Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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The Art of  
A Workshop for High School Teachers
the Arts

In This Program


A sign language teacher teaches signs to dancers

Visual Art

A visual art teacher talks with a student about his sculpture


Theatre teacher listens to a group of students planning a scene


Vocal music student singing, accompanied by her teacher

Workshop 6: Fostering Genuine Communication

Watching the Program Activities and Discussion Support Materials
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Additional Resources

On the Web


A Basic Dictionary of American Sign Language Terms
A dictionary with both animated and text definitions


Arts High School Dance Department, Perpich Center for Arts Education
http://www.mcae.k12.mn.us/ahs/dance/dance.html         Select: Program Areas, then Dance
Information on the dance department where Mary Harding teaches

Nottingham High School
Web site for visual art teacher Jan Wilson's school

Mamaroneck High School Performing Arts Curriculum Experience (PACE)
Web site for the department that includes John Fredricksen's theatre program

Arts High School Dance Department, Perpich Center for Arts Education
http://www.mcae.k12.mn.us/         Select: Program Areas, then Music
Information on the dance department where Janice Hunton teaches

In Print

Cooper, Pamela J., & Simonds, Cheri J. Communication for the Classroom Teacher, 7th edition. Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, 2003. ISBN: 0-205-35955-8

Explores a wide range of classroom communication issues, including listening skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, instructional strategies, ethical considerations, and racism/sexism in the classroom

Faber, Adele, & Mazlish, Elaine. How To Talk So Kids Can Learn. Scribner, 1995. ISBN: 0684813335

Book from which Janice Hunton drew the model for "descriptive praise." Uses cartoon illustrations to show innovative ways to solve common problems such as coping with children's negative feelings, setting limits, alternatives to punishment, and resolving conflicts

Ginott, Haim, Ginott, Alice, & Goddard, Wallace. Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication. Three Rivers Press, revised 2003. ISBN: 0609809881

Offers advice on how to develop empathetic yet disciplined child-rearing skills that place an emphasis on good communication

Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls. Ballantine Books, 2002. ISBN: 0345418786

A look at societal pressures on adolescent girls

Shandler, Sara. Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self. Perennial, 1999. ISBN: 0060952970

The compilation of essays, poems, and true-grit commentary from which Mary Harding drew the poem she used to inspire student choreographers

Smith, Wilma F., Gottesman, Barbara, & Edmundson, Phyllis J. Constructing a Language of Collaboration. Institute for Educational Inquiry, 1997.

Ideas for constructing a language of collaboration among school colleagues

Thorson, Sue Ann. Listening to Students: Reflections on Secondary Classroom Management. Allyn & Bacon, 2003. ISBN: 0-321-06397-X

Addresses classroom management techniques, including communication with students and communities, issues of diversity, and classroom environmental issues



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