Create Captivating Classes: Why NCLB Should Mean No Child Left Bored

Create Captivating Classes: Why NCLB Should Mean No Child Left Bored

by J. Christopher Bontjes
     
 

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The definition of “entertain” is “pleasantly hold attention.” Teachers must accomplish this without training, as the skill is not taught in college. Create Captivating Classes fills this gap in teachers’ training.See more details below

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The definition of “entertain” is “pleasantly hold attention.” Teachers must accomplish this without training, as the skill is not taught in college. Create Captivating Classes fills this gap in teachers’ training.

Editorial Reviews

Eva Cornwell
Keeping students engaged with instruction is no easy task in modern classrooms. Create Captivating Classes gives educators tools to encompass background knowledge as well as strategies for teachers of any age student. Even if the NCLB law is not renewed, these ideas will stand the test of time!
Lisa Witsman
Perfect for new and veteran teachers!This book is loaded with creative ideas to capture and maintain student interests.Veteran teacher and entertaining magician shares his best tricks! Read this and see what you can pull out of your hat! Your students will love you for it!
Dr. David R. Goodsell
Public education is in a state of crises in this country, in part because too many classrooms are deadly dull. From his background as an educator and a magician, Christopher Bontjes understands that children learn best when the teacher is able to draw them into the subject matter and that fun and substance are not mutually exclusive. The ideas in Create Captivating Classes can lift both the spirits and the achievement of students and teachers alike.
Joanna Coombs
What do educators and entertainers have in common? Both need an engaged audience in order to be effective. The principles in Create Captivating Classescan be used by educators, youth workers, pastors, coaches, or anyone who works with an audience of any size or age range.
Laura Logan
This book is a superb springboard for a teacher's imagination! Clear, concise, engaging — and inspiring! This is a how-to book that's a real page-turner; I had to keep reading because I wanted to know what else I could learn.Every teacher can benefit from some part of this book. J. Christopher Bontjes takes a creative approach to everything from lesson planning and presentation to classroom management — and makes it feel like fun. Read this book. Use it. Be a better teacher!
Kimberly A. Hawthorne
Create Captivating Classes should become a required read for teachers new to the profession and those who have been in the field for many years. Christopher has reminded us that if we expect to keep the attention of our students, we need to pay attention to the way we keep their interest. A little humor never hurts! We all have the opportunity to be the “entertainer in our classroom” and in turn help the students become more engaged. I had the opportunity to attend a workshop that Christopher held earlier this year. If you ever have this opportunity, take it! It is well worth your time, and you will leave with some great ideas and a smile. Do yourself a favor: add this book to your “must read list.” The ideas presented in this book will help you re-energize your classroom and refocus your students.
ELT Journal
Overall, a great read: memorable, funny, and useful at the same time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610489713
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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