, students learn to be self-motivated, self-directed, and procedure-oriented. Effective teachers create a classroom culture while effective administrators create a school culture. Students are taught procedures that allow for the smooth and efficient [...]
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1995
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Procedures and Routines [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

Presented with warmth, humor, and enthusiasm by acclaimed educator, author, and speaker Harry K. Wong, this classic video lecture introduces the concept of establishing classroom procedures and routines. Dr. Wong conveys how procedures are the cornerstone of classroom management. A procedure is a step - a task to be performed for something to be done, such as downloading an app, landing an airplane, quieting a class, or obtaining an assignment upon returning from an absence. Procedures are not rules; they are steps to be done for success and achievement to occur. A procedure is what the teacher wants the students to do in the classroom. A routine is what the student does automatically without prompting or supervision. With procedures, you can have responsible students. Responsibility [...]
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1995
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Lesson Mastery [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

In this classic video presentation, acclaimed educator, author, and speaker Harry K. Wong outlines his no-nonsense approach to creating effective assignments. Dr. Wong believes effective teachers design lessons to help students reach mastery. They provide students with a study guideline at the beginning of an assignment that tells students what they are to accomplish or master by the end of the assignment. A criterion referenced test is used to measure lesson mastery. In a criterion referenced test, every question refers back to pre-stated criteria. Used as a diagnostic instrument, the test tells you if a student needs corrective help. When a question is missed, it signals the teacher that the student has not mastered the criteria. The teacher can then remediate or prescribe instruct [...]
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1995
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Positive Expectations [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

Presented with warmth, humor, and candor by acclaimed educator, author, and speaker Harry K. Wong, this classic video lecture focuses on how to increase positive student behavior. Dr. Wong discusses how effective teachers have positive expectations of their students. They increase student achievement and positive student behavior by continually sharing their expectations with their students and designing their lessons for success. Their students work hard and are praised often for their achievements. Students in Dr. Wong's class know what is expected of them; they know he expects cooperation, courtesy, and for them to strive to be the best person possible. They know they are expected to earn their grades and they know they will have to work for them. They know that Dr. Wong wants the [...]
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1995
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The Professional Educator [electronic resource]: The Effective Teacher

Packed with practical and inspiring advice from acclaimed educator, author, and speaker Harry K. Wong, this classic video presentation outlines how to become an effective leader and professional educator. Dr. Wong emphasizes that each and every teacher has the ability to be effective. The key is perseverance and the belief that every student has the ability to learn. Effective teachers employ many strategies to be successful, such as positive expectations, academic learning time, prescriptive learning, cooperative learning, criteria-referenced testing, and procedures and routines. Effective teaching strategies work best when implemented by an entire staff that supports one another. Research shows that in effective schools the staff works together to identify problems and solutions. S [...]
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1995