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  • Quotes for Leaders and Thinkers - This PowerPoint presentation includes 75 quotes about motivation, wisdom, education, success, and other topics. The presentation is set up to play continuously once it is started. Ideal for the time before a meeting begins, the breaks between meeting sessions, or during a networking period. May also be used with students as a bell-ringer activity by asking students to choose a quote and explain what it means to them. Download Quotes for Leaders and Thinkers.
  • Checklist for Ensuring Accessibility of Learning Materials - Since no two people are the same, it is essential that instructional materials accommodate a potentially diverse group of learners. Accessibility relates to electronic media, as well as physical facilities. When used in combination with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles in instructional design, these guidelines can improve the learning experience for everyone. Download Checklist for Ensuring Accessibility of Learning Materials (PDF version or Word version). More resources are also available on our ctYOU site (no login required).
  • Understanding Adult Learners - Teaching adults can be an exciting and fun opportunity. Most adults are in the classroom because they want to learn what you have to teach. These learners are very different from younger learners, and this document will help you better understand the multiple aspects that influence their learning. Download Understanding Adult Learners
  • Orientation Template for New Teachers - This handy fillable PDF provides an easy way to give new teachers all of the contact information they need in one place. Please note that you will need to download the file to your hard drive before entering your information. Download Orientation Template for New Teachers
  • Maximizing Career Fairs - This handout helps job seekers maximize their career fair experience by providing guidelines for what to do before, during, and after the event. Download Maximizing Career Fairs
  • Basic Math Skills Supplement - This supplement provides instruction and worksheets on terms and symbols; adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; reducing fractions, converting fractions and decimals, using percentages, and converting English-Metric measurements. Download Basic Math Skills Supplement
  • 60 Formative Assessment Strategies - Assessment and instruction go hand in hand in a classroom that focuses on the student. Teachers need to use a variety of different strategies to assess student readiness for a particular unit of study and to plan their instruction around the needs the students demonstrate. Ongoing assessment of student learning is an important part of the planning process. There are three main types of assessment: pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment. This booklet focuses on strategies that teachers can use to formatively assess their students. Download 60 Formative Assessment Strategies
  • Creating Presentations - This unit of instruction covers researching and preparing informative and persuasive presentations. Download Creating Presentations
  • Delivering Presentations - This unit of instruction provides guidelines for presenting speeches, tool-based presentations, and extemporaneous speaking; discusses the difference between paralanguage and body language; and gives techniques for question-and-answer sessions. Download Delivering Presentations
  • Grading Rubrics - Rubrics to grade various student projects.
  • Creativity Rubric - A tool to help you evaluate students' use of creativity skills, such as generating multiple ideas, building on existing ideas, and visualizing outcomes. Download Creativity Rubric
  • Fifty Ways to Lead Bookmark - Based on our popular poster, these printable bookmarks list fifty ways to lead through everyday actions. Four different designs, set up to print front-to-back, are available. Download Fifty Ways to Lead Bookmark
  • Entrance/Exit Tickets - These Entrance tickets can be used to begin the day and assist students in setting goals for their instruction. The Exit tickets recap what students learned during the class and provide a way to clarify learning. They summarize learning and allow questioning and clarification for enhanced learning. Download Entrance/Exit Tickets
Last Modified on Oct 19, 2022